Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Saint Helena

Ready to check out the best sites in Saint Helena for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 8 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Saint Helena to suit your needs.
Red Island

#1 - Red Island

Saint Helena Island

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Nice volcanic reef with often the presence of devil rays.
Thompsons Valley Island

#2 - Thompsons Valley Island

Saint Helena Island

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Small cave to explore. southwest side of St Helena Island.
MV Atlantic Rose

#3 - MV Atlantic Rose

Saint Helena Island

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Used in Papanui salvage, then scuttled?
SS Papanui

#4 - SS Papanui

Saint Helena Island

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Just in front of Jamestown in the north of Saint Helena Island
MV Bedgellett

#5 - MV Bedgellett

Saint Helena Island

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Brought to the island to use in salvaging the Papanui. Broke away from its mooring several times; it has been decided to sink it as an artificial reef.
RFA Darkdale

#6 - RFA Darkdale

Saint Helena Island

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Anchored in James Bay from August 6th, 1941 and torpedoed October 22nd, 1941. Sunk by German U-boat U-68 during WWII. Oil still leaks from tanks (2012 survey). Many casualties who are remembered on the Cenotaph on the wharf, the vessel is a War Grave. In front of jamestown
Witte Leeuw

#7 - Witte Leeuw

Saint Helena Island

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Sunk in action with two Portuguese carracks; now just a ballast mound can be seen. Carrying a cargo of spices and diamonds. Salvage in the 1970's recovered Chinese Ming porcelain, tons of pepper and some canon, but no diamonds! The ship had exploded as it sank scattering items far and wide. Witte Leeuw is also known as White Lion.
MV Frontier

#8 - MV Frontier

Saint Helena Island

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Drug-running fishing boat, confiscated, then sunk as artificial reef. Fishing trawler was caught smuggling a large amount of drugs. During the subsequent court case and imprisonment of the captain and crew it was anchored in James Bay, then, in 1994 the St. Helena government finally decided to sink it. It now lies in approximately 30 metres in its starboard side.