St Kitts is not just a tropical paradise for those who want some R&R on a weekend getaway. There is also an array of popular dive spots that offer different treasures under the sea for divers of different levels to explore. Whether you are a professional or an amateur scuba diver, there is something for you in any one of the popular dive spots around St Kitts.
Although there are not many big fishes in the waters around St Kitts, there are many small fish wonders, coral reefs and wreck sites to explore. With varying depths from 30 feet to over 200, St Kitts dive spots are suitable for all ages. The water temperature varies depending on the time of the year but is still great for any season.
Here are some of the popular dive spots around St Kitts:
From 35 to 95 feet, The Vents is a great dive spot to find black corals, arrow crabs, large lobsters and spotted drums. There are also hot water vent holes as well as wire corals and small canyons.
This dive spot is about 1 square mile that features mini dive spots like The Basin, The White Hole, The Doughnut and The Hurricane Reef. With a depth of 40 to 100 feet, angelfishes, nurse and reef sharks and yellow tailed snappers among many other fish kinds can be found here.
THE RIVER TAW WRECK
At about 50 feet under water, the 144 feet long and 70 feet wide MV River Taw offers wondrous sights of corals and reef fish like angelfish, glass-eyed snappers and squirrelfish. Since 1985, this ship has been home to countless kinds of underwater creatures that you can get a clear look on.
For the more experienced diver, Nags Head is a perfect dive spot at about 80 feet under water. The Caribbean and the Atlantic seas meet at this location making the currents stronger than any other dive spot but if you are brave enough to dare, you can find an array of fantastic sea creatures worth the shot.
From 50 feet, hard and soft corals abound on the Coral Gardens dive spot. Among the many sea life kinds you will find here are the Atlantic spadefish and the Horse-eyed Jacks. This is also where you can find the larger fishes around St Kitts’ water.
Turtle bar is just between 20-55 feet below water and is a great spot for beginner divers. Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles hide in between out cropping and divers can navigate their way through these to get a glimpse of them. Turtle Bar is also a great spot for snorkeling.
Some parts of this dive spot are still above water and the rest is just 20 feet below. It offers a fun diving experience with many fishes to see in great visibility.
There are more dive spots around St Kitts that are worth exploring depending on the time of the year and the weather. You can even try out different types of scuba diving all in one day but it doesn’t hurt to prolong your stay in St Kitts, as there are many more wonders to behold in this group of islands.
Author Emmanuel Uwabor