Scuba Diving Near Holetown

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One of the top dive sites in the Caribbean is located just off the coast of Holetown.  It is the S.S. Starvonikita, which sits upright in 130 feet of water and is covered on coral.  Hauntingly beautiful, it is a wreck site most divers agree can't be missed, and you shouldn't have any trouble arranging a dive at this site through any of the local operators. 

There are several dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Barbados Blue Watersports

If you're ready to dive, you can check with Barbados Blue Watersports. Barbados Blue offers a few different packages that are sure to be a blast for any aquatic adventurer. Their dive packages are perfect for people looking to explore the oceans of Barbados. They are situated in downtown Bridgetown, 6.2 mi. South of central Holetown.

Another option is Dive Hightide Watersports. Since it opened in 1993, Hightide Watersports has been one of the most recognized names in watersports on Barbados. They specialize in diving, and can quickly get visitors skillfully trained and certified before taking them out to see dive on open waters and see some of the most spectacular underwater sites around. You can reach them at (800) 970-0016.

A third option is Reefers and Wreckers. For all of your diving needs, Reefers and Wreckers has you covered. This group specialize in training and deep dives, and can take you where you want to go. They're located in Speightstown, 4.6 mi. North of central Holetown.

A few details regarding area dive operators are provided in this table:

Dive Operators Near Holetown
Name Phone Location
Barbados Blue Watersports (246) 434-5764 Downtown Bridgetown, 6.2 mi. South of Central Holetown
Dive Hightide Watersports (800) 970-0016 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown
Reefers and Wreckers (246) 422-5450 4.6 mi. North of Central Holetown

Dive Sites

The following chart has some key facts regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Holetown
Name Latitude Longitude
Allens (Dive Site) 13.2148267544 -59.6466881225
Clarkes Bank (Dive Site) 13.119552227 -59.6477180907
Dottins Reef 13.1830726982 -59.6435982177
Fishermans (Dive Site) 13.1860811542 -59.6435982177
Folkstone Dive 13.1915444459 -59.6400299669
Johnsons (Dive Site) 13.1680298637 -59.6446281859
Lord Combermere (Shipwreck) 13.13058591 -59.6422249267
SS Stavronikita 13.1443166667 -59.6430166667
Spawnee Dive Site 13.2333032423 -59.6546459198
Stavronikita (Shipwreck) 13.1372727495 -59.6411949584
Victors Reef (Dive Site) 13.1389444309 -59.6422249267

To learn more concerning diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this comprehensive Caribbean diving page.


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