Scuba Diving Near Rodney Bay

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The underwater landscape off the coast of Rodney Bay is shaped by the island's volcanic origins.  Visibility ranges from 20 to 200 feet, allowing for great views of colorful coral reef, drastic walls, and interesting pinnacles.  Several shipwrecks are also within easy reach of this coastal town.

There are dive services dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you should consider Scuba Steve's Diving. Scuba Steve offers a selection of scuba and boat trips all around St. Lucia's best diving and sightseeing spots. He can also help you gain certification and train you if you are a beginner. They are located in Gros Islet, 0.6 mi. North-Northwest of central Rodney Bay.

Another option is Sandals Grande St. Lucian Diving. Offering the most extensive scuba diving program of an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, Sandals goes further than hosting Discover Scuba courses in their pool. PADI training is available in full, and open water dives are included for previously certified divers. You can call them at (758) 455-2000.

Details regarding area dive operators can be seen right below.

Dive Operators Near Rodney Bay
Name Phone Location
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Diving (758) 455-2000 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Rodney Bay
Scuba Steve's Diving (758) 450-9433 Gros Islet, 0.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Rodney Bay

Dive Sites

The following chart provides some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Rodney Bay
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Barrel of Beef -- -- 50.0 -- 14.0896722296 -60.9702587128
Saline Point Good All Divers 65.6 < 1 knot 14.1099007357 -60.9473419189
Vigie Beach Reef -- All Divers 39.0 1-2 knots 14.0278017127 -60.9856638909

To learn more concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read our comprehensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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