Scuba Diving Near Cruz Bay

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More than 25 dive sites exist within just moments of Cruz Bay including everything from outlying coral reef to shallow gardens.  The average water temperature of between 78 and 84 degrees paired with a general viability of about 50 to 100 feet make this destination a top choice for diving in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

There are several dive services, a dive shop, and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are listed directly below.

Dive Shops Near Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Blue Water Divers Dive Shop//12577 (284) 495-1200 Frenchman's Cay, 7.1 mi. Northeast of Central Cruz Bay Frenchman's Cay

If you're ready to take the plunge, 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 located in Cruz Bay.

Another good option is Patagon Dive Center. You'd be hard-pressed to find a dive facility with an owner as experienced as Captain Arnoldo Falcoff of Patagon Dive Center. Making his career as a commercial diver, he eventually settled on St. Thomas to pursue his recreational diving licenses and was soon fully PADI certified. They can be reached at (340) 775-3333.

Still 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. They're situated in downtown Cruz Bay.

The following table offers some key facts regarding the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Cruz Bay
Name Phone Location Island
Cruz Bay Watersports Diving (888) 756-0631 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Low Key Waterports (340) 693-8999 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Patagon Dive Center (340) 775-3333 3.4 mi. West of Central Cruz Bay St. Croix

Dive Services

Take a moment to look through this table to learn more about the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 120.0 $ 155.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 100.0
Night Dive $ 90.0 $ 95.0
Open Water Certification $ 400.0 $ 600.0
Single Tank Dive $ 55.0 $ 85.0

Dive Sites

The table right below shows some information regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Cruz Bay
Name Latitude Longitude
Bovocap Point 18.3095729685 -64.7810983605
Hawks Nest Bay 18.351880191 -64.7817897785
Henley Cay 18.3522702586 -64.7932970524
Lind Point Dive 18.3378143854 -64.7974383831
Lovango Cay Dive Site 18.3596576948 -64.8057317734
Maria Bluff 18.3135088337 -64.7886252402
Witch's Hut Dive 18.3283480938 -64.8073491454

For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read this detailed Caribbean diving page.

 

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