It’s no surprise, ok maybe to some, we have world-class scuba diving on St Croix right here in the United States Virgin Islands. You’ll find reefs, wrecks, walls, and piers right off our shores.  Whether you’re an experienced PADI-certified diver or you are interested in trying it out for the first time, St Croix will get you hooked. It did for me! Read about my very first night dive.

Scuba Diving St Croix Walls, Reefs, Wrecks & the Pier

St Croix is surrounded by the longest continuous living reef in all of the Caribbean. The island offers 72 moored dive sites.

Most diving on St Croix is done off of the North Shore, outside Christiansted Harbor, at Salt River, and out West (Frederiksted). The island sits on the edge of the continental shelf, most notably at Cane Bay. There you can shore dive, kick out about 300 yards, drop to 40 feet and swim out a little. Shortly, you look over the edge that drops to approximately 3200 feet.  Not too shabby!

St Croix Rated 1 of the 10 Best Shore Dive Locations in the World
~ Scuba Diving Magazine Aug, 2011

The Cane Bay Wall offers a great array of sponges, sea fans, fishes and the occasional pod of dolphins or reef sharks. (on a rare occasion in the winter Humpback whales can be seen or heard just offshore as well).

 On the West End, there are 5 wrecks just offshore that are teeming with life and can be easily explored.  And then there’s the Frederiksted Pier – my favorite dive site! Again, an easy shore dive that brings you immediately to a spectacular macro dive, especially at night, where you will see frogfish, lobster, seahorses, and much more.

Planning a Dive Trip?

Check out my friends at Symbiosis Diving – with extensive experience in the dive and travel industry, they plan bespoke dive safaris on liveaboards and land-based travel packages in Indonesia and here in the Caribbean from their home base on St Croix.

Not a Scuba diver but think you may want to try it out?

All of our local dive operators offer resort dives, aka “Discover Scuba” classes. You will be diving in up to 40-feet of water in just a few hours.  If you like it, this dive will count as your first “open water” scuba dive in your quest for certification! Because of the crystal blue waters and reefs that rival “Finding Nemo” it’s no wonder that the Virgin Islands has many Scuba diving schools.


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Symbiosis Dive Safaris and Tours

Whether you are looking for a liveaboard or land-based dive safari on St. Croix, Indonesia, the Caribbean, the Maldives, or somewhere else, Symbiosis Diving can get you there. You may be wondering where to go and what time of year to go there to maximize your experience? Hey, we know how daunting it can be choosing from 100’s of options, you may ask yourself where do you begin to find the right operator or area to observe…insert your favorite critter here… in their natural habitat? Maybe you’re asking when is the best season to see blue-ring octopus in Lembeh? When [...]
Christiansted, St Croix 00820

St Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures

St Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures aka SCUBA is known as the “Friendliest Dive Shop on Earth”. This PADI certified dive shop offers boat dives, SCUBA certification classes and “Discover SCUBA” or “resort dives” that can get you in the water up to 40 feet in just a few hours! You will find their fully stocked shop located on Queen Cross Street in downtown Christiansted a few steps from the boats. They also offer boat dives from the Frederiksted Pier. SCUBA is the only dive shop that dives all of the moored dive sites around St. Croix’s north and west coasts. SCUBA Tec is the [...]
1104 Strand Street, Suite 109, Christiansted, St Croix 00820
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