Closed Seasons and General Restrictions:
If fishing or diving in Antigua, please note the following Closed Seasons and/ or restrictions for various species. This is of critical importance to allow stocks under pressure to have a fighting chance of sustainability.
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Snorkelling Tours -
Antigua Reef Riders/ West Coast Tours Snorkelling and including drive your own boats!!! Highly recommended. PROJECT SUPPORTER
Antigua Nature Tours plus Stingray City Same company..Kayaks, snorkelling an d the famous Stingray City where guests paddle with Southern Stingrays! Highly recommended. PROJECT SUPPORTER
Adventure Antigua - a range of trips, some including snorkelling
For general information about resources, events, contact numbers etc in Antigua, please visit ANTIGUA NICE.
For the locations of resources, businesses etc, go to MAPS
There are 8 dive schools in Antigua, although 2 are embedded within resorts (Sandals and St James). Fittings are A-Type rather than DIN.
Dive Carib: Based in English Harbour - PADI 5* centre running almost all PADI courses. Highly recommended. PROJECT SUPPORTER
Antigua Scuba School Urlings, PADI Accredited
Dockyard Divers English Harbour
Indigo Divers Jolly Harbour - PADI Accredited
Jolly Dive Jolly Harbour - PADI Accredited
Mamora Bay Divers Tied to St James' Club in SE of Island - PADI Accredited
Sandals Grande Tied to Sandals Resort in NW of island - PADI Accredited
Soul Immersions English Harbour - PADI Accredited
Aquasports in St Johns carry tackle, including pole spears for lionfish hunts (note other species are strictly protected from this activity).
Fishing charter boats are available in Jolly Harbour and English Harbour. Note that the catch is retained by the boat operator in Antigua.
Antigua Conservation Society Is the Antiguan NGO wildlife organisation and lobby group, which endevours to protect habitats and native species. Also organises periodic Lionfish Hunts as a friendly competition to help control the numbers of this invasive species.
Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) Is a not-for-profit NGO focussed on raising public awareness fo the values of, and threats to, natural resources in Antigua and promote their sustainable management.
Antigua and Barbuda Fisheries Division (Facebook) Responsible for the management of the Antiguan Fishery. Implements regulations, closed seasons, size limits etc.
Antigua and Barbuda Environment Division Government Department which provides technical advice and implement projects. These projects are designed to protect and enhance the country's environment, as well as seek common solutions to national, regional and global environmental problems.
Watersports/ Diving Equipment
For snorkelling and diving equipment, plus other watersport equipment, visit Aquasports in St Johns.
Self-Drive Boston Whalers can be rented from Paradise Boats in Jolly Harbour.
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