Four of The Best Dive Sites to Add to Your Bucket List for St. Kitts and Nevis
by Carolyn Lee Mar 6, 2023
People who love to dive might tell you that it allows you to experience marine creatures, see the coral reef, and experience weightlessness and freedom breathing underwater. Some might argue that it is easier than you think. If you enjoy diving or plan to check it out, we have a few of the best places to dive in St Kitts and Nevis.
What is Scuba Diving?
Scuba diving is a popular and adventurous water sport that entails swimming underwater with a scuba. The scuba apparatus utilises a portable supply of compressed air at a regulated pressure, allowing you to breathe underwater. If you are interested in scuba diving, get the requisite training before attempting it.
People who know how to scuba dive will love diving in St. Kitts and Nevis as it boasts calm, gentle waters with good visibility and abundant marine life. There are several near-shore reefs, sub-aquatic caves, and wreck sites to explore.
Four of the best places to scuba dive in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Narrows: The Narrows is regularly used for swim events and is a favourite among divers. Some of the marine life you might encounter here include turtles, lobsters, white tips, and nurse sharks. The channel is two miles long and separates the two islands.
River Taw: This dive site is the home of a 144-foot-long freighter that sunk in 1985. River Taw is also the most prominent wreck dive site in St. Kitts. While diving at this location, you will see snappers, stingrays, squirrelfish, and turtles. Most novice divers receive dive training at River Taw.
Devil’s Cave: This is a stunning 40 feet dive on the west coast of Nevis. Divers navigate overhangs and coral grottos to view marine life in this area, like lobsters, stingrays, glassy sweepers, blue tang, and nurse sharks.
Thermal Vents: The underwater thermal vents (hot vents) spews 38°C water from the bottom. This dive takes you through a reef that starts at 35 feet and drops to 95 feet. The vents are home to some of the largest crabs and lobsters.
We hope you add some of these dive sites to your bucket list. You can also use Find Yello to search for resorts, hotels, dive shops and related businesses with the relevant products and services.
Sources: Dive Zone, Dive Nevis, St. Kitts Tourism, and Leisure Pro, and Scuba Guru.