Typically Caribbean but a nation of contrasts, the sister-islands of Grenada and Carriacou are as different as two islands can be. The first is large and lively while the other is small, peaceful and laid back. Meanwhile, to the north, neighbouring St Kitts and Saba are separate nations but display their own set of differences. Saba is the tip of a volcano that soars above the water line; St Kitts has it's own hills but a far more gentle vista.
For scuba divers, all these Caribbean islands have healthy reef systems and plenty of the marine life that is typical of this small sea. There are wreck dives, natural and man-made artificial reefs, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles and seagrass beds that harbour cryptic critters – and almost all of these dives can be explored at accessible depths.