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 in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth looking into are listed right 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

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to contact BVI Scuba Company. This location 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 central Jost Van Dyke.

A few details concerning the one dive service we are aware 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

Review the table just below to see 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

To learn more about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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