Scuba Diving Near Red Hook

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What lies beneath the surface of the sea is a magical and mysterious place that those who have been scuba diving before just can't get enough of.  Near Red Hook in particular, divers will experience reefs, interesting rock formations, and ledges. 

There are two dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

A dive shop in this area is listed here:

Dive Shops Near Red Hook
Name Type Phone Location Island
Aqua Action Dive and Water Sports Center Dive Shop//12577 (340) 775-6258 0.5 mi. South of Central Red Hook St. Thomas

If you want to go diving, you should consider Red Hook Dive Center. Morning dives leave from the harbor at 9:00 a.m. and are for certified two tank divers. They are located in the heart of Red Hook.

A second option is Patagon Dive Center. Patagon is one of the few dive centers in the Caribbean that specializes in courses for young children. At age five, PADI snorkeling courses are possible, and by eight they can participate in Bubblemakers which introduces them more fully to scuba. You can call them at (340) 775-3333.

Take a minute to read this table to obtain information about dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Red Hook
Name Phone Location Island
Patagon Dive Center (340) 775-3333 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Croix
Red Hook Dive Center (340) 777-3483 Central Red Hook St. Thomas

Dive Services

Look through the table below for information concerning the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 79.0 $ 125.0
Double Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 120.0
Night Dive $ 60.0 $ 85.0
Open Water Certification $ 450.0 $ 595.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 95.0

Dive Sites

The following table summarizes some key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Red Hook
Name Latitude Longitude
Castle Reef 18.3100618798 -64.8557090753
Cow and Calf Rocks 18.3038397553 -64.8462894559
Grass Cay Dive 18.3561395302 -64.8384869099
Major General Rogers Wreck 18.3468219029 -64.858083129
Rays Rise 18.3012612645 -64.8319768952
Straggler's 18.3041948526 -64.8364830064

To learn more concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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