With the unbelievable clear waters and fascinating marine life, a dive should be high on your list of things to do locally. Dives range from simple observation of marine life, wreck diving and there are loads of rocky reefs and caves to explore.
Discover Scuba – This is a wonderful experience and provides the first time Scuba Diver an opportunity to dive in one of the world’s most incredible dive locations. You will receive instructions from certified PADI qualified Instructor, within a relaxed environment. Receive training in type and usage of equipment and then proceed to the shallow waters for an underwater lesson, where they undergo training in skills and techniques. Following this, students are brought on a shallow dive at a reef located directly offshore, which will make you want to revisit time and time again!
Swim with the Sharks – If you are visiting between December and April, then you must take the opportunity to swim with one of the world’s biggest fish.
Whale sharks swim in large groups, these gentle giants arrive at our shores each year to provide the most exhilarating experience.
St Helena is well known to be the home of adult male and female whale sharks in large numbers.
Whale shark tours are one of the highlights for tourist visiting St Helena around Christmas and the new year.
These amazing whale sharks grow up to 12m long.
In January 2017 a group of 17 whale sharks were seen off the north coast of the Island.