Diving & Fishing

St. Kitts offers exceptional fishing and diving for the novice as well as the veteran diver. There are wrecks, reefs, walls and caves which provide excellent underwater exploration, but also create unique aggregation sites for game fish. In St. Kitts the water is deepest close to shore, so you won’t have to go far. Experienced charters services and excursions are available through your hotel. All the necessary gear can be rented at any of the dive shops on island.
NB: There is no decompression chamber available.

Dive Sites

  • Aquarium

    This is an advanced site for the diver with a strong stomach. Surface conditions are generally rough and currents can be unpredictable at times.

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  • Black Coral Reef

    This is a very healthy reef that is full of surprises. The main attraction here are the majestic black coral trees, which protrude from this mini wall of coral. Creole wrasse and snapper frequent the wall's edge and lizardfish are always threatening to spoil the peacefulness.

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  • Brimstone Shallows

    Brimstone Shallows is located approximately two miles west of the shoreline and boasts pristine corals, both soft and hard. The mooring depth is approximately 45 - 50ft, sliding down a wall to depths well over 100 ft. Turtles, lobsters and eels reside here, and the occasional reef shark has been spotted along the edge.

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  • Coconut Tree Reef

    This is one of the largest reefs in the area, beginning at a depth of 40 feet and plunging to nearly 200 feet. With its expanse, clear water, tremendous depth and abundant marine life, it is a good site for all levels of experience. Divers looking for true adventure will find it right here.

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  • Devil's Cavern

    Devil's Cavern offers many swim-through opportunities that are thick with grunts and squirrelfish. Black Triggerfish, Atlantic Chub and Snapper, mixed with a variety of corals and fans, make this a very attractive site. A great for second dives, due to its depth.

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  • Friars Bay Reef

    Friars Bay reef is a favorite for newly certified and beginners. Located roughly a mile from the shoreline, it will always provide a nice easy reef dive with plenty to see.

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  • Frigate Bay Reef

    Located approximately of a mile west of Frigate Bay Beach. Turtles, lobsters and eels call this home, which make this site particularly popular with both the newly certified and expert diver. A very narrow reef appears custom-made for those who enjoy multi-level diving.?

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  • Green Point Reef

    This reef structure is abundant with Tube and Barrel Sponges, large Sea Fans and Black Coral Trees. Grunts are seldom seen here but have been replaced with large angelfish, small grouper and dogtooth snapper.

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  • Monkey Shoals

    Situated just off the western tip of St. Kitts' peninsula, Monkey Shoals is home to lobsters, rays, lizard fish, and nurse sharks. It is easy to get to and a nice, relaxing dive no matter what your level of experience. Average depth is 50 feet.

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  • Nags Head

    Located at the Southern tip of St. Kitts, where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic meet, the often strong current of this site makes it a destination for the experienced diver.

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  • Paradise Reef

    Located in Old Road Bay, this mini wall has much to offer including old anchors, barracudas, turtles, lobsters, angelfish, rays and eels, just to name a few. The corals here have been well protected by the bay and show no signs of storm damage.

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  • Sandy Point

    This site has been designated a National Marine Park and offers truly world-class diving. Two of the most popular mooring sites (no anchors dropped) are Anchors Away and Paradise Reef, a beautiful site of large coral heads with swim-through canyons sloping to about 90 feet.

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  • The Finger Reef

    Stretching out like a finger, this dive site has the feel of excitement the moment you hit the water and look down. A ridge beckons from both sides as you swim along the top of the reef at about 60-70ft. Schools of Creole Wrasse, Jacks and Mackerel envelope you.

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  • The Vents

    The easiest access to The Vents is by boat from Pinney's Beach in Nevis. The Vents boast spectacular black coral trees and wire coral. The location features hot water vent holes that make this a most unusual dive. Large lobsters, stingrays and barracuda can also be seen.?

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  • The Wreck of River Taw

    In 1989, Hurricane Hugo sank the River Taw, a 144ft long island freighter in 50 feet of water. Another hurricane later broke her in two and the stern turned 180 degrees, providing an easy swim-through and views directly into the hull.

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  • Turtle Bar

    This reef is a maze of volcanic rock with schools of fish at every turn. Located in a bay on the southern coast of St Kitts and offers a depth shallow enough to allow for long bottom explorations. Turtles are common here, thus the name.

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  • Wreck of the Corinthian

    The wreck of the Corinthian is an old tug that sits totally upright at a depth of 72 ft. Sunk in 1995, this wreck is largely intact and already boasts black coral trees. Fish are fed here and will gladly eat just about anything.

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  • Wreck of the M.V. Talata

    This is a terrific old freighter that found its demise some 15 years ago. In 2009, Hurricane Fred moved it 100 ft from its original site. Dragged along the reef, the Talata site rests on a reef and is totally upright and facing east across the harbour.

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