St. Lucia is rated as one of the unexploited underwater secrets in the Caribbean. With its pristine and highly diverse coral reefs, pinnacles and shipwrecks, this island offers the visitor the ideal diving adventure - one not to be missed!
Departing from the cruise pier area, you will be transferred to Marigot Bay for check-in at the dive shop. After receiving equipment and filling out the required waiver, you will board your boat and head out from Marigot Bay to the island's sheltered west coast. The boat may be shared by both divers and snorkelers on this St Lucia excursion.
Depending on the water and weather conditions that day, your captain will head for the best diving and snorkeling site. This may be anywhere from a 15 to 45 minute boat ride. You may visit shipwrecks in Anse Cochon, wall and or drift dive in Soufriere, or simply beach dive at Anse Chastanet or Anse Cochon. All of these sites are found in our marine reserve areas along the sheltered west coast of the island. Upon arrival, your captain will anchor and divers will be teamed up with their guide (maximum eight guests per guide) and spend approximately the next 45-60 minutes diving the crystal-clear waters of St. Lucia. Most dives are between 45 and 65 feet deep. Surface time is back on board, where a full lunch is served and time to rest before the captain makes his way to your second site.
There, you will also have 45-60 minutes to dive over reefs teeming with tropical fish or maybe the remnants of a wreck. After your second dive, you will make your way back to Marigot Bay and then to your cruise ship. Average time of this St. Lucia tour, including transfers is 4-5 hours but may vary based on the dive sites visited that day. Diving is from the boat at anchor and you must have a valid C-card.
Boats are spacious dive boats with all amenities including restroom, relaxed seating and dual ladders for easy water entry and exit. Mask, fins, snorkel, tanks, belt and weights are included in the dive price.
PLEASE NOTE: As many divers travel with some of their own equipment, the following are NOT included--BCD, Regulator, and Wet suits (if needed); they are approximately $12 US each to rent (separate charge not included in dive price).
This tour shares the same boat as the St Lucia Snorkeling tour for parties wanting to split up, but be together, snorkelers should book the snorkeling tour.
Health restrictions apply and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please look at the following example:
If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour.
IN ADDITION: If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.
Two locations - very nice colorful sponge reef and a wreck with lots of fish, fan coral, and assorted invertebrates. Both great dives - exactly like the pictures! Though not exactly shallow at 65-70 feet they were easy dives in clear water. Guide was very good at spotting and pointing out wildlife. He was also diligent in keeping track of his divers. Favorite excursion of my trip.
Reviewer: Diver den
St. Lucia is an excellent dive stop. Lots of healthy coral and fish life . The wreck dive was also excellent. We would come back and explore more of St. Lucia diving.
Reviewer: Seminole in Crimson Tide Territory
Laid back island dive experience. Great Dive Master. Had snorkelers and kayakers aboard. Crew went beyond to accommodated everyone's needs. Awesome lunch and great dive locations. Plan to spend the day.
Both dives were 3 divers plus dive master - great! First dive was excellent, sea turtles, Lionfish, etc. Second dive was not as good as strong current kept us from our destination, but still a lot to see. They fed us lunch and the small group (our three divers plus one other family) kept the experience more intimate and enjoyable.
Reviewer: Joy is a mermaid
Don,t hesitate booking dives with this company. They were longer than if booked thru cruise line. Great diving ! Great meal between dives