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Out of all the Caribbean islands, the island of St. Lucia stands apart. I have always said that St. Lucia is the Maui of the Caribbean. But better in a sense that it is a better dive destination.

Just look at some of the photographs of the island. Beautiful lush-green landscapes, towering prominent mountains, gorgeous beaches, and spectacular deep blue water all along the island. Not to mention a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. There are few places on Earth that meet this standard.


Your personal invitation from Dan...

The diving around the island is also very special. Because of the nature of the island, most of the dive sites are very close to shore. Most boat rides are only 5-10 minutes away. The waters around the island attract a wonderful concentration of marine life. This is because of the nutrients flowing into the water all along the islands edge. Coupled with the local’s initiative-taking conservation efforts, we are all rewarded with abundant marine life and beautiful soft & hard corals.

And not only is the diving gorgeous but the island itself is a virtual outdoor playground. My goodness…just think about the views. Personally, I cannot wait to hike up to the top of a hill and just enjoy the moment. But there is just so much to explore. The Sulphur Springs, Diamond Waterfall, and rain forest. Not to mention the birds and flowers. A true natural paradise.

For this adventure, we have partnered with the truly astonishing Anse Chastanet Resort. Consistently rated as one of the Caribbeans best resorts, we are sure to be treated to a wonderful & relaxful dive vacation. The resort sits on six hundred acres, bordering two soft sand beaches of oceanfront beauty and splendor. This all-inclusive resort is sure to please. Between the unique (and somewhat eclectic) hillside accommodations, the many dining options (they even operate their own farm), onsite dive center, manicured beaches, and house reef, we are sure to have a grand time.

Regarding the accommodations, we have booked six of their Superior Hillside rooms and five of their Deluxe Beachside rooms (max group size of 22 people). Please be aware that the hillside rooms are built on the hillside. Because of that, you will have to walk up and down manicured flower lined paths (or take a golf cart shuttle). Also…the hillside rooms do not have air conditioning. The rooms are built in an octagonal shape to take advantage of the ever-present refreshing trade winds. And I have been assured by the owner of the resort that this has never been an issue regarding guests being uncomfortable. The Deluxe Beachside rooms will eliminate the need to walk up and down the hill. They are also air conditioned because they are tucked behind the beach and in the trees, so the trade winds are not as prevalent there.

My friends, I am super excited about this dive adventure (I know…I am excited for them all). Out of all the islands in the Caribbean…St. Lucia is special. I have been wanting to go back there for years and really immerse myself in its natural beauty…both in and out of the water. My wife Suzy and I would like to invite you to enjoy this adventure with us. Please click this link so you learn more about Anse Chastanet and the island of St. Lucia.

Anse Chastanet Resort | St Lucia Resorts | Caribbean's Most Romantic

We truly hope you will join us.

Explore the beautiful
St. Lucia Waters!
July 15 – 22, 2023


Thank you to everyone who booked! If you'd like to be placed on the standby list, please contact the shop at 904-737-0050.

Dive Anse Chastanet

Dance of the Silversides

Trip Info


  • Hillside Superior Room: $2799 per person / double occupancy

  • Hillside Superior Room: $3999 per person / single occupancy

  • Deluxe Beachside Room: $3299 per person / double occupancy

  • Non-Divers deduct $290 from the rates above

  • Room availability is first-come/first-serve

  • Room upgrades are available to either a Premium room or a suite at The Jade Mountain. Please asks us about price and availability

Exclusively for the First Coast Divers Group, the above rates include these normally ala carte extras.

*Unlimited Nitrox $125 pp value

*Non-Alcoholic Beverage Package $168 pp value

Payment Terms

  • $700 Non-Refundable deposit due at booking

  • $700 Payment due by August 15, 2022

  • $700 Payment due by December 15, 2022

  • Balance due by March 15, 2023


  • 7-night accommodation

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea & Dinner

  • All non-alcoholic beverages

  • Welcome cocktail & managers rum punch party

  • Twelve boat dives

  • Extra scheduled shore dives

  • Two guided night dives on the house reef

  • Unlimited Nitrox (must be nitrox certified)

  • Guided tour of the Old French Colonial Plantation

  • Culinary Amenity

  • Complimentary use of non-motorized watersports: mini sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and sit-on-top kayaks

  • Roundtrip airport transfers

  • Hotel taxes and service fee’s


  • Airfare. Direct flights are available from Miami

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Spa services

  • Marine Park Fee of $15 (paid locally)

  • Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Currently, to travel to St. Lucia, all that is required in a negative COVID PCR Test no more than 5 days out from day of travel. The negative test result must be submitted to the St. Lucia travel registration site for approval.

  • As with all our trips, we highly encourage our trip participants to purchase their own travel insurance. We suggest D.A.N or DiveAssure

  • All trip participants (divers only) are required to have their own personal Diver Supplement Insurance. Again, we suggest D.A.N or DiveAssure

We cant wait to dive with you!

Adventure Awaits!

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