Scuba Diving Near Falmouth Harbour

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With little current to speak of and numerous spots of dazzling coral, it is hard to resist a day of scuba diving in Falmouth Harbour.  Of course, you can't dive on open waters without first becoming certified, so you'll have to take a few courses in advance of your trip – or do it when you arrive. 

There are two dive services, some dive shops, and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are listed here:

Dive Shops Near Falmouth Harbour
Name Phone Location
Aquanaut Dive Centre (268) 770-0729 English Harbour, 1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Indigo Divers (268) 562-3483 Jolly Harbour, 7.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Falmouth Harbour

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to 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 in southeastern Falmouth 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. You can reach them at (866) 237-2071.

The chart just below provides details concerning dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Falmouth Harbour
Name Phone Location
Dockyard Divers (268) 729-3040 English Harbour, 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Falmouth Harbour
Mamora Bay Divers (866) 237-2071 Mamora Bay, 2.8 mi. East of Central Falmouth Harbour

Dive Sites

Look through this table for some information regarding some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Falmouth 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 concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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