While the towering Pitons are the island heroes above water, much of St. Lucia’s natural beauty lies below the water’s surface. Here are the top 3 reasons to dive in St. Lucia.
1. Shallow Dives:
Shallow, accessible dive sites dot the island’s western coast just feet from shore. For example, dive Virgin Cove to see brain corals and barrel sponges at 50 feet, or dive Rosemond Trench to see turtles, lobsters, barracuda and frogfish at just 30 feet. No matter which site you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable time.
2. Wall and Drift Dives:
St. Lucia’s wall and drift dives allow you to experience a different kind of dive. Effortlessly drift past the beautiful reef at Superman’s Flight .On this same dive, explore the steep walls of the Petit Piton, which dramatically extend well below the surface.
3. Wreck Dives:
For the ultimate dive adventure you can dive one of St. Lucia’s many wrecks, like the Lesleen. Many of these wrecks were intentionally sunk to build artificial reefs. Years later, these wrecks are now home to thriving soft corals and marine life.
No matter what type of diver you are, or what dive sites you choose, St. Lucia’s underwater world will keep you coming back year after year.