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 dive services dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 7 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are shown 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're ready to go diving, you might want to check with Dive St. Kitts. An underwater adventure awaits you, and there is no better scuba center to host your excursion than Dive St. Kitts. Their highly-trained team of dive professionals is available for daily guided dives as well as PADI training that helps to prepare new and experienced divers in all aspects of scuba. They are located within eastern Basseterre.

A second 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. You can reach them at (869) 466-1358.

The chart just below lists 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

The table directly below enables you to get the typical cost of dive services 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

Details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided here:

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

To learn more concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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