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 is one dive service, some dive shops, and at least 12 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are displayed below.

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

Details concerning the one dive service we know of that operates in this area are provided below.

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

Take a look at this table for some key facts regarding some of the area's better-known 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 snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read our exhaustive Caribbean diving article.


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