Waters around St. Eustatius are some of the most pristine in the Caribbean. Diving is diverse with several unique habitats including walls, historical wrecks, patch reefs, macro dive sites, lava flows, boulder slides, and rock outcroppings.
There are several underwater archaeological sites - most of these are ancient ships covered in coral. However, there is one other type of site called the ‘Blue Bead Hole.’ The blue beads hold historical importance in St. Eustatius. They were used as a reward for slaves in the 17th century. The beads are the only artefacts divers are allowed to bring up and in certain areas.
With so many habitats, there is plenty for divers to discover. Lava flows and outcroppings make for interesting underwater panoramas. You won’t be bored in St. Eustatius.
Divers can expect warm tropical weather year-round with waters that range from 79-82°F (26-28°C) and variable visibility depending on the site. While it can rain at any point throughout the year, dry season generally lasts from January to June. July to December brings greater risk of rain, however, you are sure to love diving at any time in the remote paradise known as St. Eustatius.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Getting to Sint Eustatius will more than likely require two flights. First, you must fly to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport (SXM). Then, jump on one of the five daily flights operated by Winair. These flights land at F. D. Roosevelt Airpot (EUX). Rental cars and motorcycles as well as taxis are available for travel around the island.