Diving Off St. Kitts – Nevis
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
December 29, 2009 (CUOPM)
The waters of St. Kitts is getting rave reviews on an online-Vancouver-based Canadian company in British Columbia.
Writing in Suite 101.com, on Marine Life on Wrecks in Caribbean waters, Sarah Curran-Ragan tells over 24 million readers the waters of St. Kitts offer expanses of soft coral and seafan-scapes littered with huge lobsters and a variety of superb wrecks to explore.
“St Kitts diving is mainly known for the wrecks off its shores. Intact and encrusted with life, there are plenty to choose from. The wrecks of the River Taw, M.V Talata and Christina are perhaps St. Kitts most well known dive sites and together they are by far the best wreck dives,” said Curran-Ragan in the 13 year-online service which has 245,000 articles and more than 8,000 professional, paid contract writers.
“The River Taw sank in 50 feet of water in 1981 and lies in two halves on the seabed. Otherwise completely intact, it’s the one that most people come here for. Packed with fish life and oversized lobsters, its deck is home to countless trumpet-fish, cigar fish and schools of sergeant majors. Marine life had taken hold on this ship and every inch was encrusted. Inside the bow, black coral grows in just 12 meters of water. It’s one of the finest wrecks around and, despite the soft seabed, visibility is generally good on every dive,” Curran-Ragan wrote.
More than 400 hundred boats have sunk in these waters and only around a dozen or so have been surveyed for diving so there are plenty of wrecks to choose from.
Aside from wrecks there are plenty of reef systems offering superb diving experiences. Monkey Shoals for example, is an atoll covering around a square mile with channels cut through the rock.
The shoals provide ideal overhangs and gullies for multitudes of critters. Ledges and crevices are home to numerous resting nurse sharks.