Scuba diving in St Kitts is easy to sum up – it's easy. Calm waters, gentle reefs, relaxing dives and laid-back days... Simply the way a diving holiday is meant to be.
The islands of St Kitts and Nevis are a federation and part of the Leeward Islands, on the northeast corner of the Caribbean. The western side of the islands border the Caribbean Sea, while the eastern coasts face the Atlantic Ocean. As the Atlantic side can be windy with rougher water, most dive sites sit in sheltered bays on the Caribbean side. Consequently, there are rarely any conditions to concern even the most novice divers.
The other big plus is the variety of dive styles. For centuries, these shallow bays have given safe harbour for ships and it is said that over 400 vessels sank here between the 16th and 19th centuries. A few more modern ones are now great dive sites but there are some ancient artifacts to admire. There are also gentle reefs with maze like swim-throughs and seagrass beds that are fantastic for hunting out small critters and juvenile fish.