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Friday, August 19, 2016

Explore the Depths of St Lucia - Dive Fest 2016

The week long festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of the islands reefs and shores, and will be held September 10-17, 2016
  
All photo credits courtesy of St Lucia Tourism

Dive Fest 2016 will be hosted by NGO, ‘Anbaglo’ which is made up of dive operators, enthusiasts and shops. 



St Lucia's natural charm and beauty provides the perfect backdrop for adventure and exploration. The island's signature twin peak mountains complemented by its unspoiled rain forest is a haven for nature lovers.

The festival also celebrates the islands national culture with an array of activities and celebrations from the local cuisine or traditional creole culture. 

Also this festival is NOT exclusive to divers - it is an inclusive experience inviting people to "Try Dive" giving everyone the opportunity to learn. 



Dive Fest 2016 seeks to highlight some of St Lucia's alluring underwater gems with 22 dive sites across the island!

Saline Point - the most northerly site on the island. Great for snorkeling! Beach entry starts shallow at 20 feet and gradually reaches 40-60 feet at the point 

Lesleen M Wreck - A 165 foot freighter, sunk by the Department of Fisheries in 1986 to provide an artificial reef. It is covered with hard and soft corals, sponges and hydroids. The wreck sits upright on a sandy bottom at a max depth of 65 feet.

Superman's Flight - the islands most famous drift dive. Located at the base of the majestic Pitons, divers can expect to encounter turtles moray els, rays and a variety of soft coral. This sloping dive has a depth of around 1500 feet

Other dive sites include: 
Smugglers Cove, Bird's Rock, Pigeon Island, Berger Rock, La Roche (The Rock), Bone Yard, Anse La Raye Wall, Virgin's Cove, Anse Chochon (N), Roseman's Trench, Anse Chochon (S), Daini Koyomaru Wreck, Turtle Reef, Anse Chastanet,     Fairyland, Grand Caille, Keyhole Pinnacles, Coral Gardens and Piton Wall

More Dive Fest info here http://www.stlucia.org/dive-festival-saint-lucia/festival-information/

Hotel Specials for Dive Festival

http://www.stlucia.org/dive-festival-saint-lucia/hotel-specials/


Happy Travels,
Linda