Saint Lucia Scuba Diving
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Anse La Raye Wall
This site is rich in coral and marine life.
The shallow areas displays brightly colored fire coral, while in the deeper end
there are in descent purple vase sponges, barrel sponges, and soft coral. There
is a lot of fish on this dive - look out particularly for jacks, Bermuda chubs
The Anse La Raye wall is an excellent example of the colorful reefs of St.
Lucia and a good site for underwater photography. It is best dived at around 50
to 60 feet.
This semicircular reef/wall is a richly diverse coral reef structure displaying
both hard and soft corals.
This reef starts off in 15 ft. with large colorful boulders which fringes the
coastline and gravitates to patches of coral and eventually more defined
structures of reef.
The perfect setting for divers and snorkelers of all levels. Schools of
snappers, grunts and Atlantic spade fish as well as turtles and barracudas are
frequent residents of this reef especially at the 60' - 70' level.
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Anse Cochon North & South Reef
There are only three dive sites on the west coast within the marine reserve
areas that are ideal environments for resort and trainee open water diving. Two
of these sites are in Anse Cochon (North and South reefs) and the other is the
Anse Chastanet reef in Soufriere.
The Anse Cochon - North and South Reefs are beach dives with coral and
encrusted boulders that start in 5 ft. of water.
The northern reef gradually descends to 40ft. where it merges with the Virgin
Cove reef, where as the South Reef remains shallow to a maximum depth of 30 ft.
The coral is more prolific on the northern side but both areas are rich in reef
fish - spotted drums, goat fish, parrot fish, yellow snappers, grunts, damsel
fish, chromis and wrasse.
The Wreck of the Lesleen M.
A 165 foot freighter was sunk in October 1986 by the Department of Fisheries as
part of a project to provide artificial reefs. It is covered with hard and soft
corals, sponges and hydroids, and provides an ideal habitat for many juvenile
fishes such as queen and french angel fish. Turtles and barracudas also
frequent this wreck. The sandy bottom fringing the wreck is home to numerous
schools of sand eels and divers should look out for our resident frog fishes,
sea horses and black bar soldier fish.
The wreck sits on an even keel on a sandy bottom and it is possible to
penetrate the hold and engine room. The deepest point of the wreck is in 65 ft.
of water whilst the highest point is in 40ft. depth.
The Lesleen M is an easy dive, excellent for close-up and macro photography, a
good night dive.
Wreck of the Daini Koyomaru
This Japanese dredger was sunk in the south end of Anse Cochon in September
1996 by the Department of Fisheries. Most of the interior was deliberately left
intact, offering an endless source of exploration for advanced divers. The
vessel is a 16,000 ton metal structure, 244 feet long and approximately 80 feet
high. The maximum depth of this dive is 108 feet.
Already the wreck is a habitat for a number of fish species including eels and
barracudas, many of which accompanied the vessel on its journey from the
southern end of the island. The vessel was sunk in close proximity to an
existing reef patch. The fact that the vessel landed on its side meant that a
wall dive was created in conjunction with the wreck dive. It has been said that
the position of the structure lends an aura of mystery to it. The Daini
Koyomuru (Japanese for boat # 2) is quite a mouthful, but the site offers a
challenging adventure for the experienced diver.
Diving Dive Sites
La Roche (The Rock) - Also known as Barrel 'O' Beef
This is a small island about a quarter of a mile outside Rodney Bay Marina.
Maximum depth is around 50ft/15m. This dive has underwater trenches and valleys
where you will often see Triggerfish, lots of Lobsters and barracuda.
Bird Sh*t Rock
This is a popular stopping place for birds and you will soon see why it
gets its name! Underwater you will see sloping walls and huge boulders covered
with coral. The maximum depth is around 60ft/18m. Apart from the usual tropical
fish, Eagle Rays and Stingrays are often seen here.
There is a nice secluded sandy beach making this an ideal beginners dive.
Further out, diving from the boat, max depth is around 40ft/12m and there are
lots of trenches and shelves. This is home to Flying Gurnard, Lobster and large
Here the base of Pigeon Island looks remarkably like a sleeping Dinosaur.
Underwater there is the wreck of a small freighter which is nicely intact and
usually sheltering many Lobsters under the keel. Max depth is around 50Ft/15M.
Usual sightings include many Parrot Fish and Moray Eels.
This dive is located at the base of Pigeon Island. The dive starts in about
15ft/5M over sand and coral and progresses over reef and huge boulders to its
maximum depth of 60ft/18M. Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, Lobsters and Great Barracuda
are all seen regularly on this dive.
This is our most northern dive site and it is where the Caribbean Sea meets
the Atlantic Ocean. The max depth is 60ft/18M. This is a popular place for
Scorpion Fish and the Flying Gurnard, with occasional sightings of Turtles and
Rays. Look out into the deeper water for glimpses of Barracuda.
This horseshoe shaped reef has a small wall and then flat coral reef with a
maximum depth of around 50ft/15M. You will find lots of Crabs, Lobsters,
Spotted Drums and sometimes Stingrays hiding in the sandy bottom. We usually do
this as a second dive with a dive time of around 1 hour.
This pretty dive has coral shaped like the fingers of a hand with valleys
and trenches in between. There is also a small tunnel leading into a chimney.
Max depth is around 36ft/11M. Home to Seahorses, Frogfish, Turtles and the
"usual" tropical fish. We usually dive this for around 1 hour. This is a "must
do" Marine Park dive.
Lesleen M Wreck
Wreck of a cargo vessel sunk as an artificial reef in 1986. Sits upright on
a sandy bottom at a max depth of 65ft/20M. The 167ft/51M long wreck offers open
access to the surface and is inhabited by many types of marine life including
Lobster, Moray Eels and reef fish. Stunningly colourful and pretty dive.
Daini Koyomaru Wreck
Wreck of a Japanese dredger sunk in 1996 as an artificial reef. The
244ft/75M long wreck landed on its side, mostly intact. Max depth is 108ft/33M
making this dive suitable for Advanced Divers only and ideal for Enriched Air (Nitrox).
It is home to large French Angelfish, Jacks, Barracuda and a huge Puffer.
Anse La Raye Wall
This dive site was named after the village of Anse La Raye (bay of rays). Depth
is from 60 - 110ft/18 - 34M. This dive features a beautiful sloping wall that
is alive with a multitude of different fish life and many different types of
coral. Rays are often seen on this pretty dive.
Named after a shipwreck which killed a party of Nuns and is today
commemorated by a Cross which has been erected on the point above the dive
site. Shaped like a figure "9", maximum depth is around 70ft/21M. There are
lots of large Barrel Sponges, Brain Coral and occasionally Stingrays.
Situated right in front of the world famous Anse Chastanet Resort, this is
a particularly nice site for snorkeling and for first time divers. There is a
shallow reef starting in around 15ft/5M and progressing to around 60ft/18M.
This is home to many species of marine life including large Trumpet Fish and
Named after a scene from the movie Superman II. Entry to the water is at
the base of Petit Piton towering 2619ft/805M above you. This sloping wall dive
has a depth of around 1500ft/461M. You will see massive fluorescent Sponges,
large Gorgonians and many species of colourful tropical fish. A "must do"
This area is on a major headland and is sometimes subject to strong currents
which keep the coral and sponges very clean so that their vibrant colours are
visible. The depth ranges from 40ft/12M - 200ft/61M. Turtles are often seen on
this dive and are usually quite friendly.
Four spectacular volcanic peaks rise up from the depths to within a few
feet of the surface. The peaks are encrusted with Black and Orange Gorgonians
and are home to Trumpet and Filefishes as well as larger species such as
Grouper, Jack and Snapper. Seahorses are also seen here.
Le Trou Diable (Devil's Hole)
A very easy going dive with flat coral reef at around 40ft/12M, however the
maximum depth is over 100ft/30M. Features of the dive are Finger Coral, Brain
Coral, Barrel Sponges, the usual tropical fish and on a lucky day maybe as many
as three turtles. A nice second dive for around 1 hour.
Located at the base of Petit Piton this dramatic wall drops from the surface
down many hundreds of feet. It is covered with Sea Whips, Gorgonians, delicate
soft corals and lots of Feather Duster Worms. This is a colourful dive with
lots of different things to see.
Located at the base of the 2438ft/750M Gros Piton which towers above you. Depth
on this site ranges from 15ft/5M to 90ft/27M. Visually stunning scenery both
above and below the water. Plenty of five-finger corals and lots of juvenile
reef fish make this a favourite diving and snorkeling site.
Named for its crescent shape not because this is where Turtles hang out
(although they sometimes do). Depths range from 40ft/12M to around 140ft/43M.
Lots of Pillar Corals and Barrel Sponges in the shallows and plenty of varied
marine life make this an interesting "critter spotting" dive.
Action Adventure Divers
- The establishment of the only marine park, the Soufriere Marine Management
Area (SMMA), has provided a protected natural breeding ground for a very wide
range of coral and reef fish. Action Adventure Divers is proud to let you know
that its Operations Manager was one of the first SMMA Rangers and also a
fisherman who has intimate knowledge of reef location, local tide and current
- Island Divers is the dive shop on property at Ti Kaye. Located in the
building on the beach below the resort, shared with Ti Manje restaurant. Few
dive shops in St.Lucia are located right in front of a diving hot spot and none
have a wreck. So it's really one of a kind.
Frogs Diving -
Established over 15 years ago by Tommy de Nobrega, a Master Diver (PADI, MSDT,
EFR) and former British Army diving supervisor, we are situated within the
Harmony Suites in beautiful Rodney Bay and easily accessible from all major
Scuba St. Lucia
- Just a mile and a half from the picturesque town of Soufriere on St. Lucia's
south-western Caribbean shoreline, Scuba St. Lucia is part of the resort of
Anse Chastanet, nestled amidst a 600 acre tropical estate with two soft sand
beaches bordering on pristine coral reefs.