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 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are listed in the table 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'd like to go diving, you can check with Underwater Safaris. With Underwater Safari, divers get to explore coral reef, shipwrecks, and other beautiful underwater sites with a crew that is experienced, well-trained, and who love what they do. They are situated in Charlotte Amalie.

A few details concerning the only dive service in the area that we are aware of are provided in the following table.

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 table lists 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

Details regarding some of the area's major dive sites are shown in this chart:

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 concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out this extensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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