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Saint Lucia - Water sports
Scuba diving © Saint Lucia Tourist Board
Saint Lucia’s clear, blue, warm sea is perfect for water sports. Scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing are all on offer. Scuba diving is offered at several reputable dive centres on the island and PADI and NAUI certification courses are available. For more experienced divers there are a variety of sites to explore, including wall dives, wreck dives and drift drives. Some of the best diving is to be found within the island’s two marine reserves at Soufrière and Canaries. For non-divers there are excellent snorkelling opportunities, as well as the chance to try SNUBA, a combination of scuba diving and snorkelling, or helmet diving, an underwater walking tour suitable for all ages. Windsurfing and kitesurfing lessons are available at the Reef Kite and Surf Centre on Anse de Sable beach, and there is also equipment for hire.