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 operator, a variety of dive shops, and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available can be seen 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 should consider Underwater Adventures. In operation since 1985, Underwater Adventures is a PADI Five-Star Dive Center where those interested in the sport of scuba diving can go to learn and sign up for exciting excursions. They are located within southeastern Charlotte Amalie.

Take a minute to read the following chart if you want information regarding the only dive service in the area that we are aware of.

Dive Operators Near Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Phone Location Island
Underwater Adventures Dive Service//12576 (340) 774-3737 0.9 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Dive Services

The chart right below provides the typical 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

You can look at the table just below to see details regarding some of the area's better-known 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 helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this detailed Caribbean diving article.


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