Diving in St. Lucia



Dive Guide for St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a beautiful island nation in the eastern Caribbean that offers many great diving opportunities. The island is surrounded by clear, warm waters with abundant marine life, making it an excellent destination for divers of all levels.

Marine Life: St. Lucia has a diverse marine ecosystem, with over 150 species of fish and a variety of coral formations. Divers can expect to see a range of marine creatures, including seahorses, eagle rays, sea turtles, and barracudas.

Visibility: The waters surrounding St. Lucia are clear, with visibility often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet). This makes it easy for divers to spot marine life and appreciate the underwater scenery.

Wrecks: St. Lucia has several shipwrecks that have become popular dive sites. The most famous of these is the Lesleen M, a 165-foot freighter that was intentionally sunk in 1986 to create an artificial reef.

St. Lucia Dive Sites

Types of dives in St. Lucia

Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Wall Wreck Snorkel site Current

Water Temperature

When to dive in St. Lucia

The best time of year for scuba diving in St. Lucia is generally during the dry season, which runs from December to May. During this period, the weather conditions are typically more favorable with less rainfall and better visibility underwater. The water temperature remains warm throughout the year, ranging from 79°F (26°C) in winter to 84°F (29°C) in summer.

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