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 services, a dive shop, and at least 7 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into are listed here:

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're ready to go diving, you should consider Scuba St. Lucia. Scuba St. Lucia requires that all guests first dive at the Anse Chastanet Reef to get ensure their equipment is functioning properly and that they are used to local conditions. After the initial dive, boat, reef, and night diving is available. They are found 1.5 mi. West-Northwest of central Soufrière.

Another option is Sugar Beach Diving. Sugar Beach frequents 11 different dive sites on a regular basis. If there is a specific site you're interested in, let your dive operator know. You can call them at (758) 456-8000.

Some information regarding dive service operators can be seen in this chart:

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

View the table just below for information concerning the typical 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

Take a moment to read the chart below for some key facts concerning some of the area's major 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

To learn more about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this detailed Caribbean diving article.

 

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