Tobago abounds with natural allure: palm-lined beaches, lush rain forests and pristine coral reefs teeming with rich marine life. The contrast of rolling hills against wave-beaten shores creates a stunning vista. The South (Windward) Coast is washed by the dark green, wave-whipped Atlantic and is lined with vibrant fishing villages, while the North (Leeward) Coast provides Tobago with some of its finest beaches. The eastern landscape of the interior rises steeply into tall peaks and rolling hillocks, providing shelter for the oldest protected forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere. A perfect complement to bustling Trinidad, Tobago is a true jewel of the Caribbean Sea, whose sparkle will live in your memory long after you have left her shores.
There are some 30 dives in the Speyside area alone, with the bulk of diving on Tobago being drift diving. The waters of Tobago teem with colorful reef fish and healthy corals, but it is the encounters with the “Giants of the Drift” that truly set this island apart from other Caribbean dive destinations. Nutrient rich waters and an abundance of small fish combine to attract a large number of predators and filter feeders including Southern Stingrays, Morays, Nurse Sharks, Turtles, Tarpon, Mola Mola, Manta Rays & Hammerheads!
The best time to see Hammerheads in Tobago is December to March when the water is a bit cooler. The dive site that they frequent is “The Sisters”, about a 45 minute boat ride from Speyside. The best time to see Mantas in Tobago is March to July (April & May is mating season).