The waters around Barbados are a treasure trove of marine life. Scuba divers will find corals, turtles, rays and barracudas, as well as numerous schools of tropical fish in barrier reefs around two miles (3km) off shore. Eels and seahorses populate the fringe reefs found closer to the coast.
Barbados is also good for wreck diving. Popular locations include the historic Carlisle Bay and Folkestone Marine Park, which features an artificial reef, purposefully formed by the sinking of the Greek freighter, Stavronikita, in 1978.