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 operators and at least 11 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Barbados Blue Watersports

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider Barbados Blue Watersports. Explore the world beneath the water with Barbados Blue Watersports. With this group, you will be able to go to some of the best diving sites around Barbados and swim along with sea turtles and come within touching distance of coral reefs and other marine animals. They are located within downtown Bridgetown, 6.2 mi. South of central Holetown.

Another 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. They can be reached at (800) 970-0016.

A third 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 within Speightstown, 4.6 mi. North of central Holetown.

Some key facts regarding diving services in the area are shown in the following 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

Check out the following table to see a few details concerning some of the area's 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 about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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