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St Lucia Dive Centre - St Lucia, Caribbean

A PADI 5 Star Dive Centre located at the south end of Anse Chastanet beach. Founded in 1981, the St Lucia dive centre at Anse Chastenet offers great diving and comprehensive facilities for divers of all levels in Soufriere with spectacular views to the Pitons.


Location
Based in the Anse Chastenet dive resort in Soufriere in the south west of St Lucia, located in the heart of St. Lucia’s marine park which features numerous protected marine reserve dive sites.
 

Facilities
The St Lucia dive centre operates 3 dive boats with fresh drinking water, all safety equipment including 2 way radios and cellular phones, first aid kits, flares, fire extinguishers, dive flags and a DAN Oxygen unit. The filling station is a Bauer Securs Air System with recently added Nuvair Nirtox Membrane System. This is the first and only filtration system of its kind in St. Lucia providing clients with the purest air quality available in the industry. We currently have two BAUER K14 and one BAUER K15 compressor units supplying close to 40 cfpm. Enriched Air (32% Nitrox) diving is available for those certified in its use. Over 300 Alumininium Scuba Tanks in 63, 80 and 100 cu.ft. sizes are offers. DIN adaptors are available. Equipment Rental is available to prebook with the latest scuba gear, Scuba Pro regulators with octopus, low pressure inflator, depth and pressure gauge, BCD's from Seaquest/Aqualung and 3mm shorty wetsuits plus dive computer rentals. Courses are available through PADI’s e elearning system as well as a full range of PADI and SSI courses.


Diving

The reef starts just 10 yards beyond the water's edge – a remarkable ecosystem offering an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear water. The reef is home to more than 150 different species of fish. In the shallow areas keep your eyes open for peacock flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles. Or drop down a little deeper over dense coral growth to see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. The shore dive is a required "first" dive for dive guests. Boat dives include dramatic walls beneath the majestic Piton Mountains, Superman's flight, a drift dive in the shadow of the Petit Piton, Coral Gardens and Jalousie under the Gros Piton, Piton Wall, the wreck of the "Lesleen M", Anse La Raye and Anse Cochon, Turtle Reef, the Pinnacles and much more. Night dives are offered at least twice weekly.

Marine Park Passes Dive passes are required for certified, non-certified divers and snorkellers.from the second day of diving. The fee is $13.50 EC per day ($5 US) or $40.50 EC (US$ 15) for an annual pass (plus tax). This fee is used to support the marine park and protect the marine habitat.
 

Dive Courses

The following courses are available booked in advance of arrival:
Beginners Discover Scuba Diving (resort course), Romance Below & Beyond Discover Scuba Dive inc. private videographer. PADI ReActivate Course, Scuba Diver Course, Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course, Adventure Dives, PADI AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Fish ID Specialty, Shark Conservation Specialty, Boat Diver, Deep Diver andDive Against Debris Specialty, Digital Underwater Photography Seminar and Specialty (Level 1 and 2), Drift Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, SSL Special, Invasive Lionfish Tracker, Multi-Level and Computer, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator Specialty, EFR Courses, Rescue Course. PADI Professional Levels - Divemaster, Assistant Instructor Course , Seal Team, Underwater Photography & Videography with Camera Rental

DIVE INSTRUCTION Prices
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PADI Open Water   £349
Referral PADI OW   £195
Advanced PADI OW   £215

Courses include use of equipment, course materials (Advanced pay locally approx US$55), certification fee and necessary boat trips.
 

Dive Packages

Shore and Boat dives are available daily at the following times:
Shore Dives: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Single Tank Boat Dives: 8:30 a.m., (except Fridays), 10:30 a.m. (except Fridays), 2:00 p.m. Night Dives: 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
2-Tank Wreck Trip: 9:30 a.m. Friday - return at 1:00 p.m.

DIVE PACKAGES Price
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6 single tank boat dives   £175
10 single tank boat dives   £270

Includes boat dives with guide and tank/weights.

Marine park fee payable locally approx US$5 per day

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: November to June

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps: 26-28°C (78-82°F)

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

Top Dive Sites: Anse Chastenet, Anse Le Raye, Fairy Land, Coral Gardens (at the base of Gros Piton), Superman's flight, a drift dive in the shadow of the Petit Piton, Jalousie under the Gros Piton, Piton Wall, the wreck of the "Lesleen M", Anse La Raye and Anse Cochon, Turtle Reef, the Pinnacles.

Great Reasons to Dive in St Lucia

  • Anse Chastenet Protected Marine Reserve
  • Ideal for learn to dive
  • Shallow coral spurs easily acessible for shore diving
  • Lesleen M wreck
  • Superb luxury resorts
  • Multi sport hotel options
  • Beautiful landscape with great eco & activiy excursion programmes

 

 

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.
 

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