Low Key fills tanks daily at the posted times above. All tanks must be in current visual inspection and hydro status to be filled and we must have a valid certification card on file to fill tanks. If you need to schedule a different fill time, please call the shop and we will do our best to accommodate you.
St. John does offer some good shore diving for those who prefer to dive from the beach! Our staff are happy to offer suggestions based off the water conditions, and we do have scuba gear available for daily or weekly rental. Stop by the shop and we can get you all squared away!
Please note when shore diving that coral is extremely fragile. Please be cautious entering and exiting the water to make sure that you cause no damage to our fragile reefs and leave the reef in exactly the condition in which you found it.
Favorite Shore Diving Sites:
Haulover Bay (East End)
Max depth: 60 ft
Haulover Bay offers a nice mini-wall that extends down to about 60 feet on the west side of the bay. There is a surface swim out to the drop down point of about 100 yards. Common sightings include turtles, stingrays, octopi and lobster. Parking is available by the side of the road and there is a short walk in carrying tanks. The beach itself is rocky, so appropriate footwear is recommended for the hike in and out.
Kiddle Bay (Coral Bay)
Max depth: 30 ft
Kiddle Bay offers a nice, shallow dive with lots of coral mounds and rock outcroppings to explore. The best diving is on the west side of the bay around some submerged rocks and there are some shallow arches and tunnels to explore. A favorite site for lobster, rays, and nurse sharks, this site is suitable for divers of all levels. Kiddle Bay is located past Salt Pond on Rte 107. Continue past Salt Pond and take the first left (telephone pole) and then follow the dirt road and take another left and the beach will be on your right. Parking is available on the beach under the two Tamarind trees. The beach is somewhat rocky, so be sure to wear your shoes!
Hart Bay (South Shore)
Max Depth 50 ft
Hart Bay is an excellent dive, but it is prone to rough surface conditions therefore should only be attempted on calm days by experienced divers. There is a nice series of coral mounds just off the southern end of the beach and it is a great spot for lobster, passing eagle rays, nurse sharks and turtles. To get to Hart Bay, take South Shore Road (Rte104), 1.1 miles and turn right onto Chocolate Hole East Road. To pick up the trail to the southern end of the beach, drive a quarter mile and then turn left onto Bovo Cap Point Road. Drive about a quarter mile to Hart Bay Overlook. Parking is available on the side of the road at the Hart Bay Overlook. The trail goes behind the house named Poinciana and leads down to the beach. The beach here is nice and sandy for any bubble watchers, but be sure to watch for sea urchins when entering the water.
Diving in the VI National Park:
Diving is permitted at any of the beaches in the Virgin Islands National Park with the exception of Trunk Bay. All other beaches are open for diving, but you cannot enter the beach through designated swim areas which are marked by swim buoys. Divers wishing to dive in park waters, must access the water outside of the swim area. For any questions, please contact the VI National Park at 340.776.6201.