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Diving in Castries City

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When to go to Castries City

It has a tropical, humid climate moderated by northeast trade winds that allow for pleasant, year-round conditions. Castries sees the highest rainfall from June to November, and the best months to travel there are probably from December to May. The average water temperature is 26C/79F in March and 29C/84F in September. Average annual temperatures range from 26-32C/79-90F. What to see Among marine species divers can spot moray eels, triggerfish, barracuda, eagle rays, stingrays, frogfish, lobsters, and much more.

Scuba diving in Castries City

Castries is the capital of St. Lucia and its largest city in St. Lucia. Hewanorra International Airport is located in 55 km from it. Castries is built on reclaimed land. Castries has a port that receives cargo vessels, ferry boats, and cruise ships. There are many duty-free shops, several restaurants, and other eating establishments, which offer menus from local food to Chinese food. Castries is served by George FL Charles Airport, also known as Vigie Airport. St. Lucia's main post office is in Castries. Castries has many beaches such as Vigie Beach, Malabar Beach, Choc Beach, and La Toc Beach. Castries is a great destination for both wall and drift diving, with a host of sites to see, including shipwrecks, corals, steep walls, and more. The nearest dive sites are Anse Galet, Anse La Raye Wall, Virgin Cove, Rosmund's Trench, Anse Cochon, the Lesleen M. wreck, and the Daini Koyomaru wreck. One of the best dive sites is Anse La Raye Wall. It is a dramatic wall that falls from the surface and is covered in sea whips, gorgonians, and soft coral. Delicate soft corals and large feather duster worms can be found at this site. Another popular site is the wreck of the Lesleen M. It is a 50-m/164-ft freighter that sank in 1986. The wreck sits on an even keel on the sand. It is covered with deep sea fans and sponges with a variety of reef fish. This site is an ideal introduction to wreck diving for novice divers.