Saint John is a sanctuary just waiting for Scuba Divers with its jaw dropping underwater sealife and coral reefs, shipwrecks, caves, and the most beautiful tropical fish in the world! Great diving locations abound around the island from Carvel Rock, Congo Cay, Tektite, Eagle Shoals and more. You will never tire of exploring with more than ten local diving areas. Many of these locations are shared by neighboring islands in the USVI and BVI. So whether you are a novice or an experienced scuba diver, get ready to enjoy storybook underwater canyons covered with beautiful varieties of coral and unimaginable colorful and intriguing sea life.
CERTIFIED: Enjoy several PADI OPEN WATER DIVES offered on Saint John.
NOT CERTIFIED: If you are not certified, click here for this BEGINNER SCUBA DIVING TRIP trip to enjoy by Low Key Watersports that will start you on your Scuba Diving Journey for years to come. No experience necessary, no children under 10 years of age.
POPULAR DIVING LOCATIONS
Located northwest of Saint John and just to the east of Congo Cay. Enjoy some intense steep rock formations as the depths can be upwards of 80 feet. This area is for more advance divers.
This remote 50 feet diving spot is located right outside of Coral Harbour close to Ram Head on the South Shore of Saint John towards the east end. Given its location, it is not one of the most popular diving destinations. This diving spot is exposed to the ocean on all sides. Here you’ll find caves and channels filled with coral and a plethora of spiny Caribbean lobster, jacks, queen triggerfish, baitfish, manta rays, and copper sweepers. This diving spot is most notorious for “The Cathedral,” and open chamber accessible multiple ways. Feeling the sunshine pour through the water gives the illusion of a skylight in the chamber. So if you’re looking for a place to host an underwater wedding, you’ve found it!
This beautiful Cay sits north of Lovango Cay and west of Carval Rock. This Cay is home to ancient Taino rock carvings. The diving area is definitely one of the best for beginner scuba divers. Plenty of shallow regions to explore, as well as much more deeper formations for more advanced divers to traverse. A multitude of underwater sealife of tropical fish and coral reefs and underwater tunnels will keep you captivated for quite a while.
WRECK OF THE RHONE
This historical shipwreck is one of the most popular wreck diving sites in the Caribbean and located off the coast of Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands. The 367 feet RMS Rhone was a UK Royal Mail Ship that sank October 29, 1867 as the result of a hurricane. Movie goers will also recognize this location as the site of where “The Deep” was filmed.
Sitting between Thatch and Mingo Cays on the northwest side of Saint John, Grass Cay offers a lovely scuba diving experience. This beautiful location is great for day dives, as well as night dives are an incredible experience and Grass Cay is a favored place to do them. Enjoy a beautiful sunset, and then head down under the sea to explore lobsters, octopus, and crabs.
One wonderful area to experience St. John scuba diving is Grass Cay. Grass Cay is a hot spot for adventurous divers who want to experience night diving. After the sun sets, lobsters, crabs, and octopus make appearances that are rare during the daytime hours. Grass Cay is worth the trip for the array of sea life found in this beautiful location!
EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTORS, AND APPAREL
Low Key Watersports is the best resource on Saint John for scuba diving. Bring your own wetsuit if desired. Shorty wetsuits are very popular.