Scuba Diving Near Coral Bay

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Divers taking off from the Coral Bay area have easy access to over 25 dive sites that take less than 15 minutes to get to by boat.  Some favorites include Coral Bay Harbour for beginners; the Wreck of the Achilleas, which is a Greek boat which now lies in three pieces on its side; and the Vera K, which was a Lebanese Fighters Jet that was shot down and is now favored for its colorful coral archway.

There are a couple of dive services and at least 6 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Low Key Waterports

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to check with Low Key Waterports. Explore the waters off Cruz Bay and the reefs surrounding St. John with Low Key Watersports. You will find them able to take you to the best spots in the area, as well as give you the training you need to complete each dive safely. They are situated in Cruz Bay, 5.5 mi. West of central Coral Bay.

A second option is Cruz Bay Watersports Diving. You can sign up for two tank morning dives, which are three hour trips that last from 8:15 am to 12:00 pm and depart daily. Afternoon three hour scuba dives are available from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can call them at (888) 756-0631.

Some key facts concerning area dive operators are shown in the table below.

Dive Operators Near Coral Bay
Name Phone Location
Cruz Bay Watersports Diving (888) 756-0631 Downtown Cruz Bay, 5.2 mi. West of Central Coral Bay
Low Key Waterports (340) 693-8999 5.5 mi. West of Central Coral Bay

Dive Sites

Take a minute to read the following table to see some information regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Coral Bay
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Blinders Rocks -- -- -- 18.344515895 -64.6813321137
Booby Rock Dive -- -- -- 18.3025333953 -64.7094941139
Francis Bay -- -- -- 18.3662175272 -64.7504615772
Little Thatch Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 118.1 18.38365 -64.713
Maple Leaf Dive -- -- -- 18.3137682786 -64.7310912609
Red Point -- -- -- 18.3255840969 -64.6726322221

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our comprehensive Caribbean diving article.

 

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