St. Lucia Dive Vacations

St. Lucia Dive Vacations
St. Lucia is a beautiful island in the Eastern Caribbean, famous for white-sand beaches, clear blue water and the spectacular Pitons peaks, which jut out of the water. Its pristine conditions make it an excellent place to go scuba diving, and there are a number of different dive companies offering dive vacations in St. Lucia. But if you don't want to make your vacation entirely dive-oriented, then consider an all-inclusive resort that offers scuba diving in addition to other activities.

Anse Chastanet Resort

Anse Chastanet is an award-winning resort located in Soufriere in St. Lucia. Anse Chastanet offers the coral kaleidoscope scuba package, which includes accommodations for seven nights, all meals and drinks, as well as 12 shore or boat dives. In addition, guests get free use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, beach chairs and towels. Scuba dives are done through Scuba St. Lucia, which is based at Anse Chastanet. Scuba St. Lucia offers boat dives at the base of the majestic Pitons and wreck dives such as the "Lesleen M", which is perfect for both beginner and experienced wreck divers. They also do night dives where divers can see octopus, lobsters and sleeping parrot fish.

Anse Chastanet Resort
Old French Road
Soufriere, St. Lucia
(758) 459-7000
ansechastanet.com

Dive Fair Helen

Dive Fair Helen is a PADI dive resort located in beautiful Marigot Bay. Dive Fair Helen offers hotel/dive packages that include accommodations for seven nights, 10 dives and use of mask, fins, snorkel, tank and weight belt as well as lunch on dives. Participating hotels are in the Marigot Bay area include the Marigot Oasis and the Bay Gardens Inn. Some of the dive sites they visit include a 75-foot wreck dive of the Japanese dredger the "Daini Koyomaru" and the 30-foot deep Piton wall dive at Soufriere, another perfect beginner dive. In addition to scuba diving, Dive Fair Helen also can arrange snorkel tours and kayaking tours.

Dive Fair Helen
P.O. Box MF7071
Castries, St. Lucia
West Indies
(758) 451-7716
divefairhelen.com

Sandals

Sandals is an all-inclusive, couples-only resort, with three locations in St. Lucia. Sandals' all-inclusive rate includes accommodation, all meals and beverages, nightly entertainment, use of land equipment such as tennis courts and golf, and use of non-motorized water sports such as kayaks, snorkel gear and sailboats. In addition, Sandals also offers free use of scuba equipment. Sandals allows guests two free single-tank dives per day or one two-tank dive per day to certified divers. Dive sites include Anse Cochon, where you can see parrot fish, red snapper and trumpet fish, and and Virgin Point, where you are likely to see puffer fish and barracuda.

Sandals Regency
La Toc Road
Castries
St. Lucia
(758) 452-3081
sandals.com

Sandals Halcyon
P.O. Box GM 910
Gros. Islet Highway
Castries, St. Lucia
(758) 453-0222
sandals.com

Sandals Grande St. Lucian
P.O. Box G.I. 2247
Gros Islet, St. Lucia
(758) 455-2000
sandals.com

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Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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