Scuba Diving Near Castries

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Castries is a great destination for both wall and drift diving, with a host of sites to see including shipwrecks, coral, steep walls, and more.  Many dive operations in the area choose to guide guests through the Marine Reserve areas which are along the sheltered west coast. 

You'll find several dive services, a dive shop, and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into are provided here:

Dive Shops Near Castries
Name Type Phone Location Island
Sandals Castries Dive Center Dive Shop//12577 (758) 452-5042 1.3 mi. West of Central Castries Saint Lucia
Eastern Caribbean Diving

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to contact Dive Fair Helen. Dive Fair Helen is owned and operated by an environmentalist, making this the perfect choice for divers who care about doing their part in keeping underwater conditions pristine for the next generation of divers. In operation since 1992, you can also trust that they have the experience and training necessary to guide you on your St. Lucia dive adventure. They are located in downtown Castries.

Another option is Eastern Caribbean Diving. Whether you're a beginner or fully certified, daily dives to walls, wrecks, and reefs are available. You can also sign up for one of the PADI training courses and advance your certification. You can reach them at (758) 453-3483.

A third good option is Rendezvous Resort Diving. Rendezvous specializes in couples diving, romanticizing the whole ordeal. In order to offer this unique scuba service, they don't skimp on the necessary safety measures, employing a team of certified dive professionals available to train and guide both new and seasoned divers. They're located within northern Castries.

The chart right below shows some key facts concerning area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Castries
Name Phone Location
Dive Fair Helen (758) 451-7716 Downtown Castries
Eastern Caribbean Diving (758) 453-3483 La Brelotte Bay, 3.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries
Rendezvous Resort Diving (758) 457-7961 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Castries

Dive Services

The chart just below enables you to learn the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 80.0 $ 130.0
Double Tank Dive $ 80.0 $ 92.0
Night Dive $ 75.0 $ 90.0
Open Water Certification $ 435.0 $ 450.0
Single Tank Dive $ 65.0 $ 75.0

Dive Sites

The following chart summarizes some information concerning one of the area's best known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Castries
Name Quality Visibility Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Vigie Beach Reef -- -- All Divers 39.0 1-2 knots 14.0278017127 -60.9856638909

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this comprehensive Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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