Information on Cades Reef, Antigua Island

Information on Cades Reef, Antigua Island
Cades Reef in Antigua is one of the most popular spots in the Caribbean Islands for scuba divers and snorkelers. Cades Reef consists of a protected inner area where much of the reef's varied marine life resides, and a protected outer area suitable for snorkelers and divers of all experience levels.

Features

Cades Reef, Antigua, boasts several dive spots, each showcasing pristine waters, soft coral and colorful marine life. The Underwater Cades Reef Antigua Park provides excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities for visitors and caters to all experience levels.

Geography

Cades Reef, Antigua, is a barrier reef that is located on the southwest coast of Antigua. The shelves surrounding the southwest coast of Antigua contribute to the conditions of Cades Reef, which is less than an hour boat ride from Antigua's capital city of St. John.

Size

Cades Reef, Antigua, stretches for about 2 1/2 miles. Cades Reef is 10 meters deep, making it an accessible and enjoyable site for divers of all skill levels.

Considerations

Visitors can encounter larger sea animals, such as nurse sharks, reef sharks, barracudas and moray eels, on the outer reef of Cades Reef, Antigua. If conditions become too rough in the outer reef, the inner reef also offers plenty of marine life with virtually no current.

Benefits

Cades Reef, Antigua, offers excellent underwater visibility so visitors can enjoy pristine views of the marine plants and animals inhabiting the reef. The sea life is also plentiful and lucky (and brave) visitors might encounter the rarely seen whale shark.

Article Written By Jill Lewis

Jill Lewis is an attorney in the insurance defense field who combines an active law practice with a freelance writing career. Concentrating on legal articles dedicated to providing practical advice to the layperson, Lewis has written for various online and print publications, including eHow and Business.com. She is a graduate of New York University and the Lewis and Clark School of Law.

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