British Leeward Islands
St. Kitts was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. The island
an Associated Statehood with England in 1960 and achieved
in 1983. Topside attraction on the island include Brimstone Hill, an
fort built in the late 1600's. The fortress was the site of a battle
the French and English in 1782. The view from Brimstone Hill Fort
say the least, spectacular.
Diving on St. Kitts should be fascinating for divers of all
The best dive sites are located a mile or so off shore where clear
fish, and beautiful coral abound.
For more information about St Kitts visit the St Kitts Board of
Tourism’s official website –
The Christina was a ferry boat that sank on August l, 1970.
Kenneth Samuel, owner of a local dive shop, the wreck is now sitting
top of a reef in 80 feet of water. This site offers good to
and an exciting assortment of marine life.
The wreck of the La' Amigo is located one mile west of the Taleta
This vessel was a ferry similar to the Christina. She was sunk
in the fall of 1988 as a dive site and is now resting on a coral sea
bed in 60
feet of water.
The River Toire was sunk in the late 1970's. She is a huge vessel,
150 feet long by 60 feet wide, and is now sitting on a clean sand
Her mid section is still intact, but her aft port side has given
into the elements
of time and collapsed.
This wreck is completely covered with sea life. Everything from
bait fish to larger predators and crustaceans make this vessel a
The Taleta was a cargo ship approximately 130 feet long by 50 feet
that had been left anchored in the harbor, abandoned. One morning in
1986 at about 6:00
AM, she slipped beneath the waves just a quarter mile
off Basseterre. This steel vessel is now resting intact in 60 feet
of water and
is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef. Visibility on this site
50 to 100 feet but can be a bit on the cloudy side. There is usually
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