Scuba diving in St Bart's warm Caribbean waters offers lovely coral reefs. The colors are magnificent, largely because of the shallow water (the channel between St Barts and St Martin reaches no deeper than about 30 m) and the sandy bottom, which reflects the sunlight.
There are plenty of small and colorful reef fish. In addition to gorgeous reefs, St. Barts also plays host to a wreck dive, The Kaïali. In 30m of water, this site contains two entrances and is suitable for advanced divers.
There are also several large caverns scattered around the island’s walls, adding diversity to the 22 dive sites scattered around the island. For divers visiting this luxury Caribbean paradise, it's good to know there's some enjoyable diving just minutes away.
When to go.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
There is a small airport on the north coast of the island called Gustaf III Airport. This airport can only welcome small planes. Therefore, international visitors must first fly into St. Martin or Guadeloupe and then transfer by island-hopper flight or ferry to Saint Barthélemy.
Once on the island, scooters and cars can be rented. Taxis are also an option, as is walking. The island only measures 22 square km.