Dive Sites

1. Booby High Shoals: 29ft

Named because of it's close proximity to Booby Island and located in the 'Narrows' between the Islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, this 40 foot dive is explosive with life. This almost circular shaped reef is packed with lobster, French Grunts, Horse-Eyed Jacks, Southern Stingrays, and Hawksbill Turtles. The deep ledges provide some protection from the northeast currents that sometimes sweep through here, these ledges provide homes for some of the larger nurse sharks (10-12 feet).

 

2. Booby Island: 15 to 30feet

This small island located in the “Narrows” between St.Kitts and Nevis houses a shallow reef bordering her eastern side. The often choppy site is home to an abundance of lobsters and large green morays. The shelving reef provides shelter for glassy sweepers and schools of yellow striped grunts.

 

3. Nags' Head

This reef has a beginning depth of 15 feet and plummets to 75 feet. Here the large boulders are stacked on top of each other making great hiding places for crustaceans, crinoids and Parrot fish. Here Eagle Rays cruise past divers in fighter jet formation.

 

4. Nag’s Head-north: 15 to 60 feet

The opposite end of “Nag’s Head”: A gentle sandy slope on one side of the area provides refuge for a large number of Southern Stingrays which hide themselves by covering with a thin layer of sand. The other side also slopes downwards but with coral covered boulders surrounded with Tarpon and schools Brown Chromis.

 

5. Pelican Cove: 10-40ft

This sheltered inlet if visited during the correct time of year is swarmed by minnows that seemingly block the divers’ vision while pelicans dive bomb feeding on the bait fish.

 

6. Stoney Grove 15 to 60ft

This Stoney cliff side-out cropping proves a safe haven for lobster, bait fish, blue tangs and rays.

 

7. Christena Wreck

Christena Wreck

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8. Outer Turtle Bar 45-80feet

Outer Turtle Bar 45-80feet

 

9. Turtle Bar

Turtle Bar is a fun dive site off the western edge of St Kitts.  It is marked by pillars of volcanic boulders that are encrusted with colorful sponges.  Typically the dive starts with a tour through the valleys and swim throughs, then descend to the deeper, circular outer reef (about 55 feet).  The site is often inhabited by Green and Hawksbill turtles which give it its name, and frequently crustaceans and sometimes Sea Horses are guests.

One of the sites protected from the Atlantic winds,  Turtle Bar is generally free from currents.

Our dive sites are chosen on a daily basis based on visibility, water currents, wind direction and of course our guest experience.

 

10. Bug’s Hole Reef

This reef houses lobster (nicknamed “Bugs”) of many different sizes, garden eels amongst 17th century anchors scattered on a sandy bottom makes this an interesting dive.

 

11. Bug’s Hole

Bug’s Hole

   

12. Ballast Bay Reefs: 12a, 12b, 12c

Ballast Bay Reefs: 12a, 12b, 12c

   

14. Coral Gardens

This area begins at 50 feet and has extensive growth of tube sponges, sea fans, and anemones. Packed with hard and soft corals, this area seems to continue forever. This is home to schools of Atlantic Spadefish and large schools of Horse-Eyed Jacks that tend to love swimming between groups of divers.

   

15. Monkey Shoals: 15a, 15b, 15c, 15d, 15e.

Monkey Shoals is situated in the Caribbean, downstream from straits between Nevis and St Kitts.  Its location has produces a massive reef (about two square miles) that is healthy and home to a wide variety of life.  Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Gray, French and Townsend Angelfish,  schools of snapper, juvenile tuna, and more make their home here.  Lobsters, turtles, and triggerfish are frequently seen, and divers have found seahorses, octopus, and flying Gunards as well.  The reef is healthy and abundant, and there are huge barrel sponges, large brain corals, and an abundance and variety of soft and hard corals.

The topography of the coral offers numerous dive sites for all levels of divers from beginners to advanced.  Visibility is often remarkable. frequently more than 100'.  Monkey Shoals offer deep dives ("Monkey Deep" is 110') and pleasant shallow dives.  Regular divesites include "The Basin," "The Doughnut," "The White Hole," and "Hurricane Reef."  But there are many other dive spots that are less frequently visited.  If you love marine life, Monkey Shoals never gets repetitive.

   

16. Mileklin

Mileklin

   

17. Boom’s Lobster ledge

Boom’s Lobster ledge

   

18. Devil's Caves

This 40 foot dive is located at the southern most point of Nevis. Divers navigate through caverns and around overhangs that are riddled with marine life such as, Glassy Sweepers, Blue Tangs, Chubb, Nurse Sharks, Stingrays, lobster and the occasional Black Tip Reef Shark may cruise by.

   

19. Black Durgeon Hole

Black Durgeon Hole

   

20. Fish Bowl

Grunt and coralThis 70 foot site has a sandy circular indentation in the coral bed; it makes a habitat for the illusive Flying Gurnard. Here shoals and shoals of fish (Grey and Yellow Snapper, Angelfish, Grunt) swim among our divers. This is also a place for viewing of lobsters, which tend to align themselves along the cracks in the coral bed.

   

21. Wreck of the River Taw

WreckA large freighter, 144 feet long, sunk in 50 feet of water in 1985. This wreck is now divided into halves (thanks to 'Hurricane Hugo' Sept 1989). She is encrusted in coral and houses a large variety of fish, such as, Squirrel Fish, Glass-Eyed Snappers, Angelfish, rays and much more.

   

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