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.

You'll find a couple of dive operators, a dive shop, and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available are shown in the table 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

If you're ready to dive, you can check with Dockyard Divers. Dockyard offers full PADI dive courses as well as one and two tank dives for anywhere from one to five days. Dive trips can be customized and may include snorkeling gear and the ability to rent all of your equipment. They are located in northeastern English Harbour.

Another good 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. You can reach them at (866) 237-2071.

A few details regarding the area's dive operators are provided 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

The table just below enables you to learn some key facts concerning some of the area's major 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

For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read our comprehensive Caribbean diving article.


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