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Diving + Snorkeling on Nevis and St. Kitts


Ocean Terrace Inn
Fisherman's Wharf
Basseterre , St. Kitts
Tel: 869 466 3483

Scuba Safaris

Oualie Beach , Nevis
Tel: 869 469 9518

Under the Sea

Oualie Beach , Nevis
Tel: 869 469 1291's insider take:

There are more than 70 dive sites, including dozens of unexplored shipwrecks, around Nevis and St. Kitts; most of them require a short boat ride and have visibility of 60 to 100 feet. The area may not be a diving mecca, like the Cayman Islands or Belize, but it's worth excursions to the Grid Iron in the Nevis–St. Kitts channel or the River Taw Wreck. You're likely to see stingrays, colorful reef fish, and nurse sharks. Both Pro-Divers, at Fisherman's Wharf on St. Kitts, and Scuba Safaris, at Nevis's Oualie Beach, are PADI-certified shops. Also at Oualie, you'll find Under the Sea, where marine biologist Barbara Whitman runs guided snorkeling trips from a dinghy (à la Jacques Cousteau), rents sea kayaks, and offers a kid-friendly crash course in underwater ecosystems.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.