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.

You'll find one dive operator, some dive shops, and at least 12 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops you'll be able to find are displayed here:

Dive Shops Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Phone Location Island
Blue Water Divers (284) 495-1200 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay
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 dive, you might want to check with BVI Scuba Company. Learn how to dive or expand your knowledge with PADI training from Discover Scuba through Divemaster, or spend your days diving at their favorite sites. These include, but are not limited to Pirate's Purchase, The Playground, No Man's Land, Mercurious Rock, Twin Towers, The Cathedral, Neptune's Park, The Pyramids, Rainbow Reef, Coral Dome, Tobago Canyons, The Bulls Eye, Turtle Pass, North Point Grand Central Station, Gardens of the Queen, Wayward Wall, Nine-Finger Reef, The Matrix, Black Forest, and Fish Factory. They are found within central Jost Van Dyke.

The chart right below has some key facts regarding the one dive service we know of that operates in this area.

Dive Operators Near Jost Van Dyke
Name Type Phone Location Island
BVI Scuba Company Dive Service//12576 (284) 495-0271 Central Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke

Dive Sites

Details concerning some of the area's dive sites are provided directly below.

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 about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this detailed discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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