the hub of the action. Here, dive enthusiasts of all skill levels will
find instruction, equipment rentals, and dive operators running
trips to sites around the island. Several good dive sites are right
in the area, including the Wreck of the Oro Verde , a ship used by
drug smugglers and scuttled in 1980. The site is a favorite wreck
for beginning divers because of its shallow position.
Numerous snorkel excursions are also offered by many operators;
the most popular goes to Stingray City . Trips often include
drinks and lunch following the snorkeling adventure.
SHOPPING. Although not as extensive as the shopping in George
Town, there are plenty of diversions along West Bay Road. Coco-
nut Place , West Shore Center , and Galleria Plaza are some of
the top shopping areas. The Marriott, Westin Casuarina, and