Dive Fest Saint Lucia 2016 

Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th September, 2016

Overview

The Saint Lucia Dive Association puts on Dive Fest 2016 in celebration of the wonderful and spectacular dive sites and reefs across the island.  Saint Lucia is one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, with first-rate diving and snorkelling just off shore.  Dive Fest 2016 is a week where we will celebrate the beauty that Saint Lucia has to offer below the surface, where there are endless opportunities for exploration at dive sites teeming with rainbow coral reefs and colourful marine life.  Above the surface, Saint Lucia offers a number of other attractions – whether it’s authentic Creole culture or the very finest international cuisine, Saint Lucia has it all!

The dive sites have long been celebrated by local, regional and international divers and forms part of the major attractions to the island.

Who is Involved?
The Dive Association – Anbaglo is a non-profit organization comprising of dive operators, dive shops and dive enthusiasts.  Anbaglo will host the Dive Fest 2016.  This is an event geared at showcasing the diversity of the assets of Saint Lucia – marine, people and land resources.  It promises to be an awesome experience!

Come join us at Dive Fest Saint Lucia 2016!

Festival Information

 

What will it Cost?

All participating divers need to register by completing the Registration Form.   There is no Registration Fee.  A festival T-shirt will be given to all registered participants.  Registered participants get a chance to win Branded Dive Accessories, a Free Dinner at Hotel and an Underwater Camera.

Registered participants get a unique Event Participant Band.  Registered participants also get the chance to enter any of the event competitions they may want to participate in.

Late registration. For on-the-day Registrations only.  Late registrants are not guaranteed a Festival T-shirt.

How to Register and Book Dives

Bookings are open now.  Choose your preferred Dive Operator and make direct bookings.  For further information any enquiries contact your preferred operator or contact divefestsaintlucia@gmail.com

All bookings will be captured electronically.

Keeping Informed

Be sure to like our Facebook page (Facebook-SLTB and Facebook-Anbaglo) as we will be posting regular updates there.

About Try Dives

This Dive Festival also caters to families of divers and others who would like to learn how to dive.  Please ask your operator about Try Dives!

Details of times for Try Dives will be posted by your dive operator.

About Dive Equipment, Air and Nitrox

Air and Nitrox are not provided by the Dive Fest.  Participants will need to make their own arrangements with dive operators to ensure sufficient cylinders for dives.

About Accommodation

Participants may choose their accommodation from the range of properties on island, whether large or small properties.

General Info on Diving in Saint Lucia

Everything you could possibly need to know about diving in Saint Lucia can be found here

For further information or specific enquiries please contact divefestsaintlucia@gmail.com

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND ACTIVITIES 2016

SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 

Hotels hand out information packs to participant guests.

SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER

9:00 am to 2:00 pm Dive Odyssey
Participants will take Dive Fest Trips/Tours at spectacular dive sites offered by participating operators

1:00 pm Try Dives
Participants take free Try Dives in the Pool at the Rodney Bay Marina

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Opening Ceremony
This will be hosted at the Rodney Bay Marina. The opening ceremony will highlight the craft, culture and music of Saint Lucia.  A photographic competition and Treasure Hunt will be launched – competition details will be issued to all operators and participants.

MONDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

9:00 am to 2:00 pm Dive Odyssey
Participants will take Dive Fest Trips/Tours at spectacular dive sites offered by participating operators

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tours, Attractions or Just Relax
Participants will be offered tours and excursions to explore and experience the island

TUESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

9:00 am to 2:00 pm Dive Odyssey
Participants will take Dive Fest Trips/Tours at spectacular dive sites offered by participating operators

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tours, Attractions or Just Relax
Participants will be offered tours and excursions to explore and experience the island

WEDNESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

9:00 am to 2:00 pm Treasure Hunt
Participants will dive for hidden treasure at dive sites around the island.

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tours, Attractions or Just Relax
Participants will be offered tours and excursions to explore and experience the island

THURSDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

9:00 am to 2:00 pm Dive Odyssey (last official diving day)
Participants will take Dive Fest Trips/Tours at spectacular dive sites offered by participating operators
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tours, Attractions or Just Relax
Participants will be offered tours and excursions to explore and experience the island

 

FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

5:00 am to 10:00 am Lion Fish Derby
All operators will be encouraged to take part in a Lionfish hunt. This hunt will supply local offering for the Sea Food Splash at the closing ceremony. This will also enhance the environmental awareness of the participants and provide the opportunity to create a linkage with diving and the gastronomy of Saint Lucia.

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sites and Attractions
Participants will be offered tours and excursions

8:00 pm to 12:00 midnight Lucian Lime
Representative of Destination Management Company to take groups of participants to key night life spots

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sea Food Splash & Closing Ceremony
Closing Ceremony to include cultural performances and cook off of Lion Fish by local chief. Local food vendors will lift the senses with the offering of local delights.  Announcement of photographic competition winner will be made. Winners of treasure hunt will be announced.