07/17/2021 - 07/24/2021
Where we are diving
St. Lucia is one of the most scenic and ecologically rich locations the Caribbean has to offer – including an easily accessible coral-rich dive and snorkeling site right off the shore. Just 15 yards beyond the water’s edge, the reef’s remarkable ecosystem offers an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life in as little as 20 feet all the way to 140 feet in clear calm water. Be sure to keep your eyes open for flounders, squid, needlefish, and turtles. Or drop down over deeper dense coral growths to see puffers, moray eels, parrotfish, lobsters, and even seahorses. Join trip leaders Megan Oswald and David Hollis for a tropical getaway!
Megan Oswald, Trip Leader
Megan fell in love with the underwater world the first time she went diving and she loves helping people discover it’s beauty. As a level 5 diver, she appreciates her career focused on her passion for diving and the water. And she is always excited to talk about diving and traveling.
David Hollis, Trip Leader
David’s passion for scuba started before he turned ten while doing Try Scubas with his dad. His passion for the ocean and all outdoor activities has only grown since. A progressing Dive Professional; David’s favorite place to dive (so far) is Grand Turk but he continues to explore all dive destinations.
Where we are staying
The Anse Chastanet estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. The resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs filled with tropical fish. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing tradewinds, the open-air rooms come with wraparound flower-draped balconies. Guests may also upgrade to a private sanctuary on Jade Mountain, located high on Morne Chastanet, overlooking the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Sanctuaries may also include an infinity-edge pool and/or jacuzzi. To the travelers who just want to hang out and relax, there are a plethora of extracurricular activities and excursions available to you. Travelers are able to lie on the beach, get pampered in the resort’s spa, or even jungle bike. There is a casual beachside bar and restaurant, a panoramic hillside lounge, and two treehouses that provide the romantic setting for candlelit dinners.
- Room upgrades available for additional cost
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due upon sign up
- Full payment due May 1, 2021
- Non-diver: $2,760
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Round trip transfers
- 7 nights in Superior room
- 12 boat dives
- 2 night dives
- Shore diving
- All meals and beverages
- Covid testing to return to USA
- Managers rum punch party
- Guided tour of French Colonial Plantation
- Mini sailing
- Diventures trip shirt
- Perfect Buoyancy
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Underwater Photography
- ScubaPro Hydros Pro BC
- SOLA 2000 underwater light
- SeaLife Micro 3.0 camera
What prior travelers say
“Anse Chastanet was an amazing place to stay! The accommodations and scenery are beautiful, but the staff is what makes this place so amazing! The staff is always smiling and helpful! The dive shop, Scuba St. Lucia, is also amazing! From the people that work at the desk to the dive guides and boat captains! I felt like our dive guide was part of our group. He helped set everything up, but was also engaging and joking with the group. I definitely want to do this trip again!”
– Rachel E
Know before you go
St. Lucia has a tropical climate and temperatures don’t often vary between summer and winter. However, the humidity is usually much higher in July, so it will feel hot. This is ideal weather for sunbathing, diving, and dining beneath the stars. A sun hat and coral-safe sunscreen are recommended at all times.
Anse Chastanet has both 220 V and 110 V outlets so no need for adapters. If for some reason adapters are needed, they are available at the front desk.
Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to your country of origin.
Etiquette and Customs
The dress code at the resort in the evenings is smart casual. Gentlemen usually wear collared shirts and Bermuda shorts in the evenings. Light cotton or linen clothing is the most comfortable. At lunch, we request dry clothing in the beach restaurant and a light cover-up.
English is used at the resort. The language most commonly spoken in the village and rural areas is Kwéyo`l,a creole. It’s a mixture of French and African languages.
Water and Food
The tap water at Anse Chasanet is safe to drink and bottled water is provided. Note that the water in St. Lucia is chlorinated and may taste a little strange if you are not used to the chlorine. St. Lucian food is a combination of Creole with French and West Indian influences. Fresh seafood is abundant and often caught locally and the resort serves local vegetables and fruits. Other popular Caribbean dishes are lobster, stewed fish and plantains, and Callaloo, a spinach-like soup made from the leaves of the dasheen plant.
Tipping in included in your all-inclusive resort package. We do suggest $160 gratuity for the dive shop and crew. St. Lucia relies heavily on tourism, if you feel you’ve received exceptional service, please feel free to tip accordingly.
The resort accepts U.S. dollars; however, St. Lucia has its own currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar.