St Lucia Great Dives

Great Dives

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St Lucia Dive Map

  • Anse Chastanet – Located in the marine park, this shallow reef is popular for both diving and snorkeling. With more than 150 different fish species on the reef, this site is a favorite for photographers.
  • Lesleen M This 50-metre/165-foot freighter was purpose-sunk in 1986 to provide an artificial reef. It’s covered in soft coral and sponges, and is a habitat for many juvenile fish. Resting on sand in 18 metres/60 feet of water, the accessible interior hosts soldierfish, angelfish, lobsters and moray eels, as well as hawksbill turtles.
  • Turtle Reef – Starting at 12 metres/50 feet, this reef drops off quickly into the deep blue. Named more for it’s crescent shape than for it’s attraction of turtles, you are still likely to spy a few hawksbill and green turtles here. With lots of different corals and sponges, this reef also attracts a variety of fish life.
  • Anse La Raye Wall – A spectacular drift dive along a wall, this site is rich in coral and marine life. Look for brightly colored fire coral in the shallow areas and purple vase sponges, barrel sponges, and soft coral down deeper. Watch for rays, from which the site takes its name.
  • Daini Koyomaru – This Japanese dredger was purpose-sunk in 1996. It rests on its side, so it’s 24 metres/80 feet of width acts as a wall to dive along. At 74 metres/244 feet long, this wreck offers lots to see and is habitat for French angelfish, jacks, barracuda, puffer fish and green moray eels.
  • Jalousie – Situated at the base of the Gros Piton, this reef slopes off at about 45 degrees to depth. It has lots of schooling fish, Creole wrasse and jacks along with a great range of different corals, gorgonians and massive barrel sponges.