St Lucia Dive Conditions

Dive Summary:

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Visibility – Visibility varies from 6 metres/20 feet to more than 60 metres/200 feet depending on the site and weather conditions.

Water Temperature – The water is around 26°C/79°F in winter and 28°C/84°F in summer.

Weather – St. Lucia enjoys trade winds that provide cooling breezes most of the year with average daytime temperature about 27°C/80°F in winter and 30°C/88°F in summer. Rainy season is between June and September, which coincides with the Caribbean’s hurricane season, get travel insurance. Diving is great all year.

Featured Creatures – French Angelfish, chromis, frogfish and Sergeant Majors are key fish to spot. Look for colorful longsnout seahorses on most dives. Hawksbill and green turtles can be found swimming leisurely along many reefs. Huge barrel sponges and colorful tube sponges dot the reefs.

Recommended Training – The PADI Drift Diver course is recommended for the drift dives along walls and pinnacles. The PADI Wreck Diver course is a good idea for visiting the two purpose-sunk wrecks. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course will help you get the best shots.