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Snorkeling Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park: Photo Essay

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Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture park is certainly a fun underwater adventure! No scuba gear required! Just a snorkel and flippers and the willingness to hunt down the sculptures scattered between 3-7 metres below the waters surface.

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Exploring Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park

We were fortunate enough to visit Grenada for a spearfishing trip with Olympic Swimmer George Bovell and Josh Lewis from the tv series – Bad Granny Get’s Wet. On our last morning before heading back to Trinidad we had a great time exploring Grenada’s underwater sculpture park and posing for plenty of pictures!

According to the sculpture park website, it is the world’s first underwater sculpture gallery! I highly recommend taking a look at the website before going, so that you know what sculptures you need to find! Its like a treasure hunt trying to find them below the waters surface and is great fun!

Tip: Watch out for the fire coral!! It is growing on some of the sculptures and I’ll take the boys word for it that it hurt a lot!

 

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11 Comments

  1. Harry Connor

    May 22, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Wow, I love this post, specially photos are amazing. Congratulations! You enjoyed a lot… 🙂

  2. Eva Angel

    May 24, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    hi Rebecca ,thanks for your Article…. amazing picture and lots of information in this article……..i love it………i try to my best for go to in this place………

  3. Martin From St. Lucia

    May 28, 2015 at 2:40 AM

    Great photos! Looks like you had fun diving at the sculpture park. Always happy to see features on the Caribbean. Do you have any plans to visit St. Lucia?

    • Rebecca Barlow

      June 6, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      Hi Martin, glad you enjoyed the photos. Yes I would love to go to St Lucia one day as I used to have family living there 🙂

  4. Suzanne Clarke

    June 27, 2015 at 5:37 AM

    Please, please, please dont sit on, touch play with the sculptures. They are living things and are fragile. We would really appreciate it if you could update your blog to include the following facts:
    1) you need to pay an MPA fee of US$1 to snorkel the park. US$2 to dive and you need to use a local operator
    2) It is preferred if you go with local guides so they can show you exactly where they are and ensure the fee is paid
    3) please ask people not to touch the sculpture or the sponges or coral when trying to get their perfect photo ops
    many thanks and best regards
    on behalf of Grenada Underwater Sculpture Management Inc.

    • Rebecca Barlow

      July 2, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      Hi Suzanne and the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Management Inc,

      Thank you for your message. I am sorry that we did not know these rules and regulations. Can you please inform us how future travellers can contact the guides and pay the fee?

  5. Ronny

    June 29, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun … when I get to Grenada, I will try to do this!

  6. Kyle

    July 10, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Those pictures make me want to see Grenada for myself so bad. I’m sure it must have been a life changing experience for you!

  7. Tina

    July 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    What a great experienced. Love the pictures. Worth trying indeed.

  8. Claudine | Somewhere Luxurious

    August 23, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    The sculptures look amazing. It’s good to know that they shouldn’t be touched. Maybe the local guides can make sure that people know about that they shouldn’t touch the sculptures or the sponges.

  9. Scubanomad

    October 21, 2015 at 1:46 AM

    A great location! Great choice!

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Do You Need a Break?

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We all need a break at some point or another, as much as some of us don’t want to admit it we simply aren’t robots. So why do so many of us simply not recognise the fact that we are close to burn-out? (and yes burn-out is a very real thing). In fact, one third of people in the UK don’t take their fully entitled annual leave every year. You could take a few guesses as to why this is; perhaps money is tight, perhaps work is incredibly busy or perhaps people feel like they’re just not entitled to take time for themselves… Whatever the reason going for extended periods of time without a break can be extremely detrimental to ones mental and physical health, so what are the key warning signs that show you it may be time to get away for a bit?

  • You’re eating more than normal. This goes past eating for boredom, if you find yourself reaching for more than just a few snacks at work, perhaps you’re finding that your lunch just isn’t giving you the energy you need to get through the afternoon or maybe the prospect of any kind of food other than a takeaway pizza and a chocolate cookie is unappealing. Your body is telling you it needs energy that it can’t get from food alone.
  • Your social life is kind of non-existent. We don’t mean to be rude but when was the last time you met up with your mates? Or even your family? It has been said that not spending enough time with friends and family is one of the top regrets of people on their deathbeds, so do you want that to be you?
  • You have caffeine running in your blood stream. That morning latte has become a triple shot espresso and a post-five pm coffee hit has become a necessity, let’s face it you’re not just drinking all the coffee because you like the taste.
  • You oversleep pretty darn frequently, in fact your morning alarm has started to feel like a bit of background noise rather than the call for you to wake up and start your day.
  • You haven’t posted anything to your social media accounts because you feel like nothing exciting has happened. Oh, and whenever anybody else posts an image of them on holiday, out for dinner or doing something vaguely interesting you get annoyed (it’s not because you’re a bad person, we promise!).
  • You are never home, in fact it could be questionable whether your roommates even know you exist anymore. The only sign of you being at home is a bottle of ketchup and some leftover takeaway containers in the fridge, yeah, not a good thing…
  • You live for Friday. Although when it finally arrives you end up doing the same thing you do every evening. Work, work and perhaps a bit more work accompanied with that takeaway pizza we were talking about earlier. (oh and don’t forget the triple espresso!)
  • Your gym card is collecting dust. Nope you don’t have an injury (even if you try to convince yourself or others that you do) nor do you go out running but instead you’re working from dusk til dawn barely giving yourself time to catch some fresh air and take a brisk walk. Yeah that’s not any good for your physical or mental health.
  • Phone calls become the bane of your life. Not only do you absolutely detest your ring tone but with every call you receive comes an instant assumption that it’s work related and even if it is your friend you ignore it because work is just ‘so busy…’.
  • And last but not least what used to bring you joy now irrationally annoys you. Whether it’s a hobby you used to frequently partake in or the job that you used to enjoy whenever you think about it you just sigh.

So, did you answer yes to one or more of the ten points outlined above? If you did it really is time to think about booking a bit of a break. Whether that’s a weekend getaway or a week-long adventure it’s important for you take some time for yourself, relax, unwind and decompress. In fact, you’ll almost definitely feel better upon your return, after all the effects of a good holiday are almost immediate with research showing that even after only a day or two, 89% of people experience significant drops in stress. What are you waiting for? Take a break, you deserve it.

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Walking Holiday Ideas in Amazing Places

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Going on holiday is one of the things that most people look forward to all year. Holidays are a way to see new places and enjoy a break the monotony of a routine life. People have their own ways of spending holidays. Obviously, countryside areas are free from the stress of city life and are free from all ill effects that city dwellers often face. Due to the better impact on the health, the concept of walking holidays is catching momentum these days. Walking holidays allow you to explore new areas, and you can make new likeminded friends in the tour group. Some of the fascinating destinations for walking holidays are as follows.

Wales

Located in the Southwest of the United Kingdom, Wales is a wonderful country that has gained a phenomenal popularity among the tourists. The country has amazingly beautiful places that can only be reached by foot. There are beautiful places to walk throughout Wales, but you should also make sure you spend some time in the lovely Welsh towns. In North Wales you can explore Ceiriog Valley which is located near the town of Wrexham. Book some cheap accommodation in Wrexham and then you can enjoy going off and exploring the many surrounding pathways and walking trails.

Crete

Loaded with unexplored beauty and adventure, Crete promises to be a great place for walking holidays. Since the country has numerous places to visit, you will need to have a think about where you’d like to go before you set off. Among some of the most wonderful places in Crete, you must experience the matchless beauty of Ayia Roumeli, Omalos Plateau, Preveli, Loutro, and Samaria Gorge. These are just a few to name; in fact, you can get a chance to explore hundreds of such places all over Crete.

Morocco

If you are interested in watching a variety of lifestyles and their impact on human life, then you must go for a trekking holiday in Morocco. The country has a stunning landscape that includes the presence of the Atlas Mountain, Mount Toubkal, Sahara Desert and many more. By walking extensively, you can get a chance to have a glimpse of these beautiful places that you cannot reach by car. Your walking holiday in Morocco will provide you with amazing views

Japan

Japan’s amazing countryside can be best explored by foot. Your guide can explain to you the interesting history of the are through which you walk. Japan has a large number of interesting places to visit, but you may enjoy your visit to Shikoku Pilgrimage, Nakasend Trail, Kumano Kodo, and many more. The view of the volcano and volcanic lake is something you’ll never forget.

Spain

Romantic hills, adventurous valleys, delicious cuisines, and being immersed in the Spanish lifestyle, all this and more, you can experience only on your waking holidays to Spain. Some routes are easy to navigate yourself, but if you want to go on a longer walk to properly explore the region then joining a group will be best.

There are hundreds of incredible walking destinations throughout the world, and there are so many benefits of going on a walking holiday. If you’ve never done it before, you could always go on holiday and join a walking tour for just a couple of days to see if you like it. There are different tours to suit all abilities so with just a bit of research you’ll be able to find the perfect group for you.

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5 Vibrant Destinations for a Fun Filled Holiday

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If travelling is a passion of yours, then you are certainly going to like this post. People always love to travel to some of the finest destinations that are scattered all over the world. However, there is hardly any doubt in the fact that deciding where to go is always the hardest part. Usually, people pick up their destination depending on what sort of holiday they want to have. If you want to ensure that you and your travel companions have a great time, then here are some excellent destinations which will allow you to enjoy a memorable fun filled holiday.

Fascinating Cuba

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba is an archipelago which is very close to the United States and Mexico. The wonderful and extended beach of Cuba attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The country has some of the finest tourist attractions that include reefs, corals, and colourful fish. You will feel uplifted by spending time in the most magnificent surroundings and the atmosphere and nightlife will make your holiday to Cuba feel extra special. Some of the best places to visit include; Villa Clara, Trinidad, Las Tunas, Baracoa, Havana, and Cayo Largo.

Superb California

Also known as The Golden State, California is a wonderful tourist destination for the visitors, especially the couples. The visitors love to enjoy the sunny beaches and theme parks where visitors love to spend time. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, Death Valley National Park, Lake Tahoe, and Universal Studios Hollywood are some of the most impeccable tourist destinations that you would love to be at. There are so many fun activities here, it is perfect for families, couples or solo travellers.

Amazing Ibiza

As a part of the Balearic Islands in Spain, Ibiza is a very popular destination for fun seeking holiday makers. The main Ibiza town is just a short taxi ride from Ibiza airport. Not only is Ibiza perfect for people looking to go on nights out and have fun, it is also home to many serene and beautiful beaches and chilled beach bars. There are plenty of street markets to explore, and many family friendly areas too. You’ll find a wide mixture of different nationalities holidaying in Ibiza including French, German, British and Spanish. You can enjoy amazing tapas and sangria, and in the morning you can go for breakfast or brunch and enjoy an espresso to get you ready for the day.

Astounding British Virgin Islands

One of the most inseparable parts of the Caribbean Islands, the British Virgin Islands is an amazing place for the loving couples. Accepted as one of the most popular tourist destinations, it offers natural surroundings in blue sea water, white sandy beaches, and a colourful presence everywhere. The place has some of the finest resorts in the world that offer every facility that you would expect. The nightlife and the party nights are worth enjoying for couples.

Beautiful Thailand

An Asian country, Thailand can compete with any European country in terms of facilities for international tourists. Loaded with the most luxurious facilities, the Resorts in Phuket and some other places are absolutely mind blowing. You would love the Buddhist lifestyle and you can enjoy trying out some meditation to truly relax. If you head to the beach you can enjoy taking part in plenty of water sport activities, snorkelling and scuba diving is particularly popular here due to the beautiful clear waters. You can see the best places to snorkel here.

The world all around us is full of thousands of known and unknown tourist destinations that people love to be, even for a few days. Visit these places whenever you get some time and come face to face with the joys of life.

 

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