One of the reasons we chose the resort in St. Lucia is with our scuba certifications we could do two dives every day. I had originally thought we would maybe skip a day or too, especially when I found out the boat left at 8am every morning, but we didn’t miss a single one. The diving was quite different than the two trips I went on last year – diving in Bali and diving in Cyprus – and each have their charms. St. Lucia definitely had more vibrant fauna and coral (so nice to see as so much of the world’s coral is dying) but far fewer fish.
The island has more than two dozen renowned dive sites and even with the variety of skill levels of the people diving and the new COVID protocol we still went ot quite a few! There were a combination of shallow and deep dives along with drift and current ones. My favorites were Superman’s Flight, Fairlyland, and Lesleen M Wreck. It was also fun diving for the first time in a long time with a buddy I knew (In scuba you are paired up under water so you have someone to stay with and check in on to make sure you are always okay – and someone to buddy breathe with if you somehow run out of oxygen). Plus Mark was a great sport with the underwater photos – both taking them and holding while I tried to get a picture of a certain fish or coral structure. Take a look:
One of the unusual things about St. Lucia was the amount of lion fish. I have seen one or two while diving in the South Pacific but they are actually an invasive species in the Caribbean. There are SO many that they are actually hunted (and fishing for them is encouraged). I am going to sharing a dedicated post on the amount of lion fish we saw while dying, watching fellow divers spearfishing them and even an evening cooking up these little fish!
If you look at St. Lucia the island is in the Eastern Caribbean and one side of the island faces the Caribbean Sea and other faces the Atlantic Ocean. While there are 22 dive locations, with COVID protocols which even pertain to boats and water excursions, there were a few were not visit the ones on the Atlantic side but did get to dive at 9 different sites on the Caribbean side where the water is warmer.
What do you think of these St Lucia scuba diving pictures?