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. 

You'll find several dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to contact 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.

A second option is Dive Hightide Watersports. Every staff member at Hightide is not only PADI certified, but they are also trained in First Aid and CPR. Whether training in the pool to earn certification or out on the water, you know you can trust this team of highly skilled individuals. You can call them at (800) 970-0016.

A third good option is Reefers and Wreckers. There are several packages that Reefers and Wreckers has to offer, They have a basic dive option that will take you to dive sites off the coast. In addition, they offer dive courses that include a basic intro course, open water certification basic and advanced, a rescue course, and a master diver course. They also offer specialty services such as night diving, deep ocean diving, and wreck diving. They're found in Speightstown, 4.6 mi. North of central Holetown.

Be sure to look at the table just below for details concerning the area's dive services.

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 table summarizes some information concerning 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

For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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