St. Lucia Scuba Diving: Dive Sites
Saint Lucia is a lush mountainous island boasting the Caribbean Sea on the west coast and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Known as the Helen of the West, this island paradise has a dramatic topography; twin pitons, walk in volcano and numerous waterfalls scattered across the island. Underwater, the beauty is just as spectacular with a number of well known dive spots listed.
1. Anse La Raye Wall
A dramatic wall falls from the surface, covered in Sea Whips, Gorgonians and soft coral. Delicate soft corals and large feather duster worms can be found in this site.
2. Wreck of the “Lesleen M”
A 165-foot freighter that was sunk in 1986 in Anse Cochon. It is covered in Soft Corals and Sponges with a variety of reef fish. Its conveniently located in the bay right in front the resort.
3. Anse Cochon north / South & Virgin Cove
A steep slope with large boulders covered in sponges and gorgonians in the shallower part.
4. Anse Chastanet
A plateau between 5-25 feet that drops away to 140 feet. The reef is covered in gorgonians, soft corals and sponges.
This reef sparkles with vibrant colors of many varieties of coral and sponges. The plateau area slopes gently from 40 to 60 feet. Turtles are occasionally seen on this site.
6. The Arch
Patois for “Big Rock”, Grand Caille is known as a very dramatic dive site with deep water gorgonians and sea whips.
7. Devils' Hole
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.
Our most visually stunning dive site with four spectacular seamounts that rise dramatically from the depths to within a few feet from the surface. These structures provide a shelter for trumpet fish, filefish, frog fish, and sometimes seahorses while diving.
9. Superman's Flight
Situated at the base of the Petit Piton where the cliff face was used in the filming of Superman II. The steep slope is covered by many soft corals and there is a great profusion of fish life.
10. Piton Wall
Also at the base of the Petit Piton with a dramatic wall that drops to many hundreds of feet below.
11. Coral Gardens
A steep slope with many different species of corals and large barrel sponges. The unusual sargassum trigger fish can be spotted in the deeper areas with the odd barracuda.