Kitts (officially known as St Christopher) lies
in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the eastern
Caribbean. The high central body of the island is made
up of three groups of rugged volcanic peaks split by
deep ravines. The vegetation on the central mountain
range is rainforest, thinning higher up to dense bushy
cover. From here the island's volcanic crater, Mount
Liamuiga, rises to almost 1200m (4000ft). The foothills,
particularly to the north, form a gently rolling landscape
of sugar-cane plantations and grassland, while uncultivated
lowland slopes are covered with thick tropical woodland
and exotic fruits such as papaya, mangoes, avocados,
bananas and breadfruit. To the southeast of the island,
a low-lying peninsula, on which there are many excellent
beaches, stretches towards Nevis.
St. Kitts is un-crowded and unspoiled, famous around
the world for excellent preservation of the ecosystems.
Nature lovers will want to take advantage of the various
tours through lava formations, tropical forest areas,
and seaside lagoons. Boating tours and scuba diving
are also favorites activities. Plantation homes have
been transformed into grand, intimate inns. Quaint shopping
areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors
to the tiny towns. If a quiet vacation in a luxurious
and alluring corner of paradise is what you seek, you'll
find it on St. Kitts.
Basseterre, the capital, is riddled with small shops
and malls, including the Pelican Mall and the TDC Mall,
carrying a wide assortment of Kittitian delights and
merchandise. You can buy locally designed clothing,
including the popular and well sort-after batik print
from Island Hopper and rich art-work from our art galleries.
You can also buy local crafts made by our talented sculptures
and craftsmen from the Craft House, made from a variety
of material and objects, including dried coconut shells,
sea shells, wood, metal stones and fabric.
Due to the number of sunken vessels, virgin reefs and
other submerged natural wonders, divers are now discovering
that, in St. Kitts, beauty runs deep. St. Kitts offers
a wealth of relatively new and little dived sites. More
than 400 ships sank here between 1493 and 1825, but
only a dozen or so have been identified to date.
The western (Caribbean) side of the island is well protected
and visibility off the shores is usually in the 60 -
100 ft. range. There are opportunities for divers of
all levels of experience, and most dive locations are
within an easy boat trip from the shore. There are many
nice reef sites with large coral formations and tunnels
Climate 75 - 90F 24 - 32C
Water Temp 77 - 84F 25 - 29C
Visibility 80 - 100 ft 24 -30 m
Diving and Accommodations
Ventures Ltd. Liveaboard
PO Box 488
Mabank, TX 75147-0488
The Northeastern Caribbean is an intriguing area
offering a blend of Dutch, British, French and
native cultures on some of the most scenic islands
of the Caribbean.
Northeastern Caribbean itinerary, combining diving
and optional island access, has always been unique
within the liveaboard diving industry. As a dedicated
dive liveaboard, all diving is done directly off
of the vessel, using the expansive dive deck covering
the aft third of the main deck. Each diver has
his or her own dive gear bin; a large camera table,
as well as rinse tanks, wetsuit drying racks,
charging stations are available for all to use.
in the Northeastern Caribbean will surprise you
- it's not mentioned often in the mainstream diving
magazines, but the variety of the topography and
types of sites that we visit weekly will amaze
Kitts offers arguably the widest variety of sites
including finger reefs, recent wrecks, and a variety
of dropoffs that will capture your imagination.
Oualie Beach, Nevis, West Indies
Dive Boats: 2
Maximum Number of Divers: 40
Number of Tanks per Day: 4
Gear Provided: full scuba
Rental Gear Available: Scuba Pro
Type of Diving: Steep drop-offs, ledges, caverns
Nitrox Available: yes
Total Dive Sites: 40
Minimum time to divesites/mins: 8
Maximum time to dive site/mins: 45
Training Agency: PADI & NAUI
Courses Offered: Open Water through to Dive-Master
Ltd is Nevis' first and only full SCUBA outfit.
We are a PADI 5 STAR DIVE CENTER based at the
Oualie Beach, a sheltered, shallow bay on the
Northern end of the island. We are a small dive
outfit offering personal service with a small
island flare. Located stratigically to easily
offer diving off two islands with only one visit.
Web Address: www.divenevis.com
Llewellyn Bradshaw (RLB) International Airport can accommodate
commercial jumbo jets and handles scheduled non-stop
flights - provided by various airlines - from the United
Kingdom, Canada and United States, as well as numerous
regional commuter flights from within the Caribbean
Arriving By Air
Airlines Serving St. Kitts
visit to St Kitts-Nevis requires a valid passport, a
return ticket to the country of departure, and a valid
St Kitts-Nevis visa if traveling from countries
requiring a visitor visa.
Standard Time throughout the year. 4 hours behind Greenwich
Mean Time (-4 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.
Caribbean Dollar (XCD$). U.S. bills are accepted by
most stores and businesses and change is given in E.C.
currency. U.S. coins are not accepted.
Bank of Nova Scotia
First Caribbean International Bank
Royal Bank of Canada
St. Kitts Nevis-Anguilla National Bank
Development Bank of St. Kitts & Nevis
services are available at all of the hotels, as well
as from an Internet Cafes across the city. Broadband
connections (DSL & Cable) are also available, as
are Web developing and hosting services.
domestic market is served by a 230 volt single phase
supply. However, a 110 volt supply is available in most
water is of good quality and suitable for drinking.
It is collected from direct precipitation, mountain
springs and wells, and is chemically treated for purification.
Locally bottled water is also available.
summer clothing may be worn all year. Dress is informal,
even at elegant hotels and plantation inns, though you
may want to dress up a bit for a nice dinner. Nudity
is not permitted at any beach. Swim wear or scant clothing
should never be worn in towns or villages.
10% service charge is normally included in hotel bills.
In restaurants, leave 10%-15%. Tipping taxi drivers
is not customary.