SCUBA diving in Tobago
The islands of Trinidad and Tobago lie between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. Tobago is without a doubt, one of the most relaxing places in the world. It really is something out of a 'lilt' advert, with the friendly locals going about their business at their own steady pace, it's rare to hear a raised voice at all. The tropical weather is hot without being sticky, and on the rare occasions it does rain, you'll find the rain to be warm and refreshing. Tobago's tourism industry is growing rapidly, but is not yet at the point where you'll feel crowded.
You'll find loads to do in the capital, Port of Spain, from the market to the restaurants, but the real adventure lies outside the capital. Tours of the rainforest are readily available and run by top quality tour guides who know what they're talking about. The island is a bird-enthusiasts dream, with rare birds so plentiful you'll have to fight them for your lunch. For anyone that can't live without football, you can go and watch a match at The Dwight Yorke Stadium, devoted to the legendary striker. Water sports are popular and glass bottom boats are cheap and well worth doing. There's plenty to do at night time too, from the casino to the plentiful late night bars. The locals love their rum and take on islands cocktails cautiously.
SCUBA Diving Tobago
Tobago is a brilliant place to SCUBA Dive with loads of different places to dive. You won't be crowded and you'll find the diving instructors friendly and humorous, making Tobago a great place for any first-time SCUBA Diver. Stonehaven Bay is a great place to dive, with arguably the clearest waters on the island. Or take a trip to Scarborough on the Windward Coast, and explore the clear waters around the protected coral reefs, in one of the Caribbean's finest diving locations. Pigeon Point is the home of a lot of the water sport businesses, making it an obvious place to enjoy SCUBA Diving. Great Courland Bay and Crown Point are other good spots for SCUBA Diving.
You can find great accommodation all over Tobago with a good range of prices, and it is almost given that wherever you stay, you'll have a breathtaking view and won't be far from the ocean. It is also fair to say that the friendly, easy-going atmosphere won't waver wherever you stay on the island. Rental cars are easy to come by, and worth considering if you want to take in all of the beautiful beaches Tobago has to offer. Flights to Tobago are easy to arrange from all around the world, and cheap flights are out there if you look hard enough.
Flights to Tobago
Unfortunately, there are no direct scheduled flights available to Tobago at the time of writing. While you may be able to find charter flights that will take you there directly, travelling using the regular carriers will involve a couple of stop offs.
Getting to Tobago can take up to 10hours, depending on the connections you choose. However, the trip need not be a chore - it's worth investigating taking advantage of the stop offs to experience a new place for a few days before moving on to your final destination. Expect to pay up to £700 for scheduled flights, but be aware that offers can bring the price down considerably, especially for very early and very late bookings.