Trinidad and Tobago (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. The country includes two relatively large islands: Tobago and Trinidad, as well as a group of smaller islands. Here you can enjoy the lush exotic nature with beautiful beaches and small bays. It is one of the most popular places for diving. Excellent conditions for scuba-diving, drift-diving, reef-diving, and wreck-diving were created in this country. The waters of the Caribbean, rich in plankton, attract many underwater inhabitants. Among the picturesque coral reefs, sunken ships, walls, canyons are hiding cobies, tarpons, eels, spotted eagle rays, and various species of sharks. You can observe an active and vibrant marine life in natural conditions here.
A plenty of dive sites on Trinidad and Tobago. One of the most popular places is the island of Small Tobago with its fantastic coral reefs and the village of Speyside with the world's largest brain coral. Pigeon Point Beach and Pirate Bay are well-known snorkelling spots. The Chaguaramas peninsula is a unique place where you can see numerous whale sharks and manta rays.
There are many dive shops on the islands. They offer daily tours and safaris. In the shops, you can rent the necessary equipment, rent a boat or yacht, undergo specialized training and use the services of a guide-instructor.
In the Spring there is heat with a high level of humidity. May marks the beginning of a season of torrential rains. The air temperature reaches + 28-30 °С, and the water heats to + 26- 28 °С.
In the Summer, the weather is hot with torrential rains. August brings even more rains, but they are intermittent. The air temperature is + 30-32 °С, water: + 28-30 °С.
In Autumn, the weather is hot with more torrential rains. Rainfall significantly decreases in November. The air temperature reaches +28-31 °С, and the water is +28-30 °С.
In Winter, the weather is consistently warm. In December, precipitation is unlikely, in January and February, a maximum of 1-2 rainy days is observed.The air temperature is + 26-28 °С, water: + 26-27 °С.
There are many intriguing dive sites, but first, you need to visit such dive sites as sunken ferry "MV Maverick", Sisters, Shark Bank, "Aquarium", London Bridge, Keleston-Drain, Irwin Wall, Diver’s Thirst, and Flying Reef.
The island is equipped with the latest medical facilities. There are public and private clinics. Tourists are advised to apply for international insurance in case of an emergency evacuation from the island by air. It is recommended to get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, influenza, measles and rubella. Even though the economy on the island is well developed, it does not protect tourists from the armed attacks of local bandits.
There are dangerous sea creatures in the Caribbean. It is necessary to be careful when encountering different types of sharks, jellyfish, lionfish, and warts. Additionally, a potential danger comes from moray eels and stingrays.
The basis of local cuisine is a mixture of African, Chinese, Indian and sometimes preserved European cooking traditions. We recommend trying different types of seafood grilled on charcoal. When it comes to meat dishes you can try the possum meat (mani), armadillo (tattoo) or lizards. Or a more familiar lappa (fried rabbit). If you are here for Christmas, take a moment to try pastels, a traditional meat pie served in banana leaves. If you are adventurous about drinks, do not miss the opportunity to try authentic rum. The tap water is chlorinated and usable, but it is still adviced to buy bottled water for drinking.