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 two dive services, a dive shop, and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are shown right below.

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 can check with 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.

A second 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.

The table directly below provides you with some information regarding the area's dive operators.

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

View the table just below to see a few 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 concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read this comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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