Best Diving Spots
Anse Chastanet: One of the most dramatic spots for diving is the stunning Anse Chastanet reef in the southwest of the island. The shallows, with depths to 25ft can be entered directly from the beach. The reefs falls away from 20-140 ft in a unique coral wall that continues from Anse Chastaner Bay around the headland of Grand Caille and in towards the harbor of Soufriere, providing some of the best diving in Saint Lucia.
Anse La Raye: Known as one of the finest wall and drift dives in Saint Lucia, Anse La Raye can be found below a shallow wall. Interesting formations at the slope which consists of huge bolders, stimulate the eye and imagination.
Coral Gardens: Located at the base of the Gros Piton, the Coral Gardens offer breathtaking scenery above and below the water, where five finger coral runds from a depth of 15-50ft.
Fairy Land: At the point of Anse Chastanet, a plateau named Fairy Land slopes gently from 40-60ft. Since strong currents here keep the corals and sponges clean and the viewing is excellent and, this site is ideal for underwater photography.
The Key Hole Pinnacles: Voted one of the “10 Best Dive Sites” by Caribbean Travel & Life, The Pinnacles are described by the magazine as “four coral and gorgonian-encrusted seamounts that rise tantalizingly up from the ocean depths”.
Lesleen M Shipwreck: The Lesleen M, a 165-foot freighter, was sunk by the Department of Fisheries in 1986 to provide an artificial reef. It lies upright in 60 ft of water near Anse Cochon on the west coast, just south of Marigot Bay. Divers can tour the ship in its entirety.
Superman’s Flight: Names for a scene on Saint Lucia for the movie Superman II, this site is a drift dive on a gentle wall that drops to 1600ft. Good visibility created by strong currents permits crystal clear viewing for underwater exploration. Divers can enter the water here at the base of Petit Piton.
The Thing: According to those who have seen it “The Thing” is said to be Saint Lucia’s own “Loch Ness Monster on Vacation” Seen regularly (but only at night) one may catch a glimpse of this mysterious creature at Anse Chastanet.
Piton Wall: Also at the base of the Petit Piton with a dramatic wall that drops to many hundreds of feet below. A great opportunity to see many varieties of crustaceans and critters
Jalousie: Situated at the base of the Grand Piton with lots of schooling fish, creole wrasse, bar jack and occasionally the southern sennet. A great range of different corals and sponges can be seen.
Trou Diable: Patois for “Devil’s hole”, Trou Diable is a fascinating location with large barrel sponges and well developed coral heads with schools of chromis and grunts in profusion. One of the healthiest reefs you’ll ever dive on.
Grand Caille: Patois for “Large Reef”, Grand Caille is known as a very dramatic dive site with deep water gorgonians and sea whips. On this dive site you can see huge brain corals and barrel sponges in pristine conditions.
Turtle Reef: A crescent-shaped reef that drops quickly from a plateau area starting at 40 feet to over 150 feet. Spectacular pillar coral and barrel sponges can be seen. On turtle reef you are very likely to see hawksbill and green turtles as it is adjacent to turtle grass beds.