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 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to check with Reefers and Wreckers. There are several packages that Reefers and Wreckers has to offer, They have a basic dive option that will take you to dive sites off the coast. In addition, they offer dive courses that include a basic intro course, open water certification basic and advanced, a rescue course, and a master diver course. They also offer specialty services such as night diving, deep ocean diving, and wreck diving. They are located in 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 call them at (800) 970-0016.

The following chart provides you with some key facts concerning area dive 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 some time to look through the following table for a few details regarding some of the area's 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

For more information concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read this detailed Caribbean diving page.


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