Scuba Diving Near English Harbour

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Some of Antigua's best diving can be found to the south of the island, which makes the famed English Harbour a great jumping off point.  There are several fully accredited dive operations in the area that will not only take visitors out to see the underwater sites, but will train newbies so that they have a chance to see what wonders lie beneath as well.

There are a couple of dive services, a dive shop, and a small number of dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into are displayed in the following chart.

Dive Shops Near English Harbour
Name Type Phone Location Island
Aquanaut Dive Centre Dive Shop//12577 (268) 770-0729 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central English Harbour Antigua
Dockyard Divers

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact Dockyard Divers. Located in Nelson's Dockyard, this nearly 30-year-old business is a top choice for those who want to both become certified in scuba diving as well as spend some time exploring the sites that lie underneath the surface of Antigua's sea. They are found within northeastern English Harbour.

Another option is Mamora Bay Divers. Located at St. James's Club, Mamora Bay Divers is the spot that resort guests go to learn everything they need to know about diving in Antigua. They can be reached at (866) 237-2071.

A few details concerning diving services in the area can be seen in this table:

Dive Operators Near English Harbour
Name Phone Location
Dockyard Divers (268) 729-3040 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central English Harbour
Mamora Bay Divers (866) 237-2071 Mamora Bay, 2.1 mi. East of Central English Harbour

Dive Sites

Take a moment to read this table to see details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near English Harbour
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Carpenter's Hole Fair Open Water / CMAS * 80.1 17.0023 -61.7785333333
Pillars of Hercules Good -- 26.2 17.003 -61.7588333333
Snapper Hole Fair Open Water / CMAS * 80.1 17.0 -61.7615333333

To learn more about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this extensive Caribbean diving article.


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