Scuba Diving Near St. Thomas

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From a gorgonian forest to boat wrecks, walls to caves, St. Thomas is surrounded by some of the most exciting underwater landscapes around.  Add to this the warm waters and visibility which ranges between 60 and 100 feet, it is hard to pass up the chance to dive with one of the many local scuba operators. 

You'll find 5 dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 35 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

St. Thomas Diving Club

The dive shops worth looking into are listed down below.

Dive Shops Near St. Thomas
Name Phone Location
Admiralty Dive Center (340) 777-9802 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie
Aqua Action Dive and Water Sports Center (340) 775-6258 East End
Blue Island Divers (340) 774-2001 The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie
Coki Beach Dive Club (340) 775-4220 East End
Dive In! (340) 777-5255 0.6 mi. North of Central Red Hook
Dive World (340) 775-2004 1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Red Hook
Hi-Tec Water Sports (340) 774-5650 Frenchtown
St. Thomas Diving Club (340) 776-2381 2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Anna's Retreat
Water World Outfitters (340) 774-3737 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie

If you want to go diving, you can check with Patagon Dive Center. Patagon is one of the few dive centers in the Caribbean that specializes in courses for young children. At age five, PADI snorkeling courses are possible, and by eight they can participate in Bubblemakers which introduces them more fully to scuba. They are found in East End, in eastern St. Thomas.

A second option is Red Hook Dive Center. Days are busy at Red Hook Dive Center, filled with open water excursions, PADI certification courses, snorkeling trips, private charters, and more. If you've got questions about scuba diving, or are looking for "the" center to train with, look no further. You can call them at (340) 777-3483.

A third good option is Aqua Marine. VIP services, small group diving, and visits to lesser known dive sites is what this outfit specializes in. If you're interested in a classic Caribbean dive trip, they can make that happen, too. They're located within Frenchman Bay, St. Thomas.

Details concerning diving services in the area are shown directly below.

Dive Operators Near St. Thomas
Name Phone Location Island
Aqua Marine (340) 642-8701 2.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Patagon Dive Center (340) 775-3333 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook St. Croix
Red Hook Dive Center (340) 777-3483 1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town St. Thomas
St. Thomas Scuba Snorkel Adventures Diving (340) 474-9332 2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Underwater Safaris (340) 774-1350 St. Thomas St. Thomas

Dive Services

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

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 79.0 $ 160.0
Double Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 130.0
Night Dive $ 60.0 $ 105.0
Open Water Certification $ 450.0 $ 595.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 95.0

Dive Sites

Take a moment to look through the table below to see a few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near St. Thomas
Name Latitude Longitude
Aaron's Barge 18.3235659339 -64.9740460703
Armando's Paradise 18.3091185717 -64.8987454176
Aron's Barge Dive 18.3261736761 -64.9717283249
Blackbeard's Eye Dive 18.3036054771 -64.9994060397
Castle Reef 18.3100618798 -64.8557090753
Cessna Dive Site 18.2937018377 -64.9903535843
Clairborn Dive Site 18.2976134482 -64.9931430817
Cow and Calf Rocks 18.3038397553 -64.8462894559
Dive Tank 18.2861279347 -64.9254602194
First Cay 18.3194919484 -64.983487446
Flat Cay 18.3164775792 -64.987885952
Grainton Dive 18.302561407 -64.9980729818
Grass Cay Dive 18.3561395302 -64.8384869099
Grass Key 18.3545250874 -64.8312238047
Kennedy Dive 18.3088995791 -64.9399709702
Limestone 18.3113436897 -64.9640897104
Limestone Dive Site 18.3100811171 -64.9627590179
Major General Rogers Wreck 18.3468219029 -64.858083129
Miss Opportunity 18.3400238585 -65.0023701975
Miss Opportunity Dive 18.3360729118 -65.0059747696
Mist Dive Site 18.2983468653 -65.0328397751
Navy Barges Dive 18.3132407404 -64.9148443529
Rays Rise 18.3012612645 -64.8319768952
Rough Point Dive 18.4024198061 -64.9761271477
Sprat Dive 18.3144400732 -64.9391988108
Straggler's 18.3041948526 -64.8364830064
T Table 18.3065772224 -64.9051880836
The Fence Dive 18.3034628727 -64.9993282557
Tunnels at Thatch Cay 18.3630077763 -64.8712098598
WIT Concrete Dive 18.2879564998 -64.9824142456
WIT Crane Dive 18.3103663147 -65.0503063202
WIT Power Dive 18.2948019871 -65.0290203094
WIT Service Dive 18.298183884 -65.0143432617
WIT Shoal Dive 18.3078810055 -65.0345993042
Western Cities Dive 18.2980616479 -64.9706554413

To learn more concerning diving, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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