A Scuba Diving Guide to St Helena
More than 1,200 miles into the South Atlantic, St Helena is one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands. The British Overseas Territory has evolved in quiet isolation away from the rest of the world making the flora, the fauna, even the people and their language among the most unique you will ever hope to find. Once a five-day voyage from Cape Town, the advent of a weekly commercial air service to the island in 2017 has made St Helena much more accessible for visitors.
Home to a number of endemic species and a very special whale shark aggregation, the crystal clear waters of St Helena are home to a rich and diverse marine habitat, undisturbed by all but the lightest touch of human endeavour. A dive along the shores of this most fascinating volcanic island is an absolute delight – the nearest other divers in the water are almost 1,000 miles away, and the only sound you might hear is the sound of your own bubbles, and the humpback whales singing in the distance.
Welcome to St Helena Island, the South Atlantic’s best-kept secret…