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. 

There are dive services dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 7 different dive sites to choose from.

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'd like to go diving, you should consider 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. With over 30 years of dive experience, Pro-Divers is also the only scuba diving center on the island that is a 5 Star PADI resort. The staff is well-trained and highly knowledgeable in addition to the fact that they love diving. You can call them at (869) 466-1358.

Check this table for details concerning 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

Glance through the following chart to learn more about 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

A few key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen right 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 suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this comprehensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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