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 a couple of dive services, a dive shop, and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are summarized in the table below.

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

The following table enables you to learn some information concerning the area's dive services.

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 following table enables you to learn 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

Some information concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen 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 snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read this extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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