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 a couple of dive services, some dive shops, and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

Coki Beach Dive Club

The dive shops worth considering are summarized here:

Dive Shops Near Red Hook
Name Phone Location
Aqua Action Dive and Water Sports Center (340) 775-6258 East End
Coki Beach Dive Club (340) 775-4220 East End
Dive In! (340) 777-5255 0.6 mi. North of Central Red Hook

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with 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.

Another good 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 reach them at (340) 775-3333.

Some key facts regarding area dive operators can be seen right below.

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

The following chart shows the approximate 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

Take a look at the table just below to see some information concerning some of the area's major 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 about diving, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean diving page.

 

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