Why St Kitts and Nevis are the best locations in the Caribbean for scuba
St Kitts and Nevis are one of the best scuba diving sites in the Caribbean. Water temperatures here are around 27ºC/80ºF with exceptional water clarity and visibility from 18-30 metres/60-100 feet. These conditions are constant all year round, unless there is a storm. It can be slightly colder between October and May so you may want to wear a 3mm full suit instead of a 3mm shorty. Nevis dive sites are more vulnerable to swells than St Kitts when the winds are high, but currents are light. Depths for scuba range from 9-27 metres/30-90 feet, averaging 15 metres/50 feet.
After an average boat trip of just 15 minutes you can be wreck diving, wall diving, cave diving, exploring coral reefs and thermal vents or watching whale migrations.
All dives are boat dives led by qualified dive masters and all equipment is supplied. Juliet, your concierge, will finalise your arrangements for you. All you need to do is bring your camera to capture lasting mementos of your underwater adventures.
The main reef and wreck sites are on the sheltered Caribbean side of the islands and in the channel (“The Narrows”) between Nevis and St Kitts. Trips to the Atlantic, where there are mysterious white holes teeming with fish, can be arranged in calm seas.
A lack of human activity and a 2-mile wide marine protected zone means that the coral reefs of St Kitts and Nevis are free from damage unlike other Caribbean islands. Our Soft Corals, Barrel Sponges, Tube and Ocean fans, grow over lava rocks to enormous sizes and in top condition. Many species of Hard Corals, such as our famous Pillar coral, continue to grow.
Our reefs are also home to many different species of reef fish. You will find four species of sea turtle in or around Nevis, and all are endangered. You will also discover sharks, rays and marine mammals in your dives around Nevis.
And on St Kitts and Nevis, you will have all this underwater beauty to yourself. With only a few dive operators in these sister islands, it is unusual to encounter another dive craft on the same site as you.
If you’re not certified, the excellent conditions on Nevis make it the best place to learn to scuba dive in the Caribbean. We can arrange the following PADI certification courses for you: Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, and Open Water Diver. Give us a call or drop us a line if you’re interested in these learner certification courses.
You may also be interested in our snorkelling trip which doesn’t require certification.
If you’re already certified, join us on one of the diving excursions listed here to some of the 70 dive sites that exist around Nevis alone.e
1 Tank Dive
$ 120 / £95 pp
Join us for this short dive experience on a coral reef.
2 Tank Dive
2 day package
$ 320 / £245 pp
2 Tank Dive
3 day package
$ 430 / £330 pp
A 3-day package exploring your choice of pristine coral reefs, wrecks & hot springs in some of St Kitts and Nevis’s 70 dive sites.
$ 240 / £185 pp
A refresher course for certified divers who haven’t dived for a while.
It was simply amazing. I think that St Kitts, and Nevis, in particular, is a hidden treasure for divers. It is pristine, untouched, and delightfully diverse in both the terrain and the marine life. I will truly recommend it to all my diving friends.
“DOLPHINS WERE AROUND US”
The boat crossing from Nevis to St. Kitts for our dive was awesome. Dolphins were around us and that was really cool.
Scuba diving is great for relaxation
Scuba is also an incredible way of relaxing whilst on holiday. You can’t hear, or talk or check your emails. You are mindful only of your breathing and your immediate surroundings in this very moment, so your cares are left far, far behind. Scuba diving leaves you feeling in awe, but relaxed and refreshed.
Because of the peace, and the restrictions on communication, scuba creates a special bond between divers. If you’re visiting Nevis on a romantic holiday, the two of you might want to share that special feeling.
No matter who you’re travelling here with, come travel with us and explore undiscovered, unnamed islands, and dive on reefs that hardly anyone has seen before.