The underwater landscape along St. Lucia's west coast comes from the island's volcanic nature with sheer walls and volcanic pinnacles, along with coral reef and a few shipwrecks. Dive sites range from 12 to 140 feet deep, depending upon your skill level, but visibility is from 20 to 200 feet.
There are 3 dive operators and a small number of dive sites in the area.
If you'd like to go diving, you should consider Scuba Steve's Diving. To explore St. Lucia from under the water, try one of the tours by Scuba Steve. This owner operate center offers personalized services that are unmatched. They are located within southern Gros Islet.
Another option is Sandals Grande St. Lucian Diving. Those who wish to continue their dive training beyond Discover Scuba can sign up for any of PADIs offerings at Sandals. This service will cost extra. They can be reached at (758) 455-2000.
A third option is The Body Holiday at Le Sport Diving. Guests staying at the Body have the pleasure of participating in several scuba diving classes and guided underwater tours as part of their stay, depending upon their level of training. In addition to the few options that are included in the cost of your stay, you can also choose to pay for advanced PADI training. They're found 1.5 mi. North of central Gros Islet.
Take a look at the following table for details concerning the area's dive operators.
|Sandals Grande St. Lucian Diving||(758) 455-2000||0.9 mi. Northwest of Central Gros Islet|
|Scuba Steve's Diving||(758) 450-9433||0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Gros Islet|
|The Body Holiday at Le Sport Diving||(758) 457-7882||1.5 mi. North of Central Gros Islet|
A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites can be seen in the following chart.
|Good||All Divers||65.6||< 1 knot||14.1099007357||-60.9473419189|
|--||All Divers||39.0||1-2 knots||14.0278017127||-60.9856638909|
For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read this detailed Caribbean diving page.
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