Scuba Diving Near Jost Van Dyke

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Known as the “Dive Mecca” of the British Virgin Islands, the waters that surround Jost Van Dyke are crystal clear for excellent visibility and teeming with gorgeous marine life. Additionally, there are numerous sites within easy reach including wrecks, reef, and underwater caves.

There are two dive services, some dive shops, and at least 12 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

Blue Water Divers

Dive shops in this area are displayed down below.

Dive Shops Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Phone Location Island
Blue Water Divers (284) 494-2847 1.9 mi. South West of Central downtown Road Town Tortola
Jost Van Dyke Scuba (284) 495-0271 Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with Jost Van Dyke Scuba & BVI Eco-Tours. This PADI 5 Star Dive Center is one that focuses their attentions on eco-tours, whether they be for scuba diving or snorkeling. This means sharing the importance of the environment in a fun way, while leaving as little a foot print behind as possible. They are found in Great Harbour, in central Jost Van Dyke.

Another option is Blue Water Divers. Take advantage of their PADI scuba certification courses, dive packages, and equipment rentals. You can call them at (284) 494-2847.

Some information regarding the area's dive operators are shown right below.

Dive Operators Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Phone Location Island
Blue Water Divers (284) 494-2847 1.9 mi. South West of Central downtown Road Town Tortola
Jost Van Dyke Scuba & BVI Eco-Tours (757) 287-2731 Great Harbour, Central Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke

Dive Sites

The following table shows some information regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Cathedral Excellent -- 24.9 18.4433 -64.7809666667
Nine Finger Reef -- -- -- 18.4435835791 -64.712240696
Pirates Purchase Good -- 90.9 18.43975 -64.7785333333
Playground -- -- -- 18.4542342707 -64.710636735
Rocks and Beans Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 18.4405 -64.7803333333
Sandy Cay Good -- 36.1 18.435 -64.71105
The Playground Excellent -- 98.4 18.4550666667 -64.7097833333
The Sandy Spit Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 18.45 -64.7091666667
Turtle Pass -- -- -- 18.4283162667 -64.7338485718
Twin Towers Excellent -- 95.1 18.46 -64.7253
White Bay Wall Fair -- 62.3 18.4398333333 -64.7666166667
Wild West Wall -- -- -- 18.4352783293 -64.7668933868

For more information concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this comprehensive Caribbean diving article.

 

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