Coki Beach

St Thomas, Caribbean
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Coki Beach

When we were there a local dive shop took me on my 'checkout dive' at a shore dive at a place called Coki Beach. Depth to 40-50' sand beach entry. No waves, and in a protected cove. Popular snorkel location and had probably hundreds of snorkelers, most of whom stayed in 3-8' of water and away from divers. Parking on street area, walk down a set of concrete steps directly onto the beach. Very easy access. I think this beach is in the travel guides (Fodor's etc). Can't remember if there's a local dive shop on site for equipment or air fills, but I know there was a building in which people were renting snorkel gear and we weren't the only one's diving either... FYI: this is a popular cruise boat tourist dumping spot.

Coki Beach Tide Chart and Surf Report (Beta)

Thursday
1:10 AM / 0.618ft
Thursday
5:02 AM / 0.720ft
Thursday
10:54 AM / 0.384ft
Thursday
6:26 PM / 1.322ft
Friday
1:57 AM / 0.601ft
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Dewey Deckard
Dewey Deckard
Jul 7, 2010, 12:00 AM
scuba
My wife and I did several days of dives and 1 night and enjoyed every minute of it. Being able to rent tanks on the beach and dive on our own was wonderful. I like to take pictures and there was no end of things for me to photograph. I will definitely be back. My wife and I are going back in Oct to dive again. Looking forward to it.
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Don from Texas
Don from Texas
Jan 1, 2010, 12:00 AM
scuba
Coki beach is a fun place to do shore dives. If you bring your own gear, tanks are only $10 each. Peter and his crew at the shop are friendly. The place will be crowded with locals and cruise ship day-trippers, but when you are under the surface, who cares? Great viz and super easy access. Have a great time at Coki!!
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Dave Solon
Dave Solon
Feb 1, 2009, 12:00 AM
scuba
While visiting St. Thomas on a cruise, I took two afternoon dives on Coki beach. It had been about 1.5 years, so I wanted a slow, relaxed dive. I also prefer beach entry as it is easier for me being a fairly new diver. The folks at Coki Beach Dive Club made it nice and easy for us. There were only 3 of us with the divemaster, and it was a fun, relaxing dive. We saw an octopus, a big grouper, lots of different types of fish - even one we still have yet to figure out what it was. Nice sand beach, clean, easy entry, drops off from about 20 feet to 50 or so with a 45 degree incline. Not a deep dive, but a fun, relaxing dive with LOTS to look at. I'll be diving there again on our next trip. Also: if you go with Coki Beach Dive Club, their prices are very reasonable. One of the best dives I've been on!
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Scott and Melissa
Scott and Melissa
Aug 21, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
My boyfriend and I are advanced divers, and we visited Coki Beach on one of our stops during our Southern Caribbean cruise. It was our first non-California dive, and we LOVED it! It was absolutely amazing! We saw turtles and tons of beautiful fish. This is a GREAT site for a shore dive, but it doesn't get very deep. Great overall experience, though! Highly recommended!
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Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
Mar 16, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
It's easy to find, follow the signs. Coki Beach Dive Club has shop nearby and tank station at the beach, helpful staff! Small beach has food, chairs, people, etc.
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Dave K
Dave K
Feb 4, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
I dived here as part of a cruise ship excursion. The outfitters sucked, but the site was great. Very easy, lots of pretty reef and some cool critters. This is a popular beach for snorkelers, so very crowded until you get some depth and away from shore. Not sure we would do this site again, but it was worth it once for sure.
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Michael McGuire
Michael McGuire
May 30, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
Very enjoyable dive, as it was my first. Instructor was very friendly and very helpful, and took his time to make sure we were all together. The visibility great, truly spectacular, awe inspiring, adrenaline stim. Recommend Coki Dive club-- thumbs-up!
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Gary Harmon
Gary Harmon
Mar 29, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
Best place we found on St. Thomas to snorkel. Lots of fish. Right next door to a marine aquarium. They feed the fish at the aquarium and the fish are free to come and go so I think Coki Beach benefits from this. Love2snorkel
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Andrew Stokes
Andrew Stokes
Dec 10, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
A very easy way to dive. Drop in on a nice beach full of people then your in a great dive site. Saves a lot of time getting in and out of a boat. The people are great there and very patient.
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Peter Foerst
Peter Foerst
Oct 27, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Nice low traffic site. Nothing fancy, just good diving.
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Dean Ray
Dean Ray
Aug 13, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
I am an advanced diver, and shore diving off Coki beach is not the way to go. There was what appeared to be several hundred snorkelers in the water where we made our entry. We brought our own regs, but the rest of the equipment was theres. All the gear was pretty good except for the fins. They were all sizes mixed up in boxes, and they were all short in length, and torn.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Jul 6, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Really enjoyed this dive. It's easy in, easy out. Coki Beach Dive Club has equipment on the beach ready to go. They are great to work with and we go out with them every time we visit St. Thomas!
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Dan Sealy
Dan Sealy
May 6, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
This was my first dive site when I took a resort course while on a cruise. We came back twice since being certified and my wife, kids, and I have dived this site. Warm water, great vis, lots of life, easy entry, and I highly recommend the Ckki Beach Dive shop that is right there on the beach.
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