Anguilla Scuba Dive Sites

Anguilla has a host of excellent and unique dive sites, many natural and a few man-made. There are 7 marine parks which offer 9 big wreck dives plus 25 logged dives for advanced divers. There are many Anguilla Scuba Dive Sites which are yet to be discovered. It took centuries for the El Buen Consejo, which sunk on June 8, 1772, to be discovered in what is now known as the Stoney Bay ­Marine Park preserve.

El Buen Consejo, translated “Good Counsel”, sank off the shores of Anguilla centuries ago. Though there were no casualties, 52 Franciscan missionaries carrying religious medallions lost their cargo. Anguilla now has the largest collection of these medallions in the world.

This renowned dive site consists of 29 cannons and three anchors. You can dive this site and many others with our professional dive instructors who also provide training. There’s so much that can be found underwater, you just need to take a dive below the surface.

Here’s a list of Anguilla’s dive sites, their depths and what you can expect to see on the trip.

Angel Reef

Start Depth: 22 feet
Max Depth: 22 feet

Sights: Sea whip/fans, turtles

Beacon Reef

Start Depth: 22 feet
Max Depth: 70 feet

Sights: Trenches, caves

Beginner’s Reef

Start Depth: 10-15 feet
Max Depth: 60 feet

Sights: Rays, tarpon, spadefish

Captain Turtle

Start Depth: 20 feet
Max Depth: 65 feet

Sights: Soft coral, nurse sharks

Commerce Wreck (1986)

Max Depth: 82 feet

Sights: Hog/goat/spade fish, lobster

Crystal Reef

Start Depth: 15-20 feet
Max Depth: 80 feet

Sights: Elkhorn Coral

Dog Island

Max Depth: 90 feet

Sights: Tuna, variety of sharks

Frenchman’s Reef

Start Depth: 8-30 feet
Max Depth: 100 feet

Sights: Coral heads, sandy circles

Ida Marie Wreck (1985)

Max Depth: 60 feet

Sights: Ray, harder coral

Kathlee “H” Wreck

Start Depth: 30 feet
Max Depth: 60 feet

Sights: Variety of fish

Limestone Bay

Start Depth: 15 feet
Max Depth: 60 feet

Sights: Rays

Little Bay

Start Depth: No Dive
Max Depth: 20 feet

Sights: Lobster, fish

Lobster Reef

Start Depth: 25 feet
Max Depth: 100 feet

Sights: Soft coral, nurse sharks

Sandy Deep

Start Depth: 15 feet
Max Depth: 60 feet

Sights: Variety of fish

Sandy Shallow

Max Depth: 70 feet

Sights: Coral, fish

Sarah Wreck (1980)

Start Depth: 30 feet
Max Depth: 80 feet

Sea Fan Reef

Start Depth: 7-8 feet
Max Depth: 40 feet

Sights: Rays, turtles, Angel fish

Shoal Bay

Start Depth: 15-18 feet
Max Depth: 85 feet

Sights: Rays, eels, lobster, crayfish

The Steps @ Little Scrub

Start Depth: 40 feet
Max Depth: 90 feet

Sights: Boulders, sharks, other fish

There’s a whole other world for you to explore under the sea, but, if you’re yet to graduate to the depths above, Snorkel Buddy and/or Junior’s Glass Bottom Boat are all you need to experience Anguilla’s underwater scenes.

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