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“great wreck”(13 reviews)
“deep dive”(15 reviews)
For the expert deep-sea diver, a 360-foot freighter ship sitting in 130 feet of water and populated by all kinds of tropical marine life.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wreck provides a haven for a range of aquatic wildlife. An excellent dive site for beginners and the more experienced.

Thank pastyman24
Reviewed 13 August 2018

a really great dive site often difficult to get to in terms of operations diving it dependant on customer interest and numbers on any particular day you may need to dive with wreckers and reefers who are located up the coast from the cruise terminal...More

Thank _baf7543
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Beautiful wreck & amazing coral & fish. I also saw 2 Hawksbill turtles on this dive. I dived with Malcolm Clarke (MALDIVERS) who was excellent. Throughly enjoyed every minute of this 30m deep dive.

Thank Kathie F
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Only about 15 minutes out of Bridgetown harbour by boat this wreck is a dive site you shouldn’t miss if you have the certification. The shape of the hull is still well defined though the collapse of some parts means penetration of the wreck is...More

Thank alan2303
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This site is surely one of the gems of Barbados,its an advanced dive site so divers come and enjoy one of the best dive sites ion Barbados.

Thank SAS Deepsea F
Reviewed 9 July 2018

To be honest the general diving in Barbados is nice but not challenging. Most operators take you to the shallow reefs and purposely sunken wrecks on the west coast. However, ask nicely and they will take you to the Stav!. Decent sized wreck with lots...More

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 16 June 2018

this is a deep dive, so only advanced divers or higher should go, but well worth the dive. Can't go inside the wreck anymore but well worth it.

Thank kravmaguffin
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Having done most of the dives on the island , I finally got to dive the ‘stav’ It’s a deep dive so inky advanced divers will manage it , the swim through are superb , a must do

Thank 700harvey
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Stavronikita was a purpose sunk wreck dive set down for divers to explore. The boat itself is sitting upright, with nice, opened areas for swim through(s) and excellent sea life. This was our second dive on the ship, and our visibility was outstanding as...More

Thank DiveCuda59
Reviewed 4 December 2017

It was a family beach Picnic that took us to the beach. after lunch and with many children present it was time for another type of adventure , so a sea trip to visit with the Turtles and the Shipwreck was next in line. While...More

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Response from alan2303 | Reviewed this property |
Open water doesn’t give you the certification to dive this wreck and a reputable operator shouldn’t take you here unless it is counting towards an advanced level certificate and you are with an instructor.
14 December 2015|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure but would be very surprised if they did a discover scuba dive on it. The top of the mast is at 18 feet, the bottom about 127, which is basically the depth limit for certified divers doing recreational... More