|1||Wreck of the River Taw||12A||Clyde's Reef|
|2||Wreck of the M V Talata||12B||The White Hole|
|3||Brimstone Shallows||12C||The Ledge|
|4||The Finger Reef||12D||Coral Gardens|
|5||Coconut Tree Rocks||13||The Vents|
|6||Friars Bay Reef||14||Devil's Caverns|
|7||Black Coral Reef||15||Paradise Reef|
|8||Frigate Bay Reef||16||Sandy Point Reef|
|9||Green Point Reef||17||Grid Iron|
|10||Turtle Bar Reef||18||Aquarium|
|11||Nags Head||19||Wreck of the Corinthian|
|12||Monkey Shoals||20||Unnamed Sites|
1. The River Taw WreckEasy Dive Max Depth 40ft
Sunk in 1981 as a wreck site, the RIVER TAW quickly became a popular stop for divers of all experience levels. This inter-island cargo ship lies on a flat, sandy bottom close to Basseterre harbor where octopus, stingrays and turtles have taken up residence in the many holes and passages. Lobsters and an abundance of fish life are an attraction. Good as a second dive. This is a great site for photographers.
2. The M/V Talata WreckEasy Dive Max Depth 55ft
This is a terrific old freighter that found its demise due to a nasty hurricane in 1983. The Talata rests on a reef, is totally upright and faces east across the harbor. Schools of squirrelfish and yellowtail snapper patrol from bow to stern. Oversized lobsters and a resident green moray will delight the photographer, as will the puffer fish and barracuda. If you are a wrecker, put this on the list.
3. Brimstone Shallows ReefModerate Dive Depth 60 - 150ft
Brimstone Shallows is located approx two miles due west of the shoreline and boasts pristine corals both soft and hard. The mooring depth is approx 45 - 50ft sliding down a wall to depths well over 100 feet. Schools of creole wrasse are common. Barracuda, turtles, lobsters and eels also reside here, and if you are lucky, the occasional reef shark will be spotted along the edge of the depths. Good first dive where fish abound.
4. The Finger ReefAdvanced Dive Max Depth 130ft
Stretching out like a finger, this dive site just has the feel of excitement the moment you hit the water and look down. A ridge beckons from both sides as you swim along the top of the reef at about 60-70ft. Schools of creole wrasse, jacks and mackerel envelope you from the deep blue and what lies within. This is one of our favorites.
5. Coconut Tree RocksModerate Dive Depth 35 - 80ft
Coconut Tree Rocks is a typical reef dive for this area, with an abundance of small fish, such as grunts, snapper and small groupers. A common ground for barracuda and spotted moray as well as lobsters and rays. The corals are in good condition and are highlighted by the many sand grottos spread throughout the reef.
6. Friars Bay ReefEasy Dive Max Depth 50ft
Friars Bay reef is a favorite dive for newly certified and beginners. Located about a mile from the shoreline, it has become a popular site for many and will always provide a nice easy reef dive with plenty to see. Juvenile angelfish abound, as do big lobsters and spotted morays. Stingrays have found home in the sand along the edges of the reef and seem undisturbed by the curious diver.
7. Black Coral ReefModerate Dive Depth 35 - 80ft
The attractions here are the majestic black coral trees, which protrude from this mini wall. Creole wrasse and snapper frequent the wall's edge and lizardfish are always threatening to spoil the peacefulness by stalking the many grunt fish, which are common here. A very healthy reef that is full of surprises.
8. Frigate Bay ReefModerate Dive Depth 30 - 70ft
Located approximately ¾ of a mile west of Frigate Bay Beach. Turtles, lobsters and eels call this home and in so doing have made this site particularly popular with newly certified and experienced alike. A very narrow reef which is almost custom-made for those who enjoy multi-level diving.
9. Green Point ReefModerate Dive Depth 35 - 80ft
A reef structure, which is abundant with tube sponges, barrel sponges, large sea fans and black coral trees. Grunts are seldom seen here but have been replaced with large angelfish, small grouper and dogtooth snapper. Lobsters are again ever present due to the many cracks and crevices that Green Point offers. The underwater architecture here is very volcanic with few hard corals, mostly of volcanic rock covered with soft corals
10. Turtle Bar ReefEasy Dive Depth 15 - 40ft
Located in a bay on the southern part of St Kitts. For those who tend to have a weak stomach, this is the site for you. The depth allows for long bottom times. This reef is a maze of volcanic rock with schools of fish at every turn. Turtles are common here, thus the name Turtle Bar
11. Nags HeadModerate Dive Depth 20 - 60ft
Located on the Southern most tip of the island of St Kitts, Nag's Head is a battered rock formation, which has fallen into the ocean and formed a mini-wall, perfect for all kinds of critters. Large volcanic boulders covered in fire coral and sponge fill the bottom. Plump, black sea urchins can be seen, menacingly hiding amongst the cracks. Eagle rays, which feed on the nearby grass beds, can be seen gliding down the wall.
12. Monkey ShoalsModerate Dive Depth 30 - 120ft
The Monkey Shoals is an atoll of coral about 1 mile square, located directly between the sister islands of St Kitts and Nevis. This reef structure lies approximately three miles offshore, which allows for excellent visibility and increased fish life. Currents can, at times, be a concern and so drift dives are sometimes preferred. We list 4 favorite dive sites located within the area of Monkey Shoals.
12A. Clyde's ReefModerate Dive Max Depth 45ft
Clyde is a 5ft green moray eel that has made this reef his home. Pure white sand banked by a reef gives the diver great color contrast. Schools of small fish, the occasional nurse shark, turtles and lobster make this a super dive not to be missed.
12B. The White HoleModerate Dive Max Depth 40ft
Located on the shallowest point of the Monkey Shoals the White Hole is a nursery of marine life. A sand hole surrounded by shallow reef where stingrays, lobsters and every kind of tropical fish abound. Barrel and tube sponges come in all sizes.
12C. The LedgeModerate Dive Depth 30 - 60ft
Aptly named, the Ledge is an overhang, which provides refuge for nurse sharks and green moray eels. Located on the western edge of the bank, this site is popular amongst those who like macro photography and video.
12D. Coral GardensModerate Dive Depth 50 - 80ft
Located on the west side of the Monkeys, where the shoals begin to slope away to the deep blue, the hard and soft corals are pristine in larger formations and there are bigger fish which are sure to impress.
13. The VentsModerate Dive Depth 33 - 80ft
A short boat ride from our dive center, "The Vents" boast large barrel sponges, wire coral and hot water vents holes that make this a most unusual dive. Large lobsters, stingrays and barracuda can also be seen.
14. Devil's CavernsModerate Dive Max Depth 40ft
There are many swim-thrus that are thick with grunts and squirrelfish. Black durgons, atlantic chub and snapper mixed with a variety of corals and fans make this a very attractive site. Good second dive due to depth.
15. Paradise ReefModerate Dive Depth 60 - 100ft
Located in Old Road Bay, this mini wall has lots of interest including old anchors, barracudas, turtles, lobsters, angelfish, rays and eels, just to name a few. The corals here have been well protected by the bay and show no signs of storm damage. This is a super dive site for divers of all levels.
16. Sandy Point ReefModerate Dive Depth 50 - 130ft
Considered by most to be the best reef dive in St Kitts, Sandy Point is located very close to shore and has spectacular coral formations that form deep canyons and swim-thrus. The reef is in magnificent condition and fish of all kinds are abundant. Garden eels and small turtles can also be seen. Old anchors from long ago finish off this wonderful dive site.
17. Grid IronModerate Dive Depth 50 - 80ft
Located on the Atlantic side of St Kitts and Nevis the Grid Iron is a giant playground of fish and color. This is a paradise of staghorn coral, sea fans and sponges carpeted by a colorful display of marine life. Large lobsters are common here and reef sharks can be seen cruising the many mini walls and valleys created by the reef.
18. AquariumDifficult Dive Depth 60 - 90ft
This is an advanced site for experienced divers with strong stomachs. Surface conditions are generally rough and currents can be unpredictable at times. Located on the Windward side of Nevis, the Aquarium is a truly virgin dive spot aptly named for its variety of fish. Pristine corals play host to schools of jacks and grunts. Nurse sharks and stingrays laze around the seabed and angelfish will follow your bubbles.
19. Wreck of the CorinthianEasy Dive Max Depth 70ft
Divers visiting for a week will usually get to dive this wreck and reef more than once. Fish are fed here and will gladly eat just about anything although we have them on a strict diet. The wreck of the Corinthian is an old tug that sits totally upright at a depth of 65 ft. Largely intact, this wreck which was sunk in 1995 already boasts black coral trees. Clams can also be found.
20. Unnamed SitesSites dived only by Pro Divers
Over the years we have discovered many sites that are virtually unknown and very rarely dived by anyone.
We love to explore and discover and are always pleased when guests enjoy a great dive on what we consider our exclusive dive sites There are no mooring buoys or markers on these sites, we are the only operator that dives them. None of these sites have names, so we always have fun finding a name for your log book.