Scuba Diving Near St. Croix

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The Wall, which runs for seven miles along St. Croix's north shore is one of the most highly sought after dive locales in the regions.  Additionally, there about 20 other sites in the area that shouldn't be overlooked, such as the Wrecks at Butler Bay on the west end, and the Frederiksted Pier. 

There are several dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 26 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure

Dive shops in this area are listed in the following table.

Dive Shops Near St. Croix
Name Phone Location
Cane Bay Dive Shop (340) 773-4663 0.2 mi. South of Central Cane Bay
Cane Bay East (340) 718-9913 Downtown Christiansted
Cane Bay Frederiksted (340) 772-0715 0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Frederiksted
N2 The Blue (340) 772-3483 0.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure (340) 773-5994 Downtown Christiansted
Sweet Bottom Dive Center

If you're ready to take the plunge, you should consider Sweet Bottom Dive Center. Scuba diving is one of the most exhilarating experiences that a vacationer on the island could hope for, and Sweet Bottom loves being there to make that happen for their guests. They are found within St. Croix.

Another good option is Dive Experience. This PADI certified diving center was one of the first on St. Croix and is headed by Michelle Pugh who is in the Women Divers Hall of Fame, so you know that this place is serious. If you are looking to dive some of the best sites with some of the best divers, then this shop is the place to go. You can reach them at (340) 773-3307.

Still another option is Caribbean Sea Adventures Diving. Explore the water-world just off the coast of Christiansted. You will be amazed at the diverse eco-system and colorful life that can be found just off this city. They're found in downtown Christiansted.

The chart just below lists some information regarding diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near St. Croix
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Sea Adventures Diving (340) 773-2628 Downtown Christiansted
Dive Experience (340) 773-3307 Downtown Christiansted
Sweet Bottom Dive Center (340) 778-3800 1.6 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay

Dive Services

The chart right below provides the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 75.0 $ 140.0
Double Tank Dive $ 90.0 $ 115.0
Night Dive $ 70.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 435.0
Single Tank Dive $ 60.0 $ 95.0

Dive Sites

Check the following table to see some information concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near St. Croix
Name Latitude Longitude
Armageddon Plain 17.7520381812 -64.8956555128
Blue Chute 17.761918697 -64.7247934341
Buck Island Dive Site 17.7852639724 -64.6354007721
Buck Island Reef National Monument 17.7982174962 -64.6135139465
Columbus Bay Wall Dives 17.7818006865 -64.7564381361
Davis Bay Dive 17.763650541 -64.8316687346
Eagle Ray 17.7572697115 -64.7038936615
Frederiksted Pier Dive 17.7143681838 -64.8852485418
Gentle Winds Dive 17.7811570597 -64.7607564926
Hams Bluff Dive Site 17.7704398205 -64.8746216297
Jason's Anchors 17.7776119621 -64.7426408529
King's Reef Dive Site 17.7019375194 -64.8920720816
Little Cozumel Dive 17.7818773086 -64.7465193272
Long Reef Dive 17.7575149358 -64.7102022171
Love Shack Dive 17.7633133691 -64.7299432755
Nineteenth Hole Dive 17.7620515234 -64.6956110001
North Star Dive 17.7685292442 -64.8215031624
Pavilions Dive Site 17.7788890226 -64.8097980022
Pinnacle Dive Site 17.7821378235 -64.8040366173
Rustoptwist Dive 17.7837315533 -64.7858297825
Scotch Bank Dive 17.7736172577 -64.6830797195
Sprat Hole Dive 17.7386112493 -64.8972272873
Swirling Reef of Death Dive 17.7001437533 -64.8916268349
The Wall Dive 17.7754153966 -64.812104702
Vertigo Dive Site 17.7643912951 -64.8429232836
Wapa Garden Dive 17.7625470671 -64.7267594934

To learn more concerning diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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