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.

There is one dive operator, a dive shop, and at least 8 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

A dive shop in this area is listed right below.

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

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to check with Club Med Diving. Dive into the depths of the Caribbean with Club Med's diving team. This is a great way for families, friends, and couples to enjoy a new perspective of the world. They are located on San Salvador.

Some information regarding the one dive service in the area that we are aware of can be seen directly below.

Dive Operators Near San Salvador
Name Type Phone Location Island
Club Med Diving Dive Service//12576 (242) 331-2000 1.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cockburn Town San Salvador Island

Dive Sites

The table directly below has some key facts regarding some of the area's dive sites.

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 useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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