Our Top Favorite Dive Sites!

Charles L. Brown

Premier Wreck Dive in the Caribbean

Depth: 30M/100ft

Boat Ride: 10-12 minutes

Experience Level: Advanced/Experienced

This is the "biggest" reason to come dive in Statia.  The "Charlie Brown" is a decommissioned AT&T line boat that laid the first TransAtlantic cable.  She was purchased by Statia and sunk for a dive site.

She is 100M/300ft in length with a 30M/100ft swim through with sharks, cubera snapper and the resident barracuda "Charlie" as a common sightings.

Charles Brown

Double Wreck

Archeological Site

Depth: 18M/60ft

Boat ride: 2 minutes

Experience Level: Beginner

Perfect for getting warmed up again in the water, but also for the macro lovers and photographers

With old anhors from merchant ships that sunk in the late 1700's, this site's reef developed on the ballast tones from these ships.  Surrounded by sand dotted with massive sting rays and teaming with reef fish, macro life galore, and grazing sea turtles

Archeological

Nursing Station and Barracuda Reef

Coral Encrusted Lava Flow

Depth: 19 M/63ft

Boat Ride: 10 minutes

Another gorgeous reef in the pristine Marine Reserve, this small wall reef is teaming with huge schools of reef fish, barracuda and nurse sharks from where the sites get their names.  Hidden in the crevaces of the wall are lobsters, drum fish and the occasional massive green moray eel!

Reef

Hangover

Coral Encrusted Lava Flow

Depth: 10-15M/ 30-45ft

Boat Ride 7-10 minutes

Experience Level: Beginner

Located in the pristine Marine Reserve, this is a magnificent site.  Meander through the maze of lava flows with small and large over-hangs that give this site it's name.  This site is spectacular for all diver interests with sharks, turtles, rays, and queen conch as well as macro sightings galore

Night Dive on The Chien Tong

Turtle Hotel!

Whether you have never done a night dive or you are a seasoned night-diver, this experience leaves everyone in awe.

Each night, 5-10 turtles fly in around the divers to sleep tucked safely into the corners of this wreck, Chien Tong.  The hull is completely covered in blooming orange cup coral with nocturnal critters in every nook and cranny

Night Dive

Chien Tong

Wreck 

Max Depth: 27M/90ft, Top of Wreck 15M/30ft

Boat Ride: 5 minutes

Experienced Level: Beginner to Moderate

The Chien Tong was a Taiwanese fishing vessel that was decommissioned after damage to her bow.  Statia purchased her and sunk her for a dive site in the protection of the bay.  She is 30M/100ft in length.  A wonderful wreck site for beginners but has penetration opportunities for Wreck Certified Divers!  The night dive on this site is a must!

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Blue Bead Hole

Muck Dive/ Drift Dive

Depth: 14-17M/ 42-56ft

Boat Ride: 2 minutes

Experience Level: Moderate to Advanced

This is a non-moored area in the bay where people can sometimes find a Statia Blue Bead, but the treasures divers find on this muck dive are spectacular... such as this flying granard!

This site does not have a mooring so requires negative entry, strict group adherence, and diving with a surface marker buoy

Macro

Blue Bead Hole

Watch it and enjoy the beauty of

Statia.

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