Wreck of the Wawinet - Vieux Fort

This dive close to Moule A Chique is another artificial reef, a much bigger wreck, and deep, at 30m to 40m. This coupled with the strong currents make it an advanced dive. That said it is a fantastic dive. I wish it were done more. There also used to be a wreck of a plane, but it flew away.


Scuba diving has always been a particular passion of ours so here is a bit more information about the sites in Saint Lucia

Anse Chastanet Reef

This beach dive is one of the best. A required dive by Scuba St. Lucia, it starts with a shallow plateau which quickly descends steeply to beyond normal diving limits.
The normal route is the head out from the shore until you reach the drop off, then descend to about 20m and follow along the convoluted wall until you need to return, then come up onto the shallow plateau and make your way back to the shore taking in the caves on the way.
Due to the rapid change in depth the corals are varied and there is a wide range of fish species, crustaceans and other life forms.
This also happen to be a fantastic night dive, one that should not be missed. The sheer number of crustaceans is amazing, I have seen five species of lobster on many of my dives. If you get really lucky you may also see the fabled "Thing". a very large segmentted worm that is an iridescent purple.
All in all this is a dive that never "got old" for me.

Turtle Reef

This reef is in the centre of Anse Chastanet, ranges from 10m to very deep shaped in a crescent. Often started at the right hand side by boat, you can drop down to the shallows of the reef then go over and move southward around the reef until you come back to the shallows.
The range of corals is as varied as the Anse Chastanet Reef with the added pleasure of sometimes being able to spot a frog fish.


Is a continuation of the Anse Chastanet Reef that takes you out toward the Grand Caille headland, it is normally dived as a medium to shallow plateau dive, making your way through an extended series of gullies between coral outcrops. It can however be dived as a deep wall dive which is superb, especially at dusk when pelagic's feed on schools of bait fish.

Grand Caille

Moving on from Fairyland takes us to Grand Caille, this dive most often starts on the Soufriere side and makes it's way back to Fairyland, this because of the prevailing currents. There is a very nice wall section on this dive. As a word of warning, the currents in this area can be strong and divers can be caught out. Keep the guide in sight to keep your bearings.

Trou Diable

"The Devil's Hole", named for the clusters of rocks covered in coral that extend up to near the surface and which boil if the waters are rough. This is a great shallow dive, you do however have to watch your depth when you near the Grand Caille as it tends to drop off.


Three conical pinnacles extend up from the depths to close to the surface like miniature Pitons. They make for a great dive, lots of gorgonian's and if your lucky maybe a seahorse or two.

Hummingbird Wall

Not often dived, this sheer wall lacks much of the coral cover seen on other dives, but has, if you look closely, streams of volcanic bubbles escaping from the base and the walls.

Superman's Flight

So called because of a clip from the film. It is however aptly named as the currents can be fairly strong and very unpredictable. I have witnessed a group of divers flying with the current in one direction at 10m, whilst at 20m another group was flying in the opposite direction. I have also found myself having to turn around due to the current reversing, on more than one occasion. Huge gorgonian and big sponges offer lots of hiding places for the unusual.

Piton Wall

This is started on the Jalousie side of the Petit Piton near the massive landslide that happened many years ago. On moving down the slide you quickly come to a wall, sheer and very deep, well beyond anything a scuba diver could attempt. Vertigo has been reported by divers not used to this kind of exposure, a keen eye is needed to keep your depth where it should be. At the end of the dive look for shallow sand flats that have ghostly Yellowhead jaw fish hovering over their burrows.


This dive starts at the Jalousie side of the Gros Piton, a fairly even slope of about 60 deg and covered in some of the biggest barrel sponges in the area. makes a great drift dive if the currents are there.

Coral Gardens

On the base of the Gros Piton there is a triangular mark, this is the start of Coral Gardens, somewhat similar to Jalousie, it's a steep slope with as the name implies a garden of corals. This is the dive where the Sargassum Triggerfish can be seen, you cannot miss it because of it's flashing silver eyebrow.

Gros Piton Point

Not often dived, this is the main home of the Sargassum Triggerfish, lots and lots of them. The current can be a problem out here but because of that you sometimes see larger fish and occasionally turtles.

Anse L'Ivrogne - The Blue Hole

This is almost never dived, and that's a shame. On the right of the beach is a very deep sand sided hole. If you start here you will find a coral wall on your right that is well worth diving.

Wreck of the Lesleen M

This ship was deliberately sunk over 20 years ago as an artificial reef, which it has now become. The currents can be strong so care can be needed on the decent, however once on the wreck there is Plenty of shelter from the current. Take care not to brush against the wreck as it is covered in hydroids that have a mild sting. Seahorses have be seen on the wreck.

Anse Couchon

The northern side of the bay has reefs, quite shallow but fun, makes a good second dive to the Lesleen M.

Anse la Raye Wall

Just out of Anse Couchon on the Anse la Raye side is the Anse la Raye wall. This too makes for an excellent second dive, the wall is not too deep and is teeming with life, Green & Hawksbill turtles have been seen on many occasions.

Anse Gallet

Called by some the Fingers, close to the beach is not often dived by Scuba St. Lucia, this is a series of rock and coral fingers that extend out from the shore down to about 20m or so, it's great fun exploring these gullies.