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.

You'll find a couple of dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you can 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.

Another option is Cruz Bay Watersports Diving. Trusted as a leader in scuba diving on the island since 1982, this center is a full-service operation that also offers a number of other watersports activities on a daily basis. You can reach them at (888) 756-0631.

The following table has some information concerning the area's dive operators.

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

A few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided in this chart:

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 snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this detailed Caribbean diving article.


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