Scuba Diving Near Nevis

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The difference between diving St. Kitts and Nevis is that Nevis is slightly more vulnerable to sea swells on days when the winds are whipping.  The 80 to 100 foot visibility in most locations make braving the sometimes strong currents worth it.  Prepare for dives of between 30 and 90 feet to explore delicate reefs and swim with brightly colored fish.  

You'll find one dive service and at least 8 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you can check with Scuba Safaris. The first and only full-service, PADI 5-Star Dive Resort on Nevis, Scuba Safaris is a name that divers can trust regardless of their skill level. A friendly, knowledgeable staff awaits guests, happy to train them in one of the numerous certification courses offered on a regular basis, or take them out to discover the underwater world that surrounds the island. They are situated in Saint George Gingerland Parish.

The following chart shows details concerning the one dive service we are aware of that operates in this area.

Dive Operators Near Nevis
Name Type Phone Location Island
Scuba Safaris Dive Service//12576 (869) 469-9518 Saint George Gingerland Parish Nevis

Dive Sites

Check out the following chart to see some information regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Nevis
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Aquarium Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 90.0 1-2 knots 17.0937149984 -62.5602722168
Coral Gardens Very Good -- 80.0 -- 17.1884802387 -62.6649856567
Devil's Caverns Good -- 40.0 -- 17.0825573563 -62.6100540161
Monkey Shoals Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 120.0 -- 17.1961490997 -62.6601791382
Nags Head -- -- 60.0 -- 17.2095181775 -62.6598358154
The Ledge -- -- 60.0 -- 17.1971717487 -62.6651573181
The Vents -- -- 80.0 -- 17.1380108784 -62.6370048523
The White Hole -- Open Water / CMAS * 40.0 -- 17.1911861249 -62.6597499847

For more information about diving, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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