There is no Dive Centre on Barbuda but tanks are available to hire or fill from the fisheries building and other local outlets – just ask a local person to take you.

Around the coast of Barbuda there are many hundreds of wrecks from different periods of the island’s history; since the French, Spanish and British fought for control of the Caribbean. All are mapped and protected by the Marine Areas Act. There are also more modern boats that have tragically lost their way onto the treacherous reefs that surround Barbuda, a very flat and hard-to-see island.

There are local divers on the island who can guide visitors to dive the more accessible wrecks but they are often in dangerous currents and it is important to seek local advice and permission from Council before attempting to explore them. If you just want to see them on a map, the ArtCafe sells a good one.