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Scuba Diving in St. Kitts and Nevis

Updated: Jan 13

Scuba diving enthusiasts from around the world are drawn to the breathtaking underwater world of St. Kitts and Nevis. These stunning Caribbean islands offer an array of unforgettable diving experiences amidst vibrant coral reefs, diverse marine life, and fascinating underwater landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner looking to explore the wonders of the deep, Saint Kitts and Nevis provide an ideal destination for underwater exploration.


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Scuba Diving in St. Kitts and Nevis


Scuba Diving in St. Kitts and Nevis
Scuba Diving in St. Kitts and Nevis

Diving Sites in Saint Kitts and Nevis


Saint Kitts and Nevis is renowned for its impressive diving sites that showcase the region's natural beauty and biodiversity. Here are some must-visit diving sites in Saint Kitts and Nevis:


1. Sandy Point


Located on the northwest tip of Saint Kitts, Sandy Point offers pristine reefs teeming with colorful corals and an abundance of marine life. Divers can explore walls, pinnacles, and the famous "M.V. River Taw" shipwreck.

2. Shitten Bay


Situated on the southeastern coast, Shitten Bay is known for its dramatic underwater topography. Divers can discover swim-throughs, caves, and canyons while encountering schools of tropical fish and even the occasional sea turtle.

3. Monkey Shoals


Monkey Shoals is a popular dive site near Brimstone Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage site. With its vibrant coral formations and an array of marine species, including sea fans, sponges, and reef sharks, this site offers a remarkable underwater spectacle.


4. MV River Taw


This 144-foot inter-island freighter was sunk in 1985 and is now covered in coral and home to a variety of fish. It is a favored second dive and great for training dives.


Shipwreck Beach Bar & Grill, Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Shipwreck Beach Bar & Grill, Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis

5. MV Talata


Another popular wreck site, the M/V Talata sits upright in about 55 feet of water and is loaded with corals and reef fish.


6. Coconut Tree Reef


One of the largest reefs in the area, Coconut Tree Reef offers diving from 40 feet to 110 feet. It is known for its pristine shape, large schools of fish, and excellent visibility.


7. Nags Head


Located at the point where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, Nags Head is known for its sometimes strong currents, which experienced divers find exciting. The depth reaches 80 feet, and the drifts and marine life are outstanding.


8. Brimstone Shallows


This large reef has depths exceeding 130 feet and is known for its gentle slopes. Divers can maximize bottom time by diving multilevel and enjoying the diverse marine life.


9. Camps Reef


With a top depth of 40 feet and a sandy bottom at 60 feet, Camps Reef is home to stingrays and has plenty of cracks and crevices full of critters.


10. Black Coral Reef


Located off the southern coast of St. Kitts, this dive site is known for its black coral formations and diverse marine life.


11. Friars Bay Reef


Situated on the western side of St. Kitts, Friars Bay Reef offers colorful coral formations and a chance to encounter turtles and other marine creatures.


12. Little Sister


This dive site is a small rock pinnacle located near the southern tip of St. Kitts. It is known for its vibrant coral growth and the possibility of spotting larger pelagic species.


13. The Pinnacles


Located off the southeast coast of St. Kitts, this dive site features a series of underwater pinnacles teeming with marine life, including schools of fish and occasional sharks.



14. Chrishi Beach


Located on the western coast of Nevis, Chrishi Beach is home to a pristine coral reef that stretches along the shoreline. Divers can encounter an array of marine life, including parrotfish, angelfish, and moray eels.


15. Booby High Shoals


Situated off the northern coast of Nevis, Booby High Shoals offers a thrilling diving experience with its underwater cliffs and swim-throughs. This site is known for encounters with nurse sharks, barracudas, and eagle rays.


16. Nisbet Reef


Nisbet Reef is a shallow dive site ideal for beginners and snorkelers. The reef is home to a colorful array of corals and a variety of fish species, making it a great spot for underwater photography.


17. Devil's Caves


A dive site characterized by its underwater caverns and tunnels, home to many nocturnal fish and lobsters.


18. Redonda Bank