Like Barbados, St. Lucia was not new territory for us. We also visited this island on our Carnival tour two years ago as part of our world tour. Since we had already undertaken the classic island tour with pitons, sulfur springs etc., we wanted to get to know the underwater world this time.
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The port info of the AIDAdiva in St. Lucia
location: Pier Pointe Seraphine 1
Lying time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All on board: 6.30 pm
AIDA Hafeninfo St. Lucia: Download
The diving school Scuba Steve’s Diving
From home we searched online for a good diving school on St. Lucia and came across Scuba Steve’s Diving, which offer special offers for snorkeling and diving cruise guests. After a nice mail contact with the dive center, we have booked a diving trip with two dives. The pick-up from the cruise ship was even included – really very comfortable. At 9.30 a.m. we were picked up from the pier, where the water taxis usually leave for Castries, St. Lucia’s capital.
A diving instructor was already waiting for us and a short time later the dive boat came. To our surprise we were again the only divers. On the boat were three taster divers from a resort, who were supposed to go underwater with a separate diving instructor. Cool, so another dive with private diving instructor only for both of us 🙂
The first dive at Anse Cochon (North)
The journey to our first dive site took about 20 minutes in a southerly direction. Our first dive site Anse Cochon (North) is located in the Marine Park of St. Lucia, for which you need a diving permit. Luckily, that was already in the diving package we had booked through the diving center – just like the complete equipment.
After we had all prepared ourselves, we were able to start. Our entry into the water was on a grassy ground at a depth of about 5 meters. As soon as we were on the road for a minute, we saw a scorpion fish in the seagrass, which could not prove its perfect camouflage properties quite so optimally here in the grass. A few meters further on, there were two beautiful flounders on the ground, which started to move as we got closer. Really fascinating animals.
Unfortunately, the view was not quite so great under water. You couldn’t really look that far. Nevertheless, we have also seen some moray eels, firefish as well as a pointed-tailed snake eel, which has slowly meandered along the corals.
After about 45 minutes we went up again. To be honest, it slowly became cold under water as we only had a short diving suit. We were just right that we were able to warm up a bit in the sun during the surface break on the boat.
The second dive at Virgins Cove
The second dive site Virgins Cove was right next to it, so the boat trip took only about two minutes. Our instructor jumped briefly into the water to test the direction of the current, but then gave the green signal. Even when we jumped into the water, we saw that the visibility is unfortunately very poor. Nevertheless, we have seen some things, such as moray eels, lobsters, cleaning shrimps and firefish. As the current became stronger over time and visibility became increasingly poor, we got out of the water after 40 minutes and drove back to the ship, where we arrived around 2 p.m.
The video of our two dives on St. Lucia
Here is the little video of our two dives on St. Lucia.
This was our 8th island on the AIDAdiva cruise. Tomorrow we continue to Dominica 🙂
All travelogues from our AIDA Cruise (Caribbean Sea)If you read the list of islands that AIDA is heading for on the route Caribbean Islands, you might think it was a dream for a moment: Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua. To reach eleven islands in 14 days is already a house number. But that was also the reason for us to choose this route. A cruise is predestined to get to know the Caribbean with its thousands of dream islands in a relaxed way. Here you can find all travel reports of our 14-day Caribbean cruise with AIDAdiva.
Day 01 » Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Short stopover before our cruise
Day 02 » Dominican Republic: AIDAdiva – Our 14-Day Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
Day 03 » Day at Sea
Day 04 » Aruba: ABC Islands – Diving at the Renaissance Plane Wreck
Day 04 » Aruba: Oranjestad – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do by your own
Day 05 » Curaçao: Curacao – Island Tour, Attractions & the best Photo spots
Day 05 » Curaçao: Ocean Encounters Curacao – Diving with Dolphins
Day 06 » Bonaire: ABC Islands – Diving in Bonaire National Marine Park
Day 06 » Bonaire: Kralendijk – Travel Guide & Things to Do
Day 07 » Day at Sea
Day 08 » Grenada: Diving on the wreck of the cargo ship Veronica L.
Day 08 » Grenada: Molinere Bay – Diving at the Underwater Sculpture Park
Day 08 » Grenada: Saint George’s – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Day 09 » St. Vincent: Kingstown & Hiking La Soufriére Volcano
Day 10 » Barbados: Wreck diving in Carlisle Bay Marine Park
Day 10 » Barbados: Snorkeling with turtles in Carlisle Bay
Day 11 » St. Lucia: Diving in the Caribbean with Scuba Steve’s Diving
Day 12 » Dominica: Dolphins, Whale-Watching & the capital Roseau
Day 13 » Guadeloupe: An island tour & the town of Pointe-a-Pietre
Day 14 » Antigua: St. John’s, Nelson’s Dockyard & Fort Berkeley
Day 15 » Day at Sea
Day 16 » Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Relax one day on the Beach