Diving in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Learn to Dive in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Highlights

Diving in Saint Kitts and Nevis is characterized by beautiful coral growing on volcanic slopes. You can visit Saint Kitts and Nevis, choosing to either stay in a dive resort or a liveaboard. There are plenty of wrecks, walls and caverns to be explored for all levels of diver. It’s said that over 400 wrecks have sunk in the surrounding waters.

When is the best time to go diving in Saint Kitts and Nevis? 

You can dive in Saint Kitts and Nevis all year-round. From December to May is considered high-season 

Water Temperature: Between 26°C and 29°C all year-round. 

Currents: None to medium

Visibility: 20 to 30 meters

Saint Kitts and Nevis best dive sites

MV Talata Wreck

The MV Wreck sank in 1989 after a hurricane struck. Located at a depth of 15 meters, this wreck is easily explored by divers of all experience levels. Coral has begun to grow on the ship and an abundance of marine life can be found.

MV River Taw 

This ship sank in 1985 and was broken in half by the 1989 hurricane. It’s at a depth of 12 meters making it ideal for novice divers. Cruise the sand around the wreck to find stingrays or look into crevices for the chance to spot lobsters.

Coconut Tree Rocks 

Starting relatively shallow before descending to 30 meters, Coconut Tree Rocks feature beautiful coral and the chance to spot large schools of fish. Barracudas and eels can also be found here.

About the country

Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest country in the Americas in terms of landmass and population size. It’s a beautiful destination that not many people have been to. Cockleshell Beach is a stunning beach on Saint Kitts that should be visited. 

Both islands are volcanic and covered with lush tropical rainforests. Adventurous souls can choose to hike Mount Liamuiga, St. Kitts’ highest point with stunning views of the surrounding areas. This is quite a challenging hike and it’s not well marked but the views from the top are well worth the climb.

Recreational Courses in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Dive Centers in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Getting to Saint Kitts and Nevis

There are direct flights to Saint Kitts from North America and Europe. To get to Nevis, head to the ferry port and catch a short ferry ride to the island. Getting around the islands can be done on foot or by getting a taxi. Hiring a taxi is not necessary on either island.

Other important information 

  • Capital: Basseterre
  • Official Language: English
  • Demonym: Kittian and Nevisian
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar XCD
  • Calling code: +1-869
  • Driving Side: left
  • Population: Oven 52,000
  • Pressure: PSI
  • First Stage: INT/Yoke

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