Scuba Diving Near Portsmouth

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There are about 20 dive sites readily available to divers in the Portsmouth area, including volcanic vents, coral gardens, and caves.  The island's youth in geological time certainly plays a role in creating the perfect environment for exploring marine life that is unlike anywhere else in the region. 

You'll find 3 dive services, some dive shops, and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Dive shops in this area are summarized here:

Dive Shops Near Portsmouth
Name Phone Location
Cabrits Dive Centre (767) 445-3011 1.3 mi. West of Central Portsmouth
Seaside Dive Resort (767) 446-6522 8.7 mi. South of Central Portsmouth

If you're ready to go diving, you can check with JC Ocean Adventures. A new dive shop with all new gear, offering dives within the famed Cabrits National Park with experienced guide Jorge, JC Ocean Adventures also specializes in snorkeling, whale watching, cruises, and any combination of custom boating trips. With 17 years of experience boating and diving around the island, this is a company who knows their stuff. They are found in western Portsmouth.

Another option is SeaSide Dive Resort. If you are new to diving, or would like to freshen up, you can take one the PADI dive courses offered here. These include the Refresher Course, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water Course, and Advanced Open Water Course. You can reach them at (767) 446-6522.

A third option is JC Ocean Adventures. Plunging into water that is absolutely clear and swimming among the gorgeous coral is like a dream. JC Ocean Adventures provides the opportunity to explore the underwater landscape surrounding Dominica. They're located in Portsmouth.

Details regarding the area's dive services are shown right below.

Dive Operators Near Portsmouth
Name Phone Location
JC Ocean Adventures (767) 295-0757 1.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Portsmouth
JC Ocean Adventures (767) 295-0757 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Portsmouth
SeaSide Dive Resort (767) 446-6522 8.7 mi. South of Central Portsmouth

Dive Sites

Details regarding one of the area's best known dive sites are shown in the chart below.

Dive Sites Near Portsmouth
Name Quality Visibility Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Cabrits Marine Reserve -- -- -- -- -- 15.5899529994 -61.4774122616

For more information about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this extensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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