SNUBA Diving at Coral World Park
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
- SNUBA raft: Easier than scuba, more freedom than snorkeling. After some quick instruction, you can dive right in and start exploring.
- Underwater reef habitat: Check out marine creatures in their natural habitat as you swim right up next to sea turtles, crustaceans, and tropical fish of all sizes.
- Other exhibits: Watch the fascinating jaw fish stand up out of its burrow, or observe lobsters, burr fish and eels darting in and out of caves in our marine tanks. There's plenty more, including the Marine Gardens, Stingray Lagoon, Shark Shallows, and the Caribbean Reef.
- Stay as long as you like at Coral World since you provide the transportation. Coral World is open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, November through April. The schedule may vary from April through October. Closed Friday & Saturdays during summer months.
About this Charlotte Amalie tour
It's not scuba, and it's not snorkeling.
SNUBA is the best of both worlds, allowing you to stay underwater for long periods without the expensive training or equipment that scuba requires. You'll hear a few quick words of instruction and some tips on where to go, and then you'll head out.
There's plenty to take in. The coral reefs around St. Thomas are a living wonder that provide a home for thousands of different species. You'll swim right next to fish of all sizes, gorgeous plants, and maybe even an octopus or sea turtle. Since the protected area you'll be diving in is open to the sea, all kinds of sea creatures drop by.
SNUBA might sound like a hybrid of snorkeling and scuba diving, but it's really an acronym for the device that you use to breathe: a Surface Nexus Underwater Breathing Apparatus. SNUBA was invented in 1987 by Michael Stafford, a California diving enthusiast who wanted an easier way for people to connect with the world's oceans.
Please make your way to the entrance of Coral World, located adjacent to Coki Beach on Coki Point at your convenience. Tour does not include transportation to/from the park.
Bring money for photos, shopping and refreshments. A park map is provided to help you navigate through the park. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. Dive mask, fins and regulator are included. The air tank is floating in a raft and attached to your regulator.
Participants must be physically capable of walking and climbing up and down a 4 step staircase to the platform without assistance. Must be able to complete a short walk through the park to reach the stairs leading to the platform.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Water Sports, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 8 years of age or older to participate in this experience.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 400 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be able to understand and follow trainers' instructions at all times. If you suffer from claustrophobia, this may not be the tour for you. You must be able to swim.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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