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 several dive services, some dive shops, and a small number of dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available can be seen 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 might want to contact 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 located in western Portsmouth.

A second option is SeaSide Dive Resort. You won't find a "dive center factory" here. Instead, a personable team with a passion for diving is available to take guests out to explore the island's beautiful underwater landscape. You can call 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 found in Portsmouth.

The chart directly below lists details concerning diving services in the area.

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

Look through this table for some key facts concerning 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

To learn more concerning diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed Caribbean diving page.


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