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 a couple of dive services, some dive shops, and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are listed 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 dive, 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 within western Portsmouth.

Another good option is SeaSide Dive Resort. This shop can handle all of your needs, from PADI training to daily dives, and even snorkeling trips. They focus their operations along the West Coast of the island from Rodney's Rock in the South to Dublanc in the North. You can call them at (767) 446-6522.

Take a moment to look through this table for details concerning the area's dive services.

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

Dive Sites

Take a look at the chart below to see some information regarding one of the area's best known dive sites.

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 suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our extensive Caribbean diving page.


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