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Brittle Stars Boulder Star Coral

The Annual Spectacle of Coral Spawning
on the Anse Chastanet Reef

The spectacle of coral spawning has truly become an annual highlight event at the Anse Chastanet Resort located in Soufriere, Saint Lucia. The enthusiasm displayed by scuba diving enthusiasts continues to grow year after year for this very unique and remarkable event that occurs in the bay just a few meters off the Anse Chastanet beach. Seven days after the late summer full moon conditions are right to trigger a mass coral spawning episode with the release of eggs and sperm into the water. Based on decades of experience, Scuba St. Lucia, the in-house dive operation at Anse Chastanet, has the timing prediction of this event down to an art. This year the spawning was predicted for the evenings of August 21, 22 and 23 and the creatures of the sea did not disappoint.

During coral spawning, small white/yellow fluffy translucent balls slowly emerge from the corals to be released into the water; participating divers have the sense of being in a gentle slow motion snow storm. The spawning begins late in the evening to avoid the reproductive cells from being consumed by larger carnivorous fish. The process is crucial in maintaining a healthy marine life.

Special dives were scheduled for resort guests on all three of the magical nights not only to witness the coral spawning, but also to see all the other incredible life that emerges due to this event as divers are also treated to the clear viewing of creatures not usually seen in the open including several species of lobster, octopus, jellyfish, eels, shrimp and other invertebrates.

On the first night the phenomenon began around 9:15 pm as reproductive cells started to emerge from the small Brain Corals (brain corals) that are prevalent on the Anse Chastanet reef. Not long after, the elkhorn and boulder star corals joined in releasing huge quantities making it the biggest release seen in years to the delight of the divers floating effortlessly in the midst of the action.

On the second night, Thursday, August 22nd, the show began a little after 9:00 pm with the giant brain corals releasing their reproductive cells en masse; a few minutes later the boulder star corals joined in. On the third night of the spawning, Friday the 23rd, divers entered the water at sunset with hopes of seeing the shy ruby brittle stars spawn as they are always the last to do so; while a few came out early it was but a tease of what was to come as around 7:30 the brittle stars came out in huge numbers and covered the entire reef for their yearly spawning ritual. In a demonstration of instinctive choreography, the brittle stars then assumed an upwards stance and released their sperm and eggs into the water. This fascinating event was truly amazing to witness.

Fortunately, the Anse Chastanet Reef is one of many that are protected as marine reserves within the Saint Lucia Marine Park ensuring this coral event will continue happening for years to come. Anse Chastanet and its sister property, Jade Mountain, are also committed to fully treating waste water before it is released into the ocean preventing coral bleaching and harmful algae levels which negatively affect the health of coral reefs. Make sure to put this miraculous event on your “must dive” list for next season from August 9 through the 11th, 2020.

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Colorful reefs

The Resorts Protecting and Regenerating The Reef Around Them

Source: Forbes

As well as encompassing 600 acres of its own land, Anse Chastanet overlooks two bays that are a part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of coral reef teeming with tropical fish. To play a part in the protection of this marine environment, the estate is helping preserve the reef’s coral spawning phenomenon in which the coral releases cells that appear as underwater pink and white clouds drifting to the surface for fertilisation. For this process to happen, the conditions need to be just right, so Anse Chastanet ensures the reef’s protection, preventing damage from human interaction and controlling the numbers of lionfish, which are known to damage the coral and disrupt the local ecosystem, through a new diving and dining package.

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Scuba St. Lucia is a premier scuba and snorkeling operation.


Gain PADI Instructor Certification While Exploring the Scenic & Ecologically Rich St. Lucia Reefs

ST. LUCIA (May 6, 2019) - Dive enthusiasts seeking certification as a Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Open Water Scuba Instructor have a great option on the island of St. Lucia.

Anse Chastanet, one of the best resorts in the Caribbean as rated by leading travel outlets, and its in-house dive shop Scuba St. Lucia, are offering instructors-in-training opportunities to secure their certification while staying at the 600-acre resort estate.

A premier scuba and snorkeling operation, Scuba St. Lucia offers divers a scenic and ecologically rich diving location right off the resort's shores in the heart of the Soufrière Marine Management Area marine park.

Not only do Anse Chastanet guests enjoy access to this top diving destination, but they also can immerse themselves in luxury accommodations and soak in breathtaking above-water views of the UNESCO-designated twin Piton mountains.

The entire operation, both the hotel and Scuba St. Lucia, is Travelife Gold certified and adheres to strict, sustainable, no-impact standards.

"Offering this leading instructor training program in the recreational dive industry is about changing lives," says Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of marketing and operations at Anse Chastanet. Course participants create long-lasting friendships and bonds while gaining PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. From there, participants have the options to conduct a range of scuba classes and programs, become certified in their field of expertise and explore international job opportunities.

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Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's twin Pitons mountains.

Prerequisites include:

  • Certification as a PADI Divemaster or comparable certification
  • Medical statement of physical fitness from a diving medical examination within the last 12 months
  • Open Water Diver certification for at least six months and a record of 60 logged dives to start the instructor Development Course.
  • 100 logged dives are required prior to the Instructor Exam.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training within the past 24 months

"This is a career and recreational opportunity that does not only enhance one's resume, but also gives course graduates a wealth of skills they can convey to other students at dive shops, attracting more customers for their business," adds Troubetzkoy.

The Anse Chastanet PADI Instructor Development Course at Scuba St. Lucia is available from August 25 to September 4, 2019. Special accommodation rates are available for participants.

For more information about Anse Chastanet's accommodation rates, Scuba St. Lucia or the PADI Instructor Development Course, call +1 758 459-7755 or email

About Scuba St.Lucia
Scuba St. Lucia is on the beach at the picturesque Anse Chastanet Resort in Soufrière. One of St. Lucia's longest established dive centers, it has welcomed scuba divers since the early 80s. Recognized as one of the premier diving operations in the Eastern Caribbean, Scuba St. Lucia is the recipient of PADI Green Star™ Dive Center Award, identifying dive businesses that care about the environment and are acting to protect it. For more information, visit

About Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst St. Lucia's lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort comprises 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. It offers innovative menus, one entirely vegetarian, in four different locations and features fresh produce served up from the resort's organic farm. Guests can take in interactive chocolate-making classes in the resort's chocolate laboratory and a variety of water sports are also on offer.

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From left: Eleanor Phillips, Director of External Affairs for the Caribbean for The Nature Conservancy; German Ambassador to CARICOM and Chairman of the CCI Steering Committee Holger Michael; Karolin Troubetzkoy, new Envoy for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative; and Yabanex Batista, CEO of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund.

ST. LUCIA (January 17, 2019) - St. Lucian hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has joined the Caribbean's efforts to address the crisis of marine and coastal resources degradation with her appointment this week as Envoy of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI).

CCI was launched in 2008 in response to the crisis facing the Caribbean's marine and coastal resources. The organization serves as a voluntary, informal and innovative platform uniting a coalition of governments, the private sector and partners around collaborative action to conserve and sustainably manage the Caribbean's diverse marine environment.

Troubetzkoy, the executive director of the storied Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts, was appointed to the newly created position following a CCI Steering Committee meeting in Castries this week.

"It is humbling to be asked to serve in such an important position to help ensure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the region," said Troubetzkoy. "Creating a more resilient marine environment is a critical component to reduce our vulnerabilities to climate change. These regional challenges are best tackled through inter-stakeholder collaboration. I look forward to building awareness of the CCI, its goals and the opportunities presented by this initiative. Investing my time and efforts in this volunteer leadership role is built on my desire to give back to a region which I have called home for many decades."

This is not the first time Troubetzkoy has held a leadership role in the Caribbean; she served as President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association from 2016 to 2018. In St. Lucia, Troubetzkoy has recently been reelected President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, a position she also held from 2010 to 2015. She was instrumental in the creation of St. Lucia's Tourism Enhancement Fund.

Since its inception, CCI has galvanized new funding and concrete action, and has supported Caribbean governments in meeting their conservation and sustainable development commitments. CCI describes itself as an "action shop", emphasizing tangible impacts.

Participating members - including 11 governments and 15 companies - have formally declared their commitment to marine and coastal conservation, and have agreed to take action to help achieve the initiative's two major goals: to conserve and effectively manage at least 20 percent of the marine and coastal environment by 2020; and to put in place fully functioning finance mechanisms that provide long-term, reliable funding to ensure a healthy marine and coastal environment into the future.

To date, five countries (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the United States Virgin Islands) have achieved or surpassed the 20 percent benchmark. The remaining countries (The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) are actively pursuing plans for declarations to meet their commitments by 2020, and in her new role Troubetzkoy intends to shepherd this process and mobilize high-level political support for major CCI advancements and events.

At the meeting in St. Lucia, the CCI Steering Committee also announced the creation of its 2020 road map, a series of national level activities across the CCI countries to celebrate the countries which have met the "20-by-20" goal and also to encourage those still working towards their commitments.

The centerpiece of CCI's financial architecture is the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), which was established in 2012 and currently manages US$70 million towards effective management of the Caribbean's marine environment.

CBF's Chief Executive Officer, Yabanex Batista, commented: "The CBF along with national level funds aim to serve as a financial platform to attract and effectively deploy resources for conservation in the Caribbean. We look forward to working hand in hand with Mrs. Troubetzkoy to galvanize action and increase financial support for achieving CCI Goals."

Financial commitments have been received from The Nature Conservancy, the Government of Germany through the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Global Environment Facility through The World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme.

In welcoming the envoy, Chairman of the CCI Steering Committee, German Ambassador Holger Michael stated: "The appointment of Karolin Troubetzkoy as CCI Envoy represents a significant step in achieving the CCI objectives of sustainable coastal area management."

Eleanor Phillips, External Affairs Director for The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean, added: "As one of the key architects of the CCI, The Nature Conservancy is excited to have Mrs. Troubetzkoy join as CCI Envoy, a role we see as critical to encouraging CCI member countries to achieve CCI goals by 2020."

About the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)

The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is a coalition of governments , companies and partners working together to accelerate action on the marine and coastal environment.

Founded in 2008 by a group of Caribbean governments eager to enhance the conservation of their marine and coastal resources, the CCI has since grown to include private sector membership and garner over US$75 million in funding commitments. CCI governments and territories signed a CCI Leaders Declaration in May 2013 committing them to effectively conserve 20 percent of their marine and coastal resources by 2020. CCI companies committed to changing business practices and supporting the conservation actions of the CCI Leaders Declaration by endorsing the CCI Corporate Compact.

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PADI 5 Star IDC Center


Join Patrick Hammer and the Scuba St. Lucia Team August 20th to the 27th for your IDC and then the IE will be held on the 28th and 29th.

Stick around a few days to earn some specialties starting the afternoon of the 29th and running two to three days based on your needs.

You can purchase material from Scuba St. Lucia; we suggest you get the materials early.

You will need to complete your EFR instructor rating and that can be arranged at SCUBA St. Lucia

With over 20 years conducting the IDC on St. Lucia and over 40 years experience as a PADI Platinum Course Director you can be assured you are getting the best career training available. You owe it to yourself to enroll in a career program that is educational, fun and prepares you for a future in the dive industry.

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Lion Fish Meal


Lionfish, one of the most destructive invasive fish species ever to reach the Caribbean, are wreaking irreparable damage on coral reefs by eating practically everything they come across. And they eat a lot: A lionfish's stomach can expand up to 30 times its normal size.

It has become of particular concern to environmentalists who lament the fact that lionfish, with no natural predators in the Caribbean, continue to grow at an alarming rate, with scientists fearing the invasive species may never be entirely eradicated from the region's seas.

But, a high-end resort company in St. Lucia is doing its bit by including the fish as part of its famed cuisine.

Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of the storied Jade Mountain and its sister resort Anse Chastanet, together with her culinary team, have launched a "conservation cuisine" initiative preparing the lionfish as a delicacy.

"It is not much of a stretch," declared Troubetzkoy. "Lionfish is a white flaky, but firm, fish with a flavor between grouper and mahi mahi."

To ensure diners get to try as many takes on the fish as possible, Troubetzkoy said, "we are serving a multi-course dégustation menu with paired New World wines, in which we showcase the quality and taste of this very unique fish."

A perfect dinner setting to savor a lionfish meal at two of St. Lucia's leading resorts.

Diners, seated at a romantic beachside candlelit restaurant, are served lionfish as pure sashimi, citrus ceviche wrapped in a crispy tortilla, and either grilled or stewed with the flavors of St. Lucia. "It is always delicious and a very special dinner experience prepared by our best passionate chefs and sommeliers," she said.

And for the diving enthusiasts, the resorts' scuba operation Scuba St. Lucia has introduced PADI's "Invasive Lionfish Tracker Specialty Course", which takes guests on two dives to learn about controlling the invasive lionfish population and discover practical methods for humanely capturing and euthanizing these fish.

Lionfish reach adult size at about two years old, and it's safe to say they won't get anywhere near the endangered species list because a female lionfish can release between 10,000 and 30,000 unfertilized eggs every four days, or about two million eggs per year.

"So, bon appétit and save our seas!" Troubetzkoy quipped.

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About Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia's iconic twin Pitons mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amidst St. Lucia's lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach. The environmentally friendly, award-winning resort has 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 that are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. Innovative menus - one entirely vegetarian - are offered in four different locations and feature fresh produce served up from the resort's organic farm. Guests can join interactive chocolate-making classes in the resort's chocolate laboratory, or in a range of watersports.

For further information about Anse Chastanet, email, call 1 800 223-1108 or visit

Diver Cave

Celebrate the 2nd annual Saint Lucia Dive Fest 2017 at Anse Chastanet and Scuba St Lucia!

The island will celebrate their underwater world from 9th - 16th September 2017

Anse Chastanet Resort in Soufriere, Saint Lucia and their scuba operation Scuba St. Lucia have created a week of special activities in celebration of Saint Lucia’s 2nd annual Dive Fest.

The dive fest at Anse Chastanet will celebrate everything about Saint Lucia’s marine life and diving, with a week full of boat and shore dives, PADI courses and photographic competitions.

There also will be an environmental edge to the week with offerings such as the PADI Dive against Debris Specialty.

The week’s activities include an eradication day of the invasive lionfish followed by a cooking demonstration and special dinner feast of these lionfish prepared by Anse Chastanet’s culinary team.

Guests participating in the DIVE FEST get treated to a JAZZY sunset cruise as part of the Dive Fest package for a close-up of the magnificent Pitons twin peaks whilst sipping on rum cocktails and looking for whales and taking pictures of the dolphins who often like to swim along.

For those with non-diving family members, Anse Chastanet offers an array of other activities - from biking to sailing, kayaking to bird watching or simply chill on the beach or try out the complimentary sunrise and sunset yoga classes. As part of the DIVE FEST special activities, non-divers staying at Anse Chastanet can try a scuba beginner's course for free.

For more information or to book, please call Anse Chastanet reservations at tel 1-800-223-1108 or email the resort res team via Refer to the Dive Fest

Travel: 9th - 16th September 2017

US 2649 per person/diver/dbl occ/US 2259 per person/non-diver/dbl occ
US 2449 per person/diver/triple occ/US 2059 per person/non-diver/triple occ
US 3749 single diver/US 3359 single non-diver

The special Dive Fest package includes:

7 nts run of house accommodation, airport transfers, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, all tax/service, welcome drink and culinary amenity on arrival, participation in the Dive Fest special activities,12 beach or boat dives incl of tank, weights, belt, mask, snorkel, fins ( other equipment at a charge if needed, marine park fee to be paid locally ), sunrise and sunset yoga, non motorized watersports. Non Diving companion Dive Fest package includes welcome and farewell dive fest party, Lionfish Feast Dinner, Jazzy Sunset cruise, a jungle biking tour and optional scuba beginner’s course for free.

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Underwater Photo

Introducing Underwater Photography weeks at Anse Chastanet and Scuba St Lucia

Saint Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Resort together with their PADI 5 STAR scuba operation Scuba St. Lucia and in collaboration with Sealife Cameras will be hosting 4 specialty weeks in 2017 dedicated to underwater photography. The 2017 weeks are August 19-26, Sept 30- Oct 7, Nov 11-18 and Dec 9-16.

Divers will be able to fine tune their photography skills with a series of seminars and dives in one of the most protected sites in the Caribbean.

Anse Chastanet boasts designated marine reserves protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, vibrant corals and stunning macro life.

Whether you are a new photographer with a point and shoot camera, or the owner of a complete DSLR system, the week will provide you with hands on training in areas such as ambient light use, model photography, macro photography, animal portraits and general compositions.

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Bioluminescent Sexual Courtship displays by Ostracod Crustaceans on the Anse Chastanet Reef

Bioluminescent Ostracod Crustaceans

Thousands of these remarkable crustaceans, called ostracods, tumble out of the reefs just as twilight fades to darkness and the males produce a galactic symphony of blue lights that burst out in precise patterns. Imagine that you are a sesame seed sized guy cruising around in the sea at night trying to not only locate, but also attract, a hot female. How do you do it? Well, one way is to somehow advertise your location with pulses of light! You do this by squirting out molecules that emit light when mixed in seawater. You make a squirt of light, then another, and another …and as more pulses are produced in a row, the earlier pulses slowly fade away yielding what looks like a moving string of tiny glowing pearls in the water. These displays are unique to each species of ostracod, and up to a dozen species can be seen to display in one reef system. This results in a "Dazzling Blue Symphony of Lights!"

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Coral spawning dives are on August 14, 15 and 16, 2017

In August Witness Rare Coral Spawning at Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia

2016 Coral Spawing At Anse Chastanet Brittle Star

Anse Chastanet’s experts accurately predicted last year's coral spawning, this year it is predicted to take place from the 14th – 16th of August.

One of nature’s most spectacular and rare performances, only a handful of people worldwide see this phenomenon in their lifetime. Guests at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, are lucky enough to witness this marvel annually as the natural wonder occurs right off the beaches of this characteristic resort.

Each year, Anse Chastanet’s scuba diving team, Scuba St Lucia, incredibly and accurately predicts the night spawning and prepares to take novice and experienced divers and snorkelers to observe the remarkable phenomenon which turns the seas yellow and pink with upwards moving “snowfall”.

Accompanied at night by Anse Chastanet’s skilled in-house scuba staff, divers and snorkelers will be able to witness the mesmerizing fertilization process of both coral and various other reef inhabitants.

2016 Coral Spawing At Anse Chastanet Brain Coral

What is coral spawning and why is this so rare?

First discovered in the 1980s at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, this annual mass reproduction phenomenon is now known to be critical to coral reef – and our own ecosystem’s - survival. Tropical coral reefs, although out of sight, are essential to our world-wide food chains.

Each year, coral release millions of packets of egg and sperm cells that appear as massive underwater clouds of white and pink upward moving “snowfall”. After they drift to the surface for fertilization, the sea will be partially covered by the slicks of coral larvae before they settle to the bottom destined to build the next generation of these vital ocean organisms.

While much of the coral spawning process remains a mystery, scientists from all over the world study these miraculous events, and now know that the ideal time for the release of the reproductive cells is a week or so after a full August moon. It happens an hour or two after sunset with the cover of darkness increasing the chances of larvae survival by overwhelming fish predators.

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How is Anse Chastanet conserving and preserving this rare phenomenon?

This spawning phase of reproduction is now known to be a weak link to world-wide coral reef survival as it can only happen when conditions are just right; it is the phase most sensitive to human activity, non-point source pollution, and climate change.

As the world’s coral reefs are being decimated by the effects of global warming, this unique reproductive process takes on even further significance. Thankfully, Anse Chastanet has made a conscious effort for nearly 20 years to protect the reef from harm due to it exemplary and progressive sustainable designs and architecture; by minimizing impervious surfaces, keeping shorelines green and stable, and completely preventing runoff from entering the water – Anse Chastanet successfully preserves this wonder for future generations.

Watch Anse Chastanet’s coral spawning video

Seven night dive packages at Anse Chastanet for August start at US $2,389 per person on a double occupancy basis where both guests are diving. Rate includes full-board, airport transfers, 12 beach or boat dives, dive equipment and non-motorized water sports. Marine park fee of US $17 is to be paid locally. See more at:

Nightly rates at Anse Chastanet start from $375 per room based on double occupancy. Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 12.5% VAT.

To book or receive more information visit or call 1-800-223-1108 or email

For press information, contact: Martha Morano, Morano Public Relations, 212-860-5566,

About Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia

Anse Chastanet sits quietly in an idyllic spot on St Lucia’s south western coast close to the awe inspiring Piton Mountains. The resort comprises of 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 which are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. Local woods and other local products are in integral part of the design of the rooms. Anse Chastanet is home to St Lucia’s only Vegetarian restaurant as well as fine-dining option The Treehouse Restaurant. A number of fantastic treatments are available at The Kai Belté Spa and activities including a large variety of watersports are all on offer too.

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MOORESTOWN, New Jersey (January 11, 2016) - Scuba Saint Lucia at Anse Chastanet Resort in Soufrière, St. Lucia has become a SeaLife Underwater Photography Teaching and Rental Center.

Nestled in the hillside next to the majestic twin Pitons lies one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and diverse diving resorts. Scuba Saint Lucia, a part of the Anse Chastanet resort, was established in 1981 and is a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, offering comprehensive facilities for divers of all levels.

SeaLife recently released its new Micro 2.0 camera, the second generation of permanently sealed cameras that feature a new Sony 16mp CMOS sensor and other features that make underwater imaging easy and enjoyable with impressive high resolution results.

Scuba Saint Lucia offers rentals of the new cameras and all the user needs to do is book a dive and complete a brief orientation and safety check. The rental SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera features will be demonstrated by a staff member who will point out underwater imaging basics and offer assistance and imaging tips.

After the dive, the staff will assist in transferring the camera’s images and video to cloud-based storage. The diver will receive an emailed link to his or her images. The full range of SeaLife products are available for purchase at the Scuba Saint Lucia retail store next to the dive operation.

Scuba Saint Lucia operates with three dive boats: Miss Ina, Miss Bertha and Miss Ta Ta. The dive boats are all equipped with fresh drinking water, full safety equipment, first aid kits and a DAN Oxygen unit.

The Anse Chastanet reef starts just 10 yards beyond the water's edge. The reef's remarkable ecosystem offers an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life, in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear water.

Anse Chastanet’s reef, which is home to more than 150 different species of fish, makes for an amazing dive, day or night. Peacock flounders, octopus, needle fish and turtles can be seen in the shallow areas. A little deeper over dense coral growth, divers can see puffers, moray eels, parrot fish, lobsters and even sea horses. This unique dive site is suitable for divers of all abilities and especially good for macro photography.

About SeaLife Cameras

SeaLife underwater cameras, lights and accessories are designed, engineered, made and distributed by Pioneer Research in Moorestown, N.J. SeaLife cameras were first introduced in 1993. In 2000, SeaLife made the first digital underwater camera. In 2007, SeaLife developed the first non-housed digital underwater camera, and in 2013, SeaLife introduced the powerful Sea Dragon Lighting system with its innovative Flex-Connect tray, grip, arm and accessory system. SeaLife Cameras, Lighting and Flex-Connect Accessories are sold and serviced in 64 countries around the world.

View camera/accessories offered along with pricing for rental and retail.

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About Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet is set amid a lush 600-acre estate with two soft-sand beaches and breathtaking views of St. Lucia’s twin Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Reflecting the environmental philosophy of its owner/architect, Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort is in harmony with its surroundings from its low-roofed architecture to the tropical hardwood furniture in its 49 rooms. Making the most of St. Lucia’s lush tropical beauty, activities range from jungle biking, hiking, and bird watching to snorkeling on the reef within swimming distance of the beach, scuba diving in the surrounding marine reserve, relaxing in the tranquil Kai Belté Spa, or just swaying in a hammock by the sea.