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 shore. You will find a wide variety of fish while diving: squid, turtles, eagle rays, moray eels and even a few wrecks. Scuba St. Lucia is not only the island’s longest established dive center, but a safe and well-staffed five-star operation to round out the perfect vacation destination.
Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on August 4, 2021.
Chelsea Foster, Trip Leader
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.
Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.
- $2,830 per diver
- Room upgrades available for additional cost
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due upon sign up
- Full payment due August 1, 2021
- Non-diver: $2,520, upgrades available
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Underwater Photography
- Perfect Buoyancy
- 7 nights of accommodations
- 12 boat dives
- 2 night dives
- Shore diving
- Round trip transfers
- All meals
- Manager’s rum punch party
- Welcome cocktail
- Mini sailing
- Guided tour of old French colonial plantation
- Tennis court and equipment
- Tour guide
- One-of-a-kind trip t-shirt
What’s not included
- Airfare, Diventures will assist
- Any forced overnights due to airline schcdule changes
- Marine park fee $15
- Gratuity, suggest $160
- Rental equipment
- Covid testing
- Dive insurance (required)
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Hydros BCD
- SeaLife Micro underwater 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
Currency – St. Lucia has its own currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar, but that doesn’t mean you need to convert an obscene amount of cash before you arrive. Most places accept U.S. dollars, though you might be given change in Eastern Caribbean dollars. Tip: Always carry some cash because the option to pay by card isn’t always available.
Language – The language most commonly spoken in village and rural areas is Kwéyo`l,a creole language that is a mixture of French and African languages. English is the language of instruction in the schools and the language used in business, governmental institutions, and most formal settings.
Water and Food – The main water supply in St. Lucia is chlorinated and considered safe to drink, but may taste a little strange if you are not used to the chlorine. Ice served in drinks is usually made from tap water and is also considered safe to drink. Bottled mineral water is available and inexpensive if you prefer not to drink tap water.
St. Lucian food is a combination of Creole with French and West Indian influences. Fresh seafood is abundant and often caught locally and many of the upmarket restaurants serve locally produced 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.
Electricity – Anse Chastanet has both 220 V and 110 V outlets so no need for adapters. If for some reason adapters are needed, extra adapters are available at the front desk.
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.
Taxes – The government imposes an 8% occupancy tax on hotel rooms, and there’s a $26 departure tax for both airports. Children 11 and under don’t pay departure tax.
Tipping – St. Lucia doesn’t share quite the same tipping culture as the U.S. Most restaurants and bars will add 10 percent for service to the bill — anything additional is up to you. That said, St. Lucia is an island that relies heavily on tourism, so feel free to tip to your heart’s content if you feel you’ve received exceptional service from your taxi driver, tour guide, or bartender.
Weather and Climate – St. Lucia has a tropical climate. August and September are the hottest two months with temperatures reaching 95 – 100 F. Trade winds provide cooling breezes most of the year. St. Lucia enjoys an average of 7 – 11 hours of sunshine daily all year round. The sun in St. Lucia can be very strong and it is very easy to become sunburnt. A sun hat and sunscreen (coral safe) is recommended at all times. Rainy season is between June and November. Humidity is particularly high during July, August and September (the hottest months) as the Trade Winds ease off. St. Lucia is located in the hurricane belt. Generally, the strongest storms coincide with the rainy season, which runs from June to November. Trip insurance is highly recommended.