Scuba Safaris Ltd.
Oualie Beach, Nevis, West Indies
Number of 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 and
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
Scuba Safaris 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.
Email Address: email@example.com
Web Address: www.divenevis.com
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
From the U.S., Canada and Europe, there are four primary
gateways to Nevis. The most common route from the U.S.
and Canada is through San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's now
possible to fly non-stop from San Juan to Nevis on direct
flights provided by Cape Air. Other connection points
include Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Kitts.
U.S. and Canadian citizens are required to present a
passport with a photo ID to enter the island. Visitors
may stay for a maximum of six months, but extensions
may be requested at the immigration office in Charlestown.
Visitors must enter with a return ticket. Departure
tax when leaving the island is $20.50 US or $54 EC,
which includes an environmental levy and airport security
of some countries are not required to have visas in
order to enter St. Kitts Nevis. Please click
here to view the complete list, apply for a visa,
or for St. Kitts-Nevis Embassies.
The official language of the island is English.
The East Caribbean (EC) dollar is used on Nevis which
can be obtained at any bank. Most stores and businesses
accept the US dollars or travellers cheques, but change
will be given in E.C.
Most hotels, restaurants, and businesses accept credit
cards, but it's best to check ahead before relying on
just credit cards. Bank ATM machines will give EC funds
through some credit cards.
Service charge of 10% is generally included in restaurant
bills, but its best to ask (and more is welcome,
of course!). Hotels add 20% to their bills, including
10% service and 10% VAT.
Most hotels and homes use 110 volts but 220 lines are
sometimes available. Check with your hotel to be sure.
Drinking water is safe to drink, but if you wish, commercially
bottled water is available.