Scuba Diving Near Salt Cay

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The accolades awarded Salt Cay by various scuba diving organizations around the world are numerous, including being a top dive destination, the best wall diving spot in the world, and the healthiest  marine life.  The 14 plus moored sites in the area include a mysterious 18th century shipwreck, coral reef, and of course, close-in walls. 

You'll find one dive operator and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with Salt Cay Divers. In addition to PADI training and open water dives, Salt Cay Divers hosts several other water adventures, including snorkeling and whale watching. The whale watching trips are especially popular and take place between January and March for three hours at a time. They are located in northwestern Salt Cay.

The following table lists a few details regarding the one dive service in the area that we are aware of.

Dive Operators Near Salt Cay
Name Type Phone Location Island
Salt Cay Divers Dive Service//12576 (649) 245-1063 0.6 mi. North of Central Balfour Town Salt Cay

Dive Services

The chart just below summarizes the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ None $ None
Double Tank Dive $ None $ None
Night Dive $ None $ None
Open Water Certification $ None $ None
Single Tank Dive $ 60.0 $ 125.0

Dive Sites

You can look at this table to see a few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Salt Cay
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Black Coral Canyon Good 82.0 21.3314449348 -71.218764782
Kelly's Folly Good 82.0 21.326347997 -71.2191295624
Northwest Dropoff Good 129.9 21.3455502594 -71.2142801285
Point Pleasant Good 129.9 21.3413232183 -71.2139260769
Rookery Good 129.9 21.3417629162 -71.2086367607
Turtle Gardens Fair 129.9 21.3254590683 -71.2191724777
Wanda's Lust Good 129.9 21.3227900296 -71.2195372581

To learn more concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this comprehensive Caribbean diving article.


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