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Scuba St. Lucia

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Soufriere, St. Lucia
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About Scuba St. Lucia
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 bordering on pristine coral reefs. ANSE CHASTANET is in complete harmony with its natural surroundings - the ideal scuba hideaway for all those seeking a tranquil or romantic vacation spot, or perhaps a little of both. SCUBA ST LUCIA is situated on the beach at ANSE CHASTANET just steps from the water. Perfectly set up for both BEACH AND BOAT DIVES, Scuba St. Lucia offers guests a complete range of PADI courses, Enriched Air Nitrox; a well-equipped scuba store; three compressors; rental dive gear and an underwater Photo and Video center. The Anse Chastanet Reef makes for an amazing dive day or night. Just 15 yards beyond the waters edge, the reefs remarkable ecosystem offers an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life in 20 to 140 feet of calm clear water. In the shallow areas be sure to keep your eyes open for peacock flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles. Or drop down a little deeper over dense coral growth to see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. The Anse Chastanet Reef is a unique dive site for all abilities and is especially good for macro photography. If you are looking for a unique dive destination with great hospitality and dive professionalism, Scuba St. Lucia should definitely be on your wish list. Please also visit BIKE ST LUCIA and KAYAK ST LUCIA to learn more about our many other amazing adventure facilities right here at ANSE CHASTANET.
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jediiain wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Lucia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at anse chastenet hotel for 8 nights and took 12 dive package with SSL including 1 night dive. Missed wreck dive as only do on Friday am and didnt fit with our flight schedule. You had to do 1 refresher assessment dive at start (shore dive on a good reef with turtles) before boat dives that are 1-10min ride away. Great dives and divemasters; hard to rank them as all calm and reassuring. We had Bradley, Erroll, Emmanus, Kennias and Dani with a mix of good boat crew. Everything appears well maintained. Not busy, dives with 2-8 divers. Hope very much to return!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Frank J wrote a review Feb 2020
24 contributions2 helpful votes
This company was very well organized and all the staff were friendly, hospitable and safety minded. Danny was great and guided all 4 of my dives. One thing that impressed me is how healthy and colorful the coral was. Saw many big schools of fish and a yellow striped sea horse. Highly recommend Scuba St. Lucia!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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akreiger wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington88 contributions28 helpful votes
Staff is amazingly helpful. Sites are super close to the resort (as short as 1 min boat ride, majority 5-10, max 20 at the wrecks). We stayed at the Anse Chastanet which made diving with Scuba St Lucia easy as can be. You will start with a shore dive to confirm your skills (don’t write it off - seahorses, frog fish, beautiful reefs). This will be the dive for night dive also. Very accommodating with allowing you to make your schedule work for you and the number of dives you want. Schedule for the week is posted to allow you to plan. We did 3 dives a day mainly. Plenty of time for lunch. Surface intervals at the resort except for wreck day. Honestly have nothing but praise for the entire staff. Safety is paramount. Everyone is professional and really made a wonderful trip. Earl has the patience of a saint and was incredibly helpful getting my father comfortable as he had about a year since his last dive. Bernita, Amanis, Dave, Danny all great to dive with - thank you so so much (sorry, I know I’m forgetting people). Cannot wait to return!!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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tinarod23 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chesapeake, Virginia10 contributions1 helpful vote
Came to St. Lucia with friends for our first major dive trip. One of us needed to finish his open water certification and Scuba St. Lucia set him up easily, and all five of us enjoyed our few days with this dive center! The Anse Chastanet reef is beautiful and great for beginner open water divers... and the staff is very professional and friendly. The equipment appears to be in good repair as well and we felt safe and comfortable the entire time. Lovely restaurant to eat at between dives. If you take the road up here, I warn you it is SKETCHY, but once at the resort well worth it! Sign up for a night dive if you can, but make sure they give you a super bright torch!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Makoto N wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania338 contributions108 helpful votes
I spent a week on St Lucia, and scuba dived with them one day. I was staying in Soufriere and there is a dive shop there, but they were closed on Saturday, when I wanted to dive. Then I found that this Scuba St Lucia is not very far, part of Anse Chastanet Resort, and about 10-15 min driving from Soufriere (the road is steep, rocky, and dangerous, though). So I called them the day before, and the lady on the phone nicely told me yes I can dive tomorrow. So I decided to give a try. As you expect from a scuba dive shop which is a part of upscale report, the shop is well organized, large scale (with several dive masters when I was there), and friendly. They have a nice boat which can accommodate maybe up to 20ish divers. I rented all the equipment (wet suit, BC, reg), and all equipment is good quality, and well maintained. I was a bit annoyed first that everybody who dives for the first time with them has to do a shore dive, and at the beginning of the shore dive, they test you if you can comfortable clear your mask and recover regulator. But I guess it's a good safety measure, since many of us get a license but forgot everything we learned. Pleasant surprise was that the shore dive (just around the corner from the dive shop) is of very good quality. I was expecting some shallow, uninteresting dive, but I was totally wrong, and enjoyed the shore dive. Then, once you did the shore dive, you can get on the boat, and they take you to dive spots mostly around Pitons, and near the shore dive point. I did not see anything big (I was told there are turtles occasionally but we did not encounter one), but the corral is very beautiful, and there were millions of colorful fish including barracudas. So if you love big ones, you might be disappointed, but I enjoyed my dives. The two masters who took me, Kennias and Ponti, were both experienced, friendly, and reliable. There are lockers with a lock so you can just go and put your stuff there, safely. They also let me charge my GoPro camera between dives in the office, which is a nice gesture. There is a hotel restaurant next to the dive shop, and you can eat there (I did). Cost-wise, it's not the cheapest place, but I think it is reasonable, considering the quality of services they offer.. Equipment rental was USD30 in total (I rented everything), and the cost was USD39 for a shore dive, and USD 45 for a boat dive. Plus you have to pay USD5 for daily license of sort. Not too bad. Overall, I recommend them without reservation.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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