Scuba Diving Near Charlotte Amalie

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With water temperatures that stay in the high 70s and low 80s and visibility that generally averages at between 45 and 100 feet, Charlotte Amalie is a can't-miss dive destination.  Brilliant coral reefs, several wreckage, and tons of local marine life can all be see deep down below and within a short boat ride of this popular tourist hot spot.

There is one dive service, a variety of dive shops, and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are summarized below.

Dive Shops Near Charlotte Amalie
Name Phone Location
Admiralty Dive Center (340) 777-9802 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Blue Island Divers (340) 774-2001 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Hi-Tec Water Sports (340) 774-5650 Frenchtown
Water World Outfitters (340) 774-3737 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie

If you're ready to take the plunge, you can check with Underwater Safaris. In operation since 1985, Underwater Safaris is a PADI Five-Star Dive Center as well as a Golf Palm Resort facility where those interested in the sport of scuba diving can go to learn and sign up for exciting excursions. They are situated in Charlotte Amalie.

A few details concerning the one dive service in the area that we are aware of can be seen below.

Dive Operators Near Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location Island
Underwater Safaris Dive Service//12576 (340) 774-1350 Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Dive Services

The following chart has the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 120.0 $ 160.0
Double Tank Dive $ 110.0 $ 130.0
Night Dive $ 85.0 $ 105.0
Open Water Certification $ 475.0 $ 550.0
Single Tank Dive $ 60.0 $ 70.0

Dive Sites

The chart directly below shows some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Charlotte Amalie
Name Latitude Longitude
Aron's Barge Dive 18.3261736761 -64.9717283249
Kennedy Dive 18.3088995791 -64.9399709702
Limestone 18.3113436897 -64.9640897104
Limestone Dive Site 18.3100811171 -64.9627590179
Navy Barges Dive 18.3132407404 -64.9148443529
Sprat Dive 18.3144400732 -64.9391988108

For more information about diving, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our exhaustive Caribbean diving page.

 

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