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 in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are listed below.

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. 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 located in 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 call them at (869) 466-1358.

The table directly below enables you to get some information regarding area 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 offers the approximate 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

Take a moment to read the following table to see some key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

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 tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this detailed Caribbean scuba diving article.


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