The Dive Sites of St. Vincent...
Vincent offers some of the best diving in the Caribbean, and has a variety of experiences to keep the
most avid diver enthralled.To help you get an idea of what's on offer we've added
some videos, so click on the links and see what you're missing!
From stunning drift
dives, to the prettiest of wall dives, to reefs teaming with a diversity of life second to none in the Caribbean, we even
have a number of wreck sites for the more adventurous diver to explore. Our sites are unspoilt and uncrowded, and there really
is something for everyone. The volcanic geography of the island means that the water is exceptionally clear for most of the
year, and even when the visibility is bad, its good! No matter your experience level, you will love the colours
of our reefs and the abundance of life to be found in the waters around St. Vincent.
The Bat Cave
of St. Vincents more challenging sites, the Bat Cave should only be attempted under the supervision of a local dive professional.
As you enter the cave you
will hear the shrill squeeks of the residents above, and see the silver sparkles of the tiny fish that shelter from the sun
in the shallow water at the caves entrance. The cave opens into an underwater fissure at at around 45ft, and provides a great
'starburst' photo opportunity! This is one of St. Vincents 'must do' dives, conditions allowing of course.
Three wrecks practically lie on top of each other. The first of the wrecks to sink was an eighteenth century French
frigate, and you can see one of her canon on display in side the cruiseship terminal. The other 2 wrecks are of the Siemanstrand
and a tug boat that collided nearly 30 years ago. The wrecks lie between 120ft and 60ft, and the dive is best suited for advanced
St. Vincents newest wreck dive, the 160ft cargo vessel sank in November
2003. She lies keel down in approximately 130ft water, with shallowest part of the dive being at approximately 45ft. Already
she is home to a large selection of aquatic life including soft corals, sponges and larger pelagics. This is an advanced dive,
and well worth a visit!
A 'zen like' experience! A very pretty dive where divers will find a marine environment that looks as though it has
been tended by Japanese gardeners. Featuring a bottom of gently undulating sand, coral outcrops, sea fans and a forest of
sea fronds plus masses of fish, this is a dive that will appeal to all divers.
Oblizalo Drift.Turtle Bay
time to time St. Vincent can experience some extreme currents running North to South along the leeward coast of the island.For
the most part it does not interfer with the day to day diving activities, however should a current be running there is no
better time to 'jump in and go with the flow'. On the few accasions that the current is running there is no better dive in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and divers are able to cover a large distance in a very short time! Travel over boulders,
through canyons, over drop offs and finish in a secluded bay, a great dive!
Magnificent boulder dive, offering lots of shady spots for single bar solder fish, frog fish and the occasional sea
horse, to hide.
Imagine standing on the top of a 10 storey building, and feeling
the urge to jump off...The Wall allows you to do just that! At it's deepest point it drops off to over 150ft of vertical wall
dive, and when the conditions of perfect it is possible to see all the way to the bottom. At the end of the dive there is
an area of prestine reef at approximately 25ft where divers can spend their safety stop enjoying the brightly coloured reef
Situated on the South coast of St. Vincent, Rock Fort is one of the islands primary landmarks. Underwater it is
also an awesome dive, featuring a variety of aquatic environments, from rubble and sand to boulders and caves to a huge expanse
of reef. Very strong currents mean that it is usually undertaken as a drift dive. Divers wishing to under take this dive
without a local guide should be aware that there can be a strong rip current, and caution should be excercised.
Where, over there! Macro photographers and muck diving enthusiasts will enjoy exploring 'Over There'. A large
sandy bank lies under a wall fringed with large boulders. So many critters to see, and plenty of time to enjoy them as the
maximum depth is around 30 ft.
Half way up the leeward coast, lies Anchor Reef, so named as buried within the reef you'll see (if you
look closely) an 18th century anchor. This pretty reef, starts at 30ft and then drops to a 120ft wall like peninsula, follow
this as it comes back in to shore and find an underwater maze of large rocks, caves and swim throughs. Lot's of fish, black
corals, and even a seahorse or two make for a great dive
site is one of our favorites, as it is suitable for all divers, from beginners to the ultra experienced, and it provides a
sheltered spot on the beach perfect for confined water training for divers wishing to brush up their skills. It also provides
a perfect night dive location. The reef opens with a wide sweep of club finger coral, and then drops off to around 100ft /
30m at it's deepest point. Teaming with fish, critters and a wide selection of coral species we are sure that you will fall
in love with this site too!
This location offers a number of
super dives, Back Door Deep drops down to over 100ft / 18m over step reef which leads on to a sheer wall. Whilst Back Door
Shallow provides an amazing underwater forest of sea-fronds and gently waving sea-fans.
An unusual dive, in an unusual location. Calliaqua Bay is probably the last
place that you would expect to find geo-thermic activity! But there it is along side a profusion of larger pelagics, huge
sea fans and some quite unusual underwater topography.
super dive where advanced divers will enjoy the current and surge. Large sea fans, lots of soft corals and the opportunity
to see bigger pelagics.
St. Vincents dive sites in order from the dive shop are as follows:
1. Fizzy Reef
2. Critter Corner
3. The Meadow
4. Sunset Point
5. Rock Fort
6. Kingstown South South
7. Kingstown Wall
8. Kingstown Wrecks
9. Castle Bay
11. The Point
12. Japanese Garden
14. The Garden
15. The Romark
16. Back Door Deep
18. New Guinea Wall
19. New Guinea Reef
20. Hans Reef
in a Lifetime
23. Petit Byahaut
25. Over There
27. Tarpon Run
28. Layou Wall
29. Emersons Point
31. Anchor Reef
32. Indian Gallows
33. Buccaneer Reef
36. Coral Castle
37. Mystery Reef