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 two dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to contact 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 in Gros Islet, 0.6 mi. North-Northwest of central Rodney Bay.

A second 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. You can call them at (758) 455-2000.

The following table shows some key facts concerning dive service operators.

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

You can look at the following table for some information concerning some of the area's major 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

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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