Scuba Diving Near Basseterre

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Tube sponges, coral formed into pillars, and a vibrant host of sea life exists in the waters that surround Basseterre.  There are only a few dive operators in the area, but all are known for their high-quality of service and their willingness to work with guests to get them to the sites they want to see. 

You'll find two dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are provided here:

Dive Shops Near Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location Island
Kenneth's Dive Centre Dive Shop//12577 (869) 465-2670 Downtown Basseterre St. Kitts

If you want to go diving, you might want to check with Dive St. Kitts. Novice and advanced scuba diving training through PADI as well a specialty training like underwater photography are offered with knowledgeable instructors at Dive St. Kitts. They are situated in eastern Basseterre.

Another good option is Pro-Divers. Thanks to their location so near the cruise port, Pro-Divers specializes in excursions for cruise ship passengers. They pick guests who from the ship and generally offer cheaper prices. They can be reached at (869) 466-1358.

The following chart has a few details regarding the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Dive St. Kitts (869) 465-1189 1.5 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Basseterre
Pro-Divers (869) 466-1358 Downtown Basseterre

Dive Services

Review this table for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 110.0 $ 150.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 110.0
Night Dive $ 75.0 $ 85.0
Open Water Certification $ 420.0 $ 450.0
Single Tank Dive $ 65.0 $ 80.0

Dive Sites

A few details regarding some of the area's dive sites can be seen directly below.

Dive Sites Near Basseterre
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Brimstone Shallows -- -- -- 17.2590322897 -62.7295303345
Coconut Tree Rocks Good Open Water / CMAS * 80.0 17.2701793295 -62.7157974243
Frigate Bay Reef -- Open Water / CMAS * 70.0 17.2711628595 -62.6890182495
The Finger Reef Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 130.0 17.2701793295 -62.7415466309
Wreck of the Corinthian Very Good All Divers 70.0 17.2609994633 -62.681465128
Wreck of the MV Talata -- All Divers 55.0 17.2793587385 -62.7422332764
Wreck of the River Taw Very Good All Divers 40.0 17.274354741 -62.7013778687

For more information about diving, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this extensive Caribbean diving article.


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