Scuba Diving Near Soufrière

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Just 10 yards from the coast of Soufriere is an underwater world that is indescribable and must be experienced individually.  What you'll encounter is between 20 and 140 of clear visibility, colorful reef, and a busy world of fish and other sea creatures.  Local dive operators specialize in training newbies and guiding certified divers to see all that exists in a world that is vastly undiscovered. 

You'll find two dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 7 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are provided in the following table.

Dive Shops Near Soufrière
Name Type Phone Location Island
Action Adventure Divers Dive Shop//12577 (758) 485-1317 0.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Soufriere Saint Lucia

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to check with Scuba St. Lucia. One of the most highly acclaimed resort scuba centers on the island, Scuba St. Lucia is a PADI 5-Star Facility, an SSI Dive Resort, a Universal Referral Center, and a National Geographic center. It is the longest running center on the island and has hosted over 45,000 dives. They are located 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of central Soufrière.

Another good option is Sugar Beach Diving. Home to a team of accredited dive professionals, this dive center is exclusively used by guests of the resort for all of their dive needs including renting equipment, open water dives, and PADI certification. They can be reached at (758) 456-8000.

Glance through the following table to learn more about diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Soufrière
Name Phone Location
Scuba St. Lucia (758) 459-7755 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Soufrière
Sugar Beach Diving (758) 456-8000 1.9 mi. South of Central Soufrière

Dive Services

The following table provides the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 80.0 $ 105.0
Double Tank Dive $ 76.0 $ 110.0
Night Dive $ 48.0 $ 70.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 550.0
Single Tank Dive $ 38.0 $ 85.0

Dive Sites

The chart just below provides some information regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Soufrière
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Anse Chastanet Reef Good 130.0 13.8655116796 -61.082116127
Fairyland Good 60.0 13.8624492944 -61.0816011429
Grand Caille Good 82.0 13.8589077101 -61.0802707672
Key Hole Pinnacles -- 70.0 13.8513035379 -61.0655937195
Piton Wall Good 90.0 13.8253016396 -61.0728034973
Trau au Diable Good 60.0 13.8556369049 -61.0772666931
Turtle Reef Good 65.0 13.8698239495 -61.0825023651

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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