The Frederiksted Pier...
Professional underwater photographers the world over consider the Frederiksted
Pier an important shrine on the pilgrimage route they follow in quest of the
"next great shot." Far from mundane, the Pier is an attracter and habitat for
some of the most sought-after and elusive marine creatures.
Seahorses, octopuses and frog fish are among the "stars" of a night
dive at the Frederiksted Pier. Caribbean spiny lobsters, Spanish lobsters and
slipper lobsters abound, as do several species of shrimp. Stingrays and Eagle
rays are frequent passers-by and starfish, sea biscuits, urchins and crabs keep
a constant vigil.
Other residents include sea slugs and trumpet fish, gigantic parrot fish and
eels (spotted, green and gold- spotted), flounder and scorpion fish, and every
variety of Caribbean reef fish.
Scubawest is located on the waterfront just 100 yards from the Frederiksted
Pier. A depth range of between 10 and 50 feet means long bottom times and the
proximity to our dive shop means unbeatable convenience. Of course, the calm
seas of our lee side of the island mean year-round, high quality diving, not
only on the Pier but on all our dive sites.