Scuba Diving Near San Salvador

Photo credit: © Lee White

Riding Rock Resort and Marina seems to be the center of dive activity on San Salvador Island.  The on-site conference room is used for meetings and trainings on the subject, while the marina is where the boats take off for dive excursions.  A very healthy reef system on the leeward side of the island is what draws divers to the island, while the many species of shark make the experience all the more thrilling.  Whether you're still learning the ropes or you have been diving for years, you'll enjoy a trip to this island to participate in the sport.

You'll find at least 8 interesting dive sites and a dive shop in the area.

Dive Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are provided in the following chart.

Dive Shops Near San Salvador
Name Type Phone Location Island
Riding Rock Diving Dive Shop//12577 (800) 272-1492 0.6 mi. Northwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island

Dive Sites

A few details concerning some of the area's major dive sites can be seen in the table below.

Dive Sites Near San Salvador
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Black Forest Good Open Water / CMAS * 160.1 23.93915 -74.5699666667
Great Cut Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 180.4 23.9723333333 -74.5608666667
Halloween Reef Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 80.1 24.0202833333 -74.5447333333
Hole in the Wall Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 147.6 24.0064833333 -74.5540833333
Runaway 10 Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 24.0645666667 -74.5442333333
Stewpot Fair Open Water / CMAS * 120.1 24.0453333333 -74.5337333333
Telephone Pole Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 24.04295 -74.5326166667
Vicky's Reef Good Open Water / CMAS * 65.0 24.0279666667 -74.5343333333

For more information about diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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