Dive Sites - South
Our dive sites are chosen daily based on weather and surface conditions. We gladly accept requests and will do our best to accommodate them.
South - Caribbean Exposure
Cow Rock, often mentioned with its counterpart Calf Rock, is one of the most popular sites on the South side. Consisting of a rocky bottom topography that is covered in colorful growth, these natural formations create several swim through's that attract many divers. In addition, this site and others in the area fall within the protected waters of a marine preserve. An abundance of fish, turtles, lobsters, rays, and sharks can be seen here.
Calf Rock, located right next to Cow Rock, is a separate dive and does not have swim through's This site has a lengthy ledge that creates a great hiding place for crabs, lobsters, and nurse sharks. The similar colorful, rocky bottom has some shallow areas that host beautiful examples of elkhorn, stag horn and pillar corals.
Stragglers Reef is a combination of healthy reef and large boulders that are covered in life. Start this dive by making your way out to the reef in search of snappers, grouper, lobster condos, and eels! As the tour continues, prepare to navigate in between large cracks and crevices filled with colorful tropical fish.
Ledges of Little St. James
Ledges of Little St. James is just what it sounds like... a series of ledges, overhangs, and undercuts. This creates a wonderful habitat for schools of fish to hide in! Surrounded by a colorful, low-laying reef, this site is also a good place to encounter lobster, turtles, nurse sharks, and octopus. Ledges is also a perfect place for snorkeling.
Rays Rise is a fringe reef that is adjacent to a large sandy area. Dive along the edge keeping an eye out for large southern stingrays, garden eels and queen conch in the sand. This site has rocky areas that provide a great habitat for lobster and eels.
Castle Reef is one of our best dive site secrets... it's not marked with a mooring buoy but we will get you there if the weather is right! This is a colorful finger reef that is surrounded by sand flats. Also within the marine preserve, we frequently see rays, eels, octopus, turtles, large nurse sharks and lots of lobsters.
Fish Bowl is our farthest site to the west, near Buck Island and also one of our deeper dives. This site is a vast spread of coral heads in the deeper area and a sloping perimeter that creates a "bowl" effect. The upper edges of the site have larger coral heads and are busy with smaller tropical fish and colorful growth. Keep an eye out for the Atlantis Submarine so you can wave and take pictures of the reciprocating passengers.