Your dive tour departs from either Marigot Bay in Castries (after hotel pickup) or from the dock in Soufriere, depending on the option you select when booking.
After checking in for your dive and meeting your dive guide, you’ll be outfitted with your scuba gear (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, tanks and weights) and given an introduction to the different dive sites. Depending on the daily conditions, you may visit a wreck site, a wall or a reef. These are certified dives, and you must show proof of your diving certification to participate.
When your group is ready, head out into the beautiful turquoise waters off the St Lucia coast and get ready for your underwater adventure! You’ll take two 40- to 60-minute dives with a break in between to refuel with provided beverages, such as water and juice plus The dive sites vary each day depending on the water conditions but all are in the St Lucia Marine Reserve off the west coast of the island.
After your second dive, return by boat to the dock (with drop-off at your Castries hotel).
Possible sites visited during your dive:
Lesleen M Wreck Site
In 1986, this 65-foot (19-meter) freighter was sunk by the St Lucia Department of Fisheries to provide an artificial reef for the local fish and other marine life. The site is a 15-minute boat ride from the dive center and sits between 40 and 65 feet (12 and 19 meters) below the surface of the water. During your dive, check out the soft coral and sponges that cover the ship and provide a habitat for hydroids, lobsters and young fish. It’s a great introduction to wreck diving if you’re a newly certified diver.
This dramatic and colorful wall starts at the base of the Petit Piton, the smaller of St Lucia’s two UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. It drops many thousands of feet below the surface and is covered in soft coral, sea fans and crustaceans.
Anse Chastanet Reef
Covered in soft coral, sponges and gorgonians, this reef sits on a shallow plateau that progresses to 25 feet (7.5 meters) deep and then drops away to 140 feet (42.5 meters). It’s home to a variety of marine life, from parrot fish and needlefish to moray eels and crabs. It’s a great site for underwater macro photography.