Scuba Diving Near Bridgetown

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Most people who come to Barbados to dive head to Bridgetown first. Perhaps because of the ease of access through the harbor, but the town's waters have merits beyond that including a 360 foot freighter wreck called the Stavonikita which is known as one of the most impressive wrecks sites in the region. 

You'll find one dive operator, a variety of dive shops, and at least 12 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth looking into are summarized right below.

Dive Shops Near Bridgetown
Name Phone Location
Hazell's Water World (246) 426-4043 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Roger's Scuba Shack (246) 436-3483 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
The Dive Shop (246) 426-9947 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
West Side Scuba Centre (246) 262-1029 1.6 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados Blue Watersports

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to contact Barbados Blue Watersports. Barbados Blue offers a few different packages that are sure to be a blast for any aquatic adventurer. Their dive packages are perfect for people looking to explore the oceans of Barbados. They are located within downtown Bridgetown.

The following chart offers details regarding the only dive service in the area that we are aware of.

Dive Operators Near Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location Island
Barbados Blue Watersports Dive Service//12576 (246) 434-5764 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown Barbados

Dive Services

The following table lists the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 90.0 $ 110.0
Double Tank Dive $ 100.0 $ 125.0
Open Water Certification $ 425.0 $ 475.0
Single Tank Dive $ 54.0 $ 75.0

Dive Sites

Take a look at the table just below for details regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Bridgetown
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Asta Reef Good 82.0 13.0725833333 -59.6058833333
Asta Reef (Dive Site) -- -- 13.0698945302 -59.6061760375
Bajan Queen Shipwreck Good 39.4 13.0726 -59.6028
Berwin Shipwreck Good 26.2 13.0726 -59.6028
Carlisle Bay Dive Site -- -- 13.0858320986 -59.621386528
Carlisle Bay Shipwrecks Excellent 55.1 13.0833333333 -59.6166666667
Castle Dive Site -- -- 13.0687240261 -59.6085792968
Ce-Trek Shipwreck Good 42.7 13.07305 -59.6033333333
Eillon Shipwreck Good 55.8 13.0725833333 -59.6034
Friars Craig Good 55.1 13.0724333333 -59.6059333333
Old Fort (Dive Site) -- -- 13.0720683088 -59.6133858153
Pieces if Eight (Dive Site) -- -- 13.0693928863 -59.6037727782

For more information concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out this extensive Caribbean diving article.


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