It's not a case of whether you want to dive, it's more about how many dives you want to do? The tropical seas of St Croix more than welcome you to take a plunge in them. This magnificent location has more than 50 dives sites for you to choose from to include the must do ‘wall', a spectacular drop-off on the Northern Shore. Cane Bay also has a beautiful wall which is only a short swim away from the beach and virtually covers most of the North Shore starting at Salt River and ending at Ham's Bluff. The depth of Cane Bay Wall is around 3,200 feet and there's plenty to see as you descend it. If you want to experience the best night dive then Frederiksted is your location. It has 6 sunken ships and a lovely pier to start your dive from. Below you will find 5 experienced dive companies that will make your diving experience really worthwhile at St Croix.
1) Cane Bay Dive Shop
Cane Bay Dive Shop will dive with you at a time that suits you. They have a dive schedule but you you're not restricted to follow it, you have the option to request your own time and they will happily accommodate your individual needs. Their regular hours are between 8am to 7pm every day of the week, this means you have the option to set your own dive schedule throughout your stay.
Cane Bay Dive Shop is a PADI 5-STAR IDC registered Dive Centre and can be easily located on St. Croix's northern shore. It is situated opposite the remarkable Cane Bay beach, a blossoming reef terrace, and the well-known Cane Bay Wall, known as a premium dive spots in the Caribbean.
Their family oriented facility means you can snorkel, dive or relax on the beach. Their amenities and services make their dive shop the most ideal location for everybody, irrespective of interest levels or age.
Cane Bay Dive Shop provide dive holiday packages with accommodation at various hotels and resorts for 5 to 7 nights. They even have their own accommodation, Stay@Cane Bay, which is situated on their owned property. Visitors who stay there have the opportunity to do an unlimited amount of shore diving along Cane Bay Wall.
Visit their site to take a look at all the dive and accommodation options they have available.
2) Bluewater Adventures
This company has award winning staff members as well as dives; they've been voted as the best dive operator on the Virgin Islands on a consistent basis. Their proudest achievement came from one of their customers in their early days of opening who named them “The Friendliest Dive Shop on the Planet”. They've kept this motto since then and strive every day to continue to offer a premium service to all their customers.
They have two customised dive boats, each one goes to a different location and cover all of the 72 dive sites on the island between them. You must allow their professional dive team to show you the real reason why they've been ranked the TOP 10 in the Atlantic/ Caribbean and why their divers tell them they're the friendliest dive shop they've ever been to. It doesn't matter if you're a first timer, wanting to improve, or get qualified, Bluewater Adventures will make sure your experience is unforgettable as you see the biggest Caribbean reef on the island. They also have a huge collection of swimwear, t-shirts and scuba gear at their boutique.
N2theBlue concentrate on small group and semi-private diving. They limit their boats to six divers' maximum making them different to other companies on the island who take between 15 to 30 divers out at the same time. N2theBlue like smaller dives and aim to offer a more personalised experience with a high level of safety and optimum customer service. Book straightaway as places are limited and fill up pretty quickly.
N2theBlue have been voted the number dive shop on TripAdvisor. They're a PADi certified dive centre and have all the dive gear available on rental. Their staff team, dive masters, dive instructors and qualified captains take very good care of you and will show you what the Caribbean has to offer.
N2theBlue offer shore, boat and night dives as well as snorkelling, videography, photography, and the PADI Dive master level instructions.
4) Sweet Bottom Dive Centre
Divers and non-divers will be treated to more than 300 yards of blue Caribbean water, with unlimited snorkelling, diving, swimming and boogie boarding opportunities by Sweet Bottom Dive Centre. The company offers you the easiest entrance into the Davis Bay Wall, which is only 100 yards off the unspoiled beach at Carambola—the nearest entrance to St. Croix's Wall. Their fully-serviced dive facility provides snorkelling, shore dives, night dives, scuba instruction, rental equipment, gas fills and sales.
They specialize in individualised shore dives at St. Croix. So if you want to go down to 25 meters from the Frederiksted Pier or 200 meters away from Cane Bay their expert staff will be able to assist you with it.
Sweet Bottom Dive Centre offer more than 50 courses that range from beginners to technical and advanced level training. Each one of their dives is carried out as a shore dive at various dive sites located at St. Croix. They can also arrange a superb charter trip if you prefer boat diving.
5) Dive Experience
Dive Experience is an excellent 5 star PADI certified training Facility! You can explore the stunning coral and walls of St. Croix's with highly skilled staff. Dive Experience have been around for more than 32 years and is the first 5 star PADI Instructor on the island. They specialize in all different kinds of scuba training from beginners to more advanced scuba skills to include instructor courses. They provide a brilliant Lion Fish Hunt out to the beautiful Green Cay Island. The owner, Michelle Pugh, is an active member of the Women's Divers Hall of Fame.
Dive Experience is open every day, take a look at their site and find out more.