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St Kitts, Caribbean

A St Kitts diving holiday offers an ideal diving holiday ideal for novices or those wishing to combine a caribbean beach holiday with recreational diving. Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted St. Kitts in 1493. Later, the growth of the sugar trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that is among the best in the Colonial Caribbean.

Diving

Basseterre, St Kitts is known for its well-preserved, attractive colonial architecture. In fact, Basseterre is one of the most picturesque colonial settlements in the entire Caribbean. Due to the number of sunken vessels, virgin reefs and other submerged natural wonders, dive enthusiasts are now discovering that, in St. Kitts, beauty runs deep. Most of the dive sites are on the protected Caribbean side of the island. The seas tend to be small with no swell of the Atlantic and very little if any current. Here the reefs and wrecks begin in shallow water and fall off to depths of 30m or more with areas of extensive fish life and formations for exploration. St Kitts is surrounded by new and untouched dive sites, marked by massive beds of coral, teeming with fish of every stripe and color.

Culture & Activities
Spectacular Mount Liamigua, a dormant volcano located at the island's centre, dominates the landscape. Home to the Federation's capital city. St Kitts is one of the smaller caribbean islands, it's easy to get around. A quarter of the island is national rainforest with wildlife including chattering vervet monkeys and scurrying families of mongoose, to roaming cows, goats, and black-bellied sheep. Drive or hike the Valley of Giants, zip line or climb up to s the cradle of Sofa Rock, the edge of the now dormant volcano with guided tours right into the steaming crater. Explore 18th century historical site, the Brimstone Hill Fortress & National Park a World Heritage Site Other activities include birdwatching, deep sea fishing, kayaking and beach watersports, golf, catamaran cruises or dining out in the many restaurants of Basseterre.

 

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

Best Time: December to June

Average Air temps: 26°C

Average Water temps: 24-27°C

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: Black Coral Reef. Accessible wreck for beginners - M.V. Corintian called The Tug and M.V. Talata with vocanic vent shooting warm air in 18-20m.

Great Reasons to Dive in St Kitts

  • Calm waters ideal for Learn to Dive
  • Good visibility
  • Pretty, colourful coral gardens
  • Variety of underwater lanscapes, pinnacles & gullies
  • Good for non-divers & snorkellers
  • Luxury hotel options - ideal for a special occasion or wedding/honeymoon.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.