Nevis' first and only full SCUBA outfit. Scuba Safaris, a PADI 5 STAR DIVE CENTER is based at the Oualie Beach, a sheltered, shallow bay on the Northern end of the island. We have been in operation since 1985, offering superior knowledge and experience of our local waters, numerous Nevis and St. Kitts dive sites
Scuba Safaris boast friendly professional staff eager to share their knowledge and their dive experiences or just sit, sip a cool cocktail "shooting the breeze" with their guest after an enjoyable day's dive.
A fast 34 foot diesel powered sedan, patially shaded with flybridge. Ideal for intimate groups and those hard to reach dive sites. Maximum capacity 14 for 2-tank dive. This boat is also designed for easy water entry and exit.
A fast 45 foot power cat, certified for 25 divers. The vessel is 3/4 shaded. It has an electric marine head and 2 large ladders. This boat is designed for easy water entry and exit (giant-stride entry.)
The Oualie Beach host a small friendly 32 room Hotel with a cozy beach bar a stone throw away from the Dive Shop. The bay is also home to Nevis Water Sports, Deep Sea Fishing, Wind Surf Nevis and Wheel World bicycle Shop all next door to Scuba Safaris.
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Nevis Our diving is diverse, with ledges, mini-walls, white holes teeming with fish, caves and drift diving in some area. Most reefs on the Atlantic side and offshore on the Caribbean...
PADI Scuba Diving Courses Here at Scuba Safaris we tailor courses for every diver from the novice to the experienced, the following is a description of the courses we offer so...
For those who love to view from the surface... Our 2 1/2 hour "Snorkel Safari" departs Oualie Beach at 1:30 pm daily. Our tour begins with a welcome and safety...
Tired of a crowded dive boat? Need more personal service? Or maybe just care to visit particular or special dive sites? Our dive boat and staff offer private charters for...
Over 25 years of dive operation since November '88. NAUI Dive Instructor; PADI Dive-Master. Certified ScubaPro and Sherwood repair technician and dealer. Ellis AKA "Boss Man" is mostly known for his sense of humor, where he is often found joking and chatting with the "Dive Team", guest and fellow divers.
A marine biologist originally from Montreal Canada joined Scuba Safaris in 2013. Valerie is also a champion swimmer and holds records for the Narrows Cross Channel Swim. Valerie prides herself with positive teaching producing excellent dive students. Valerie is also fluent in German and French.
A.K.A:"S------ Fresh" If you have to find Ryan just look for his smile, he makes it a priority that our guests have a great time when diving with us. He heads tanks with the same ease and airiness he exudes while handing guests a cocktail after their dive. Responsibilities include the daily on/off loading of vessels, logistics, safety, leading and assisting in dives and dive Instruction. Has been an employee of Scuba Safaris since 2002.
A former employee of the nevis fisheries. Joined Scuba Safaris in 1996 and worked his way from Open Water diver all the way through to Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Douce is also boat captain and can be often seen posing behind the captains chair in an authoritive position. Despite that, he is a gentle instructor always willing to assist.
On 25 January 1782, the 28 gun frigate HMS Solebay was wrecked on the Soutwest coast of Nevis in the Leeward Islands on the first day of the Battle of Frigate Bay.
During the engagement the Solebay frigate ran ashore. Several French ships kept firing on her in this distress and the Captain returned it; but, finding that she must inevitably fall into the enemy’s hands, Captain Everett set fore to her and quitted her. She burnt fo an hour or more, and blew up about eight o’clock with a most tremendous report; having 160 barrels of powder aboard. The reverberation from the mountain was like distant thunders. This awful explosion seemed a characteristic conclusion to this memorable day”
The remains of HMS Solebay is scattered on sandy bedrock off the coast of Charlestown, Nevis. Large anchors and numerous encrusted cannons and various artefacts still remain around this protected area.