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St Lucia Certified Scuba Diving Tour provided by Dive Fair Helen

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St Lucia Certified Scuba Diving Tour

St Lucia Certified Scuba Diving Tour
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About
Discover the pristine waters of St Lucia on this 5-hour SCUBA tour. With its diverse coral reefs, steep walls, pinnacles and shipwrecks, this island offers visitors the ideal underwater adventure. Visit shipwrecks in Anse Cochon, or drift dive in Soufriere or simply beach dive at Anse Chastanet or Anse Cochon. Enjoy two dive sites and lunch on board. Groups are limited to eight divers per guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your day starts with a 8–9:30 am pickup from your hotel or cruise port. Next, arrive at Marigot Bay and check-in at the dive shop. After receiving equipment and filling out the required waiver, board the boat and head to the island's sheltered west coast for your dive(s). Your captain will take you to the best diving site for that day, depending on the water and weather conditions. The boat ride may be anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes. You may visit shipwrecks in Anse Cochon, or world-class diving spots like Soufriere, or Anse Chastanet. All of these sites are found in marine reserve areas. Upon arrival, spend the next 45-60 minutes diving the crystal-clear waters of St Lucia. Back on board, enjoy a light lunch and a drink. At the second site you will have 45-60 minutes to dive over reefs teeming with tropical fish or maybe the remnants of a wreck. After, make your way back to Marigot Bay where you will disembark from the boat and get dropped off at your hotel/cruise ship. Choose just one day diving, or a package of multiple days (1–5 days available). If you have your own equipment feel free to bring it, otherwise make sure to select the option with equipment included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your day starts with a 8–9:30 am pickup from your hotel or cruise port. Next, arrive at Marigot Bay and check-in at the dive shop. After receiving equipment and filling out the required waiver, board the boat and head to the island's sheltered west coast for your dive(s). Your captain will take you to the best diving site for that day, depending on the water and weather conditions. The boat ride may be anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes. You may visit shipwrecks in Anse Cochon, or world-class diving spots like Soufriere, or Anse Chastanet. All of these sites are found in marine reserve areas. Upon arrival, spend the next 45-60 minutes diving the crystal-clear waters of St Lucia. Back on board, enjoy a light lunch and a drink. At the second site you will have 45-60 minutes to dive over reefs teeming with tropical fish or maybe the remnants of a wreck. After, make your way back to Marigot Bay where you will disembark from the boat and get dropped off at your hotel/cruise ship. Choose just one day diving, or a package of multiple days (1–5 days available). If you have your own equipment feel free to bring it, otherwise make sure to select the option with equipment included.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35417P2
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off from Only Northern to Western island locations
  • Dive Master and local guide
  • Tanks and weights
  • Marine reserve fees
  • Spacious dive boat with restroom
  • Lunch
  • Water and Juices
Exclusions
  • Equipment (if option not selected)
  • The listed price does not include a 10% per person Government Vat tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The Government Vat tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Does NOT include pickup from Southern locations - Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Micoud and Dennery
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This tour does not pickup in Southern locations.
  • Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, Marigot Bay, Castries, St Lucia Departure Point: Tour departs from north and west island hotels and the St Lucia cruise port Directions: Pickup is provided free for Only northern to western locations. Dates: Mondays to Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Ports:
  • Pointe Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex, 2273+RR5, St Lucia
  • La Place Carenage, Jeremie St, Castries, St Lucia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pickup and Return is for Northern to Western Island Locations. Southern or Far Distance Locations will incur a pickup fee or may be cancelled
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • All passenger heights and weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some preexisting medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Pickup locations in Soufriere or Vieux Fort will incur a fee of US$100.00 for up to 4 persons return due to the distance of these locations, please note if staying in these locations
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off from Only Northern to Western island locations
  • Dive Master and local guide
  • Tanks and weights
  • Marine reserve fees
  • Spacious dive boat with restroom
  • Lunch
  • Water and Juices
Exclusions
  • Equipment (if option not selected)
  • The listed price does not include a 10% per person Government Vat tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The Government Vat tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Does NOT include pickup from Southern locations - Soufriere, Vieux Fort, Micoud and Dennery
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This tour does not pickup in Southern locations.
  • Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, Marigot Bay, Castries, St Lucia Departure Point: Tour departs from north and west island hotels and the St Lucia cruise port Directions: Pickup is provided free for Only northern to western locations. Dates: Mondays to Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Ports:
  • Pointe Seraphine Duty Free Shopping Complex, 2273+RR5, St Lucia
  • La Place Carenage, Jeremie St, Castries, St Lucia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pickup and Return is for Northern to Western Island Locations. Southern or Far Distance Locations will incur a pickup fee or may be cancelled
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • All passenger heights and weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some preexisting medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Pickup locations in Soufriere or Vieux Fort will incur a fee of US$100.00 for up to 4 persons return due to the distance of these locations, please note if staying in these locations
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Popular mentions

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jay g
4 contributions
Diving
Oct 2021 • Solo
What can I say been doing few dives with Dylan and Andre great guys
So organised great room on the boat and great dives to would highly recommend these for diving in St Lucia
Awesome dive sites and they are about making sure that all the divers snorkels guys are well look after on top of the water and also under
And lady in the dive shop she awesome to
Written 5 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JU
7 contributions
Superb Experience 🌟
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a day that was! Private scuba dive tour and lunch! The owner/driver/captain/scuba dive master/environmental scientist/multi talented and his scuba dive master staff were a 5 star crew! We were taken to the best scuba diving spots and their level of service spoiled us! Two dives, dive master kept an eye on us at all time, pointed out sea creatures, and I never had to touch my gears once and they kept us plenty hydrated! When we go back to St. Lucia - this company will be the only dive company who will have my business!
Written 30 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
divefairhelen
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you had such a wonderful experience. We always try to have our divers experience the best our island have to offer - underwater and above (the people). Hope to have you dive with us in the future. Thanks for choosing Dive Fair Helen and Be Safe and Dive Safe. Warmest Greetings.
Written 1 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jennabell88
5 contributions
Book Here!!
Sep 2021
What a wonderful experience! I am an open water scuba diver and took a trip to St Lucia not only for my advance certification but to experience what the beautiful island has to offer. From the moment you book with Dive Fair St Helen the process is fluent! Vanessa is MAGNIFICENT, fits you appropriately with all your gear and offers wonderful conversation while you await the boats arrival. She is very informative and a delight to be around. The boat picks you up from multiple resorts not only limited to Marigot Beach Dive Resort. I had the pleasure to meet Dilan, Alvin and Andre; all certified master divers. The crew is very helpful to all level divers; whether you want to do discover scuba to test out if you like it, to receive certifications or to simply dive they are there! Andre spent time with me to educate me on all aspects of diving. His knowledge of the ocean is vast expanding further than you can imagine. I learned more than just my advanced diving skills, he should write a book! The sites he takes you to are breath taking. I have experience diving at multiple islands and this trip made my top two! We saw a SEA HORSE! An octopus, frog fish, flying gunard, horned blenny's, cleaning stations (like in the movie shark tails), rare coral, coral of every color and I saw a very very rare Eunice roussaei!

Needless to say book with Dive Fair St Helen! They will exceed your expectations and always dive local to support them <3

From the bottom of my heart thank you Dive Fair St Helen!!!
Written 10 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
divefairhelen
We are very happy that your vacation was wonderful and thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure diving with you and getting you upgraded to PADI Advanced Level certification. Thank you for choosing Dive Fair Helen. It is always a pleasure welcoming guests to our island and showing them the beautiful sites - underwater and above. Continue to Stay Safe and Dive Safe. Warmest Greetings.
Written 1 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna P
25 contributions
Stretched too thin and safety issues - serious diver and would not book another SCUBA trip with them
Feb 2020 • Couples
Too many things for too many people on the boat. I would honestly take a pass on this operation if you are a serious diver or concerned about safety.
Three crew - boat captain, two divers for 10 SCUBA divers of varying degrees experience, two discover SCUBA divers and 6-8 snorkelers.
The tour started 55 minutes late as a half dozen divers arrived 10 minutes before the boat departed. They allowed them on. We carried all our gear through a resort then waited in the sun for 20 minutes for the boat to arrive. They checked the divers for their C cards on the way to the first dive site.
After our first dive when we surfaced, we waited briefly for the boat to arrive.
During the surface interval, we witnessed a local kayaker the crew obviously knew hand off a baggie to one of the crew members.
We had a basic lunch with a chicken drumstick, baked macaroni, rice and coleslaw salad. Then the crew had the snorkelers go ashore. Ten scuba divers remained on the boat and the captain gave us instructions “not to start the boat” which we thought a bit odd. What I later realized was that the two remaining crew left the ten of us onboard while they went ashore for 30 minutes! No joking. The other crew member was out with the discover scuba divers, off the boat too. If they had a problem, there would not have been anyone to take the boat to them. I have never, ever been on a dive where the boat captain leaves his boat unattended.
The second dive at a wreck was uneventful. Strong current, no tow line. The guide allowed us to explore around the wreck on our own after an initial pass around the base at 60 ft. He did stress to not return deeper after that and to remain at 40 ft where the deck was until surfacing.
We set up our own gear and changed it during the surface interval. Not a problem, but some may be looking for a full service operation.
At the completion of the dives and en route back to the resort, I asked our dive guide to stamp and sign our dive logs. He did not know his number and opted not to sign our books. He did find a stamp behind the counter. This led me to question if he was actually certified.
The dive included ship transfers and we got back to port at 4pm for a 5 pm all aboard.
Nothing bad happened to us or anyone on board, but I do have safety concerns about what transpired. This wasn’t a normal scuba dive boat operation and it felt like just a boat taking tourists out for a day of sun and snorkeling rather than a professional operation.
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JENNIFER H
3 contributions
Great diving
Dec 2019
Diving with Dive Fair Helen was remarkable. The colors and coral seen was amazing and something we had never seen before. The dive masters were helpful for the most part but not as helpful as we have had in the past and really didn't go over and above pointing things out under the water. Lunch as ok if you like chicken legs but did fill the void needed after our dive. Will definitely dive in St. Lucia again. Best coral and colors to date.
Written 10 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megencita
Marietta, GA58 contributions
Great scuba and snorkel!
Oct 2019
We chose Dive Fair Helen because they allowed SCUBA divers and snorkelers together. Unfortunately, the water was a bit murky due to storms the previous day, but we had a fabulous experience from start to finish. We were picked up at our hotel, but they also pick up day passengers from the ship. The entire crew was absolutely amazing! They were helpful, funny, experienced, and they obviously love their job. They fed us a nice lunch, too. We were able to see some pretty beautiful fish (in spite of the murky water), and the scuba divers also got to explore a wreck. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Written 5 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
divefairhelen
Thanks for choosing to dive with us. We are glad that you had a fabulous experience. Thanks for your kind word towards our crew, they are always glad to hear our guest appreciate their efforts. Safe Diving!
Written 10 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert M
San Clemente, CA62 contributions
GREAT DIVES!
Oct 2019
We dove with these guys on 10/17/19. Did both a reef and a wreck. Both dives were really good. The wreck was unique compared to many we have done. The reef dive was really spectacular. Lots of critters. The dive guides were both very knowledgable and pointed out a lot of interesting marine life. The boat is pretty large and was well attended. It took a few minutes to get everybody sorted out but once they had everyone organized it was very comfortable. We are going back to dive with these folks in December.
Written 25 October 2019
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celiadubey
Tarpon Springs, FL18 contributions
Excellent diving here!
Jun 2019 • Couples
You will be in good hands with this company. Excellent diving here and this boat is nothing fancy but comfortable and safe & all their equipment (if you are renting) is in good condition. Andre is extremely experienced, safe and knowledgable. Andre is one of the best dive masters I have ever dove in my 300+ dives. His passion for what he does and keeping the reefs alive is admirable.
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Will R
London, UK12 contributions
Diving and Kyaking
Apr 2019 • Business
I have dived several times with Dive Fair Helens and it has always been a great experience 👍😊. The team are very friendly and accommodating. St Lucia has some terrific dives from reefs to wrecks and I am very happy to say the hard and soft corals are generally doing very well.
I have also done the kayaking tour along the coast and through the mangroves with Sam who is brilliant. It was a terrific few hours and well worth it.
Sam was extremely safety conscious and had a wealth of interesting and fun info.
I would definitely recommend Dive fair Helens.
Written 7 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DiverGirl20
Madison, CT7 contributions
great scuba experience
Apr 2019 • Couples
We just completed a week on St Lucia and four days of double-tank diving with Dive Fair Helen. The island is beautiful and the reefs are in good condition. Captain Andre and his team were great. Experienced dive masters guided us to different sites and made sure we would not duplicate dives during our visit. During the surface interval the boat offered delicious lunches that were never the same on our four days. We hope to come back to St Lucia and will make sure to dive with Dive Fair Helen again.
Written 5 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Kate S
Kate S
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Best tour St Lucia
From start to finish a fabulous kayak tour. Suitable for novice or experienced kayaker. Our extremely knowledgeab
Sharon M
Sharon M
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Excellent Dive Company
I would highly recommend Dive Fair Helen. They really care about their guests. I am an experienced diver, spendi
Jamie C
Jamie C
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Very helpful
After a booking issue by Tripadvisor booked 4 divers and 2 snorkelers and they groups us all as snorkelers. The Cr
mabbeduto
mabbeduto
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Excellent Experience
From the lady behind the counter to the captain, everybody involved was great! My fiancée and I are certified diver
Yasmin A
Yasmin A
00
Great Snorkeling
Pick up from our hotel was on time. Remaining pick ups seemed a little disorganized. Arrived at the Marigot Bay div
kathyj725
kathyj725
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Fun day!
Well organised. I wish we did not have to share the boat with the divers because all of us snorkelers had to waste
811toddm
811toddm
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Confused
dive sites were great, getting there a bit of a struggle...never signed paperwork we were handed, all crowded at st
glittery33
glittery33
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A bit chaotic!
It is the first boat trip I have been on where I couldn’t sit down. The crew even said there was too many people. W
MaryE1324
MaryE1324
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Be prepared for ‘Island Time’
Once we got there, snorkeling was delightful, but it took a while - too many people, day after Xmas, etc, made for
W5165QRkarenf
W5165QRkarenf
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Medical emergency
We had had to come off our cruise ship due to illness during which time our port advisor recommended the use of Nix
marloh585
marloh585
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Great time snorkeling
We enjoyed our time on our tour. We had a beautiful day and saw lots of fish and coral. Water was warm and clear. T
aliwins99
aliwins99
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This isn’t a beginners class
Snorkeling with Dive Fair Helen was GREAT! The team was with us every step of the way but didn’t babysit us to the
NorthStar324231
NorthStar324231
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Snorkelling
We were picked up by minibus promptly from the cruise terminal and taken to Marigot Bay, which is fabulous. Myself
ThereseS468
ThereseS468
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Snorkeling in st Lucia
Great people, nice small group. They led us in the water through 2 snorkeling areas. Great service and comfortable
pwalshctc
pwalshctc
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Great dive experience
My 18 year-old son and I spent three days diving with Dive Fair Helen. They were experienced, safe, and engaging.
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