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Dive Review of Scuba St. Lucia in
St. Lucia

Scuba St. Lucia: "Scuba St Lucia: Great diving trip for kids", Mar, 2014,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7854.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was my third trip back to the Anse Chastanet. A fabulous resort with ambience and culture. Great food and wonderful people. Many of the staff have been there for years and remember repeat guests. We first visited in 1997 before Jade was built. The house reef was fantastic then but has sadly died. Other sites such as Malgretoute, Jalouise, and Coral Gardens remain spectacular and are punctuated with beautiful purple vase sponges and orange elephant ear sponges. There are occasional frog fish and many lion fish. The Lesleen M wreck is good when the water is clear.

Try not to miss the other unique pleasures at the resort including the jungle bike ride with "Bike Tyson" or the nature walks with Menno. There were many staff that I have had the pleasure to meet over the years including Junior and Felix who remember guests from years ago. We traveled with our 11 year old daughter and 14 year old son and stayed at a beach side suite. Much easier to get to the beach but you do miss the spectacular views of the Pitons. There are numerous activities nearby and the resort has many day trips including a fantastic boat ride and hike to the Malgretoute waterfalls.

There are 2 black sand beaches at Anse Chastanet and I have previously seen seahorses in the shallow water along the beach. It is easy to find turtles, eels, octopus, Lion fish, and flying gurnards while snorkeling. In the past I have also seen frog fish and pipe fish.

The diving is easy and almost current free. A real easy location for new divers and children learning to dive.
Websites Scuba St. Lucia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Bunaken, Truk, Australia, Egypt, Bonaire, Maldives, Caymans, North Carolina, etc.
Closest Airport Vieux Fort Getting There JFK to St Lucia on Jet Blue. Great price, direct flight, good service.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments I suggest a beachside room if you plan on keeping any equipment in the room as the hillside rooms are a long way up. In the past I have been allowed to lock my equipment at the shop. The resort is safe and well guarded so I doubt much goes missing often. The boats can accommodate moderately sized cameras but would be crowded with many large SLR's.
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