St. Lucia Anse Chastanet
Trip Dates: March 18-24 2017
“The Anse Chastanet reef starts just 10 yards beyond the water’s edge. The reef’s remarkable ecosystem offers an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life, in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear water. Anse Chastanet Reef which is home to more than 150 different species of fish makes for an amazing dive day or night. In the shallow areas be sure to keep your eyes open for peacock flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles. Or drop down a little deeper over dense coral growth to see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. A unique dive site for all abilities and especially good for macro photography”
-Taken for Anse Chastanet website
The only way to describe the diving in St. Lucia is world class. Anse Chastenet is located in the middle of a protected marine preserve that has kept the coral and marine life pristine. On the dives you will enjoy dramatic walls, drift over luscious reefs and explore the wreck of the Lesleen M. The area is lush with life including turtles, octopus, puffers, parrot fish, moray, and even sea horses!
The majestic island of St. Lucia is worthy of the term “dream destination”. The resort is nestled in a lush jungle just steps away from soft sand beaches. Activities (other than diving) include hiking through the jungle, jungle biking, visiting the volcano and sulphur springs, taking a tour of the chocolate laboratory, and, most importantly, lounging on the beach doing nothing!
Accommodation and Dive Center
The Accommodations: Anse Chastanet is nothing short of amazing. It was designed by architect Nick Troubetzkoy to blend right in with the jungle. The rooms each have picaresque views of the island and each of their own unique design. Delicious meals are served 3 times a day, as well as afternoon tea. There is even a spa right on the resort that can be enjoyed by guests.
The Dive Center: Scuba St. Lucia is located right at the end of Anse Chastanet. It has a fantastic staff who has logged thousands of dives in the local water and who will ensure that your diving experience is as awesome as you expect it to be. They are equipped with every service that you would expect from a dive center and even will rent you a camera to record your experience!