Scubawest - Diving
St. Croix, newly named the "DIVERSe
VIRGIN" and for a great reason; there is no other island in
the Caribbean where you can dive Wrecks, Reefs, Walls and a Pier dive in the same
Air temperatures range from 65ÂºF to 75ÂºF at night and 80ÂºF to 90ÂºF during the
day -- even in February! Water temperatures vary from 79ÂºF to 86ÂºF with visibility
commonly from 75' to 100'and more.
Our Scubawest family is located on the leeward side of the island in the township
of Frederiksted. An 18th Century Danish colonial port, Frederiksted is the gateway
to continually ideal dive conditions. With the trade winds steady out of the
east, we enjoy calm seas year-round, and the sheltered reefs within sight of
the picturesque and peaceful Frederiksted waterfront are among the healthiest
and most vibrant in the world.
A little about our "DIVERSe
A diversity of coral gardens, long reefs, and gentle drop-offs compose more
than twenty dive sites frequented by Scubawest and all within minutes from the Frederiksted Pier via one of our dive boats. Certainly among the healthiest
reef in the Caribbean, the West End Reefs should not be missed.
The wrecks at Butler Bay are one of the major highlights of diving on St.
Croix we boast five Wrecks and an underwater habitat all within 200 yards. We
dive them in two dives-The Deep wrecks and the Shallow wrecks.
The Frederiksted Pier is the mecca of night dives, drawing underwater
photographers from around the world. The pier is home of elusive creatures, like
seahorses, frog fish and bat fish.
Just around the corner of the island from Frederiksted is Hams Bluff which,
as it plunges into the sea, becomes the North Shore Wall. Beginning around 65
feet beneath the surface, The Wall drops vertically thousands of feet. It's
upper portions -- down to 120 feet -- provide dramatic and exciting diving.