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Just a mile and a half from the picturesque town of Soufriere on St. Lucia's south-western Caribbean shoreline, Scuba St. Lucia is part of the resort of ANSE CHASTANET which is nestled amidst a 600 acre tropical estate with two soft sand beaches...more
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I’ve just completed 10 dives with scuba St Lucia and have nothing but positive words to say. It’s a relatively large operation running three boats and offering three boat dives and a couple of shore dives each day.
The team are friendly and helpful and...More
Our family has been fortunate to experience dive shops around the world and this is one of our absolute favorites! Jay (who thinks he runs the place) and Gigi (who really runs the place!) are both amazing and truly try to make sure every guest...More
Frogfish, seahorses, and thousands of fish on each dive. I love floating along in the light current, barely moving, and being picked up at the end. When's the last time you saw a pair of mating frogfish? Try Pinnacles. Seahorses - several dives including shipwreck...More
Well run operation! All of the employees were extremely friendly. I arrived late for my initial check out dive,because I had my watch set on the wrong time zone. The shop was very accommodating and made sure I got the dive on anyway. I rented...More
There were some good and some bad aspects to our experience with this dive shop. We both have about 150 dives and are PADI certified AOW divers.
1. All of the dive locations are close to the shop so the boat trips are...More
Scuba St. Lucia definitely deserves a 5 star rating. The entire operation is first rate from the dive masters to the boat captains to the boat assistants to the dive shop. The reefs are healthy and teaming with sea life. We saw rays, octopus, turtles,...More
We stayed at Anse Chastanet which is on the same site as Scuba St Lucia. There is a protected marine reserve literally off the beach which makes for great snorkelling and diving.
My daughter did a discover scuba diving course which was run very well....More
I was fortunate enough to do five dives with Scuba St. Lucia during my trip. Dave was a very helpful guide and dive buddy. The reef diving just off of Anse Chastanet beach is absolutely stunning, with an incredible variety of marine life and coral....More
Response from scubadiver716 | Reviewed this property |
Between an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half. Although getting around (driving) is fairly easy on St Lucia, the roads can be curvy and the actual road to Anse Chastnet is rough and only wide enough for one car so it... More
Between an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half. Although getting around (driving) is fairly easy on St Lucia, the roads can be curvy and the actual road to Anse Chastnet is rough and only wide enough for one car so it is slow going and if cars coming the other way you need to pull over to let them by.
Although I didn't use it I'm told you can arrange a water taxi that can get you there in about 30-mins.
There are two other Padi Dive operations "closer by" in Gros Islet (Scuba Steve's and Dive St Lucia). I'm sure they cater to the cruise ships.
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Travel Forum Posts
Soufriere the town itself?? (16 Replies)
How is the town? we just talked to some fellow travelers and they said it is extremely poor and when driving through you definitely want your windows rolled up. We have to stay at a resort near ladera for a week and are dissapointed because we are a little leary now to even go buy groceries and go to local restaurants etc. Where do you get groceries in this town? Also does anyone know where Scuba St. Lucia is located? I just hope we feel safe there.
January 21, 2011|
yes, logain1080, it is a poor town, but then, this is a poor island, as you will see as you get out more and more. Poor does not equal unsafe, however. I am a white female and regularly drive through Soufriere and Vieux Fort and other villages with my windows down and hair blowing free. You can buy groceries at several small grocery stores in soufriere town proper, it may not have the selection of the place in Marigot Bay - different clientele. You'll still find your booze and all the...More
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stonefield Questions (0 Replies)
I just booked a 6 night stay in July in Frangapani. I have had great tips about mosquito control, but can anyone tell me if screens have been installed and if there is still construction at the resort? We'll be diving with Scuba St. Lucia and doing a day trip with congoman. Any other suggestions?
April 20, 2011|
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Just Back.... (7 Replies)
...from paradise. Had 6 days of perfect weather, a marvelous stay at Stonefield, decent diving with Scuba St. Lucia, a property tour of Jalouise, dinner with Benny at Harmony Beach and an incredible full day castaway beach experience with TA's very own Congoman (Tribute to the Lion) that is not to be missed. Will write reviews and post a full trip report soon, but I am still in denial that I am back in the not so scenic, terribly hot and crowded midwest...
July 21, 2011|
glad to hear you had a great time. It always takes me a few weeks to return home ;<)