Scuba Diving Near Road Town

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Road Town is already a popular destination in the British Virgin Islands, and when you add in the fact that local waters are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving, you draw in an even bigger crowd.  Those who have already obtained certification can dive right in, and those who haven't already done so can sign up for an introductory course which will still allow them to dive in local waters so long as they are 40 feet deep or less. 

There are several dive services, a dive shop, and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Blue Water Divers

The dive shop you'll be able to find are shown down below.

Dive Shops Near Road Town
Name Type Phone Location Island
Blue Water Divers Dive Shop//12577 (284) 494-2847 Nanny Cay, 1.9 mi. South West of Central Road Town Tortola

If you want to go diving, you might want to check with BVI Scuba Company. BVI Scuba is fully qualified to train divers of every skill level. You can sign up for the introductory resort course, Open Water Dive Certifications, referrals, refresher courses, Advances Open Water Dive Courses, and even Dive Master Courses. They are found in downtown Road Town.

Another good option is Trimarine. Trimarine is a husband and wife team who live and sail aboard their boat, bringing guests from around the world along with them. Along with a number of other activities, they have a few staff member who specialize in scuba diving. They can be reached at (284) 494-2490.

A third good option is Sail Caribbean Divers. With strict rules about the qualifications and certifications their staff must have, Sail Caribbean Divers is very highly qualified to handle all of your dive needs. Whether you're interested in taking a beginner course, furthering your training, or heading out on a few dives, you can do it all with this excellent group of divers. They're located 3.2 mi. East of central Road Town.

Details regarding dive service operators are provided in the table below.

Dive Operators Near Road Town
Name Phone Location
BVI Scuba Company (284) 540-2222 Downtown Road Town
Majestic Spirit Divers (284) 346-1061 Downtown Road Town
Sail Caribbean Divers (284) 495-1675 3.2 mi. East of Central Road Town
Trimarine (284) 494-2490 Downtown Road Town

Dive Sites

A few key facts regarding some of the area's major dive sites are provided in the chart below.

Dive Sites Near Road Town
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Brewer's Bay Dive Site -- -- 18.4467793648 -64.6500617266
Brewers Bay Inside Good 29.5 18.4405666667 -64.6502333333
Brewers Bay North Side Very Good 85.3 18.44895 -64.6539333333
Brewers Bay Pinnacles -- -- 18.4449372153 -64.6600395441
Cane Garden Bay North Side Fair 29.5 18.42835 -64.66125
Josiah's Bay Fair 29.5 18.4478 -64.5911

To learn more about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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