Exploring St. Kitts: An Island Made for Adventures
Dive Service Providers
Caribbean Explorer II
Dive St. Kitts
Kenneth’s Dive Center
Pro Divers Inc.
Scuba Safaris Ltd. (Nevis)
Facts and Figures
- Seasons: The annual rainfall is more than 55 inches (140 cm). The rainy season is July to November. The average daily high is 77-83 degrees Fahrenheit (25-28 degrees Celsius).
- Money: $1 U.S. dollar = $2.70 (EC$) East Caribbean dollar. There are several banks and money exchanges. The U.S. dollar and major credit cards are widely accepted.
- Electricity: St. Kitts uses 230 volts, 60 cycles, three-prong adapters like those used in Europe. Many hotels will have adapters, but a wise traveler will take their own.
- Measurements: Speed limits are in kilometers. Dive operators generally use both feet/meters and psi/bars when communicating dive data.
- Entry requirements: U.S. citizens will need a passport as well as a return or onward-going ticket.
- Population: 54,000.
- Transportation: Taxis and buses are common. Rental cars are available. Driving is on the left and a temporary license is required of all visitors renting cars.
- Official Language: English.
- Health: In general, St. Kitts is a country where health issues are not a major concern.
- Getting There: The Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) offers a modern facility with regularly scheduled flights arriving from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States as well as interisland air services.
- Dress: Casual dress is the norm. Some restaurants require jackets and ties for evening dinners. Cover-ups are required when leaving the beach areas.
- Departure Tax: A departure tax of $60ECD ($22 U.S. dollars) is required per person.
- For more information:
St. Kitts Tourism Authority
405 Tarrytown Road, Suite 1544
White Plains, NY 10607
Phone: 914-949-2164 or 800-582-6208