Scuba Diving Near Speightstown

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Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is unique amongst most of the other islands in the Caribbean because it was built entirely from coral rather than volcanic activity.  Because coral is one of the main attractions that divers seek out, you can imagine the plentiful sites that exist just off the coast of Speightstown.  If you're a certified diver, or able to become one during your stay, there is much to see below the surface of the ocean.

There are a couple of dive services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you want to go diving, you should consider Reefers and Wreckers. For all of your diving needs, Reefers and Wreckers has you covered. This group specialize in training and deep dives, and can take you where you want to go. They are found within Speightstown.

Another good option is Dive Hightide Watersports. Since it opened in 1993, Hightide Watersports has been one of the most recognized names in watersports on Barbados. They specialize in diving, and can quickly get visitors skillfully trained and certified before taking them out to see dive on open waters and see some of the most spectacular underwater sites around. You can reach them at (800) 970-0016.

The table directly below enables you to learn details regarding dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Speightstown
Name Phone Location
Dive Hightide Watersports (800) 970-0016 4.0 mi. South of Central Speightstown
Reefers and Wreckers (246) 422-5450 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Speightstown

Dive Sites

Take a moment to look through the following table to see some key facts regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Speightstown
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Allens (Dive Site) -- -- 13.2148267544 -59.6466881225
Brightledge Dive Site -- -- 13.2735299849 -59.6551179886
Greatledge Dive Site -- -- 13.2472977234 -59.6565771103
Pamir Excellent 60.0 13.2583333333 -59.6538666667
Pamir Dive Site -- -- 13.2601635811 -59.6597957611
Spawnee Dive Site -- -- 13.2333032423 -59.6546459198

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this extensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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