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. 

There are 3 dive services, a dive shop, and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are summarized 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

If you're looking forward to diving, you can check with 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 found within downtown Castries.

Another option is Eastern Caribbean Diving. A PADI International Resort Association Member, Eastern Caribbean Diving is staffed by dive professionals who focus on offering training and scuba diving in both a safe and fun manner. 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 in northern Castries.

The table just below lists some key facts concerning the area's dive services.

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

View the following chart for information concerning 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

A few key facts regarding one of the area's best known dive sites are shown here:

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

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read this comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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