Cane Bay Wall
Rated as one of the top dive sites in the entire Caribbean, the Cane Bay Wall (also known as ‘Cane Bay Dropoff’ or ‘The Wall’) has something for every level of diver. About 100 yards from shore, and starting at a depth of 26 feet, is the famous ‘seahorse’ – a carousel horse that stands upright in the sand. Continuing north from the ‘seahorse’, sand chutes run between beautiful living coral gardens filled with soft and hard corals of every type. The Cane Bay Wall drops from 40 feet to over 3,200 feet, and includes sheer vertical drops and slow sloping areas. Nineteenth century anchors and large deep water sea life can be found along the wall. A night dive along the wall is an experience not soon forgotten and the photo opportunities are fantastic. You will likely see reef sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, barracuda, schools of triggerfish, parrot fish, angelfish, trumpetfish and blue tangs. Teeming with an abundance tropical fish and aquatic life, this site is truly a diver’s paradise.
Offshore of Cane Bay Beach, located on North Shore Road (Route 80) between Christiansted and the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
Access to the Dive Site:
This dive site can be accessed by dive boat or by shore. If accessing this site by shore, you will get the most from your dive if you swim from the sandy area in front of the boat ramp on Cane Bay Beach all the way out to the white mooring buoy directly in front of the Cane Bay Beach sign. You can descend from the buoy down to the ‘seahorse’ and then swim out through the sand chutes to dropoff and then along the The Wall.
Starting at 26 feet near the mooring buoy, dropping down to over 3,200 feet
Some surge and surface swell, especially in the shallow areas on the swim out to the buoy. Visibility ranges from about 20 feet to 60 feet, depending on time of year and runoff from rainfall.