Pamir Wreck Snorkeling
The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in Barbados.
Monday 27 June 2016 06:31 GMT
North of Speighstown on the northwest coast of Barbados, the snorkeling off the wreck of the Pamir is known for its excellent marine life. The east-west lying wreck is located about 600 feet offshore and should only be swam in calm seas. The 160 foot long Pamir was intentionally sunk as a artifical reef in 30 foot deep water. The top of the ship does come above the water, so it's superstructure is easily visible to snorkelers. Overall, the visibility while snorkeling Pamir Wreck ranges from 40 feet to 70 feet.
There are some dive boat operators that head out to the wreck. There is one mooring buoy above the Pamir wreck. The dive site is located 1 mile to the northwest of Speightstown.
To reach the snorkeling on Barbados by air, use the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is located southeast of Bridgetown on the southend of Barbados. There are regular flights from Toronto, London, Miami, San Juan, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, Dominica and Port Of Spain. There is a $27.50USD departure tax per person that may be included in the airline ticket, but double-check to make sure. While there is regular public bus service and costly taxi service, it is recommended to rent a car to make use of the good road network to get to the snorkeling dive sites on Barbados. While snorkeling on Barbados, you may encounter one of the many types of turtles including hawksbill turtles, leatherback turtles and green sea turtles. There are a variety of marine life spread around the dive sites such as parrotfish, trunkfish, barracuda, snapper, chub and angelfish among the sea fans and barrel sponges.
Overall, Pamir Wreck is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Barbados.