Scuba Diving Near Tobago

A whole new world lies beneath the waters that surround Tobago

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There are 5 dive operators, some dive shops, and at least 47 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops available are shown here:

Dive Shops Near Tobago
Name Phone Location
Down South Dive (868) 639-3483 Tobago
Extra Divers Black Rock (868) 660-4852 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Mt. Irvine
R&Sea Diver's Company (868) 639-8120 Crown Point, Western part of Tobago

If you want to go diving, you can check with Tobago Dive Experience. The center is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centre that is located on the same compound as Manta (though they are two separate legal entities), and therefore has the capability of taking students from first level entry into the water straight through to the professional level of a Dive Instructor. Sean is able to certify divers with NAUI as well as BSAC and PADI. They are located in eastern Tobago.

A second option is Extra Divers Worldwide. No matter the dive style, Extra Divers Worldwide's boat follows the group throughout their tour. They allow a maximum of 60 minutes underwater and require that divers remain on surface for an additional 60 minutes before returning under water for their second dive. You can reach them at (868) 741-3945.

A third good option is Undersea Tobago. Staying at the only five star hotel on Tobago has a lot of perks, like the existence of a dive shop right on property. Undersea Tobago caters not only to hotel guests, but anyone looking to expand their horizons and learn about scuba diving is welcome to do so with the knowledgeable and friendly staff. They're found in Scarborough.

The table directly below shows some key facts regarding area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Tobago
Name Phone Location
Extra Divers Worldwide (868) 741-3945 Speyside, Eastern part of Tobago
Tobago Dive Experience (868) 660-4888 0.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Speyside
Tobago Reef Masters (868) 660-7234 3.5 mi. South West of Central downtown Scarborough
Undersea Tobago (868) 631-2626 Scarborough
Wild Turtle Dive Safari Ltd (868) 639-7936 Tobago

Dive Services

The table just below lists the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 65.0 $ 115.0
Double Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 120.0
Night Dive $ 50.0 $ 70.0
Open Water Certification $ 340.0 $ 495.0
Single Tank Dive $ 35.0 $ 70.0

Dive Sites

Some information concerning some of the area's major dive sites can be seen here:

Dive Sites Near Tobago
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Alps -- -- -- 11.2929002414 -60.5214771816
Angel Reef -- -- -- 11.2998020093 -60.5077871868
Anna Reef -- Open Water / CMAS * 66.0 11.2300408737 -60.7749352047
Arnos Vale -- Open Water / CMAS * 66.0 11.2309669325 -60.772102792
Batteaux Bay Good -- 70.0 11.3054200941 -60.5245027134
Black Jack Hole Good -- -- 11.29260565 -60.4991182873
Bloody Bay -- Open Water / CMAS * 40.0 11.3077352702 -60.6393656322
Booby Island -- All Divers 82.0 11.322042888 -60.5583843777
Bookends Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 85.0 11.2797695903 -60.5208763668
Brothers Rocks -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 66.0 11.3246097673 -60.6188520977
Buccoo Reef Dive -- -- -- 11.1850392558 -60.8410677502
Cardinal Rocks Dive Site -- Open Water / CMAS * 132.0 11.3315107713 -60.5822023937
Castara -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 92.0 11.2827740417 -60.7030248537
Cove Very Good -- 82.0 11.1308933441 -60.7855352947
Cove Crack -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 46.0 11.1284714794 -60.7983240673
Culloden -- Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 11.2416952257 -60.7557249069
Dollar Reef -- Open Water / CMAS * 66.0 11.228435957 -60.7775259018
Dutchman’s Reef -- All Divers 60.0 11.1884439974 -60.8027172089
Flying Reef -- Open Water / CMAS * 50.0 11.1435254855 -60.8269915173
Gin and Tonic -- Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 11.2985137525 -60.6740999222
Japanese Gardens Very Good -- 60.0 11.3024532541 -60.5194172451
Kelleston Drain Very Good -- 50.0 11.2868821009 -60.5068859646
Ketchup Reef Poor All Divers 60.0 11.1751034376 -60.8426127026
Ladycomb -- Rescue / CMAS *** 296.0 11.3261192838 -60.6036758423
London Bridge Rock -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 11.3546104489 -60.5332359859
Long Rock -- All Divers 30.0 11.3385799197 -60.5589422771
MV Maverick -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 105.0 11.1907173727 -60.8096265793
Majeston -- Open Water / CMAS * 66.0 11.1388095502 -60.8200392315
Marble Island -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 11.3628150303 -60.5254683086
Mount Irvine Extension -- Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 11.1969901121 -60.8028030396
Mount Irvine Wall -- All Divers 50.0 11.2010789891 -60.7974657604
Obeah Man Point -- Rescue / CMAS *** 132.0 11.3302430527 -60.5914878845
Picker -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 140.0 11.2972349077 -60.4906639645
Pirates Bay Reef -- All Divers 50.0 11.3259563178 -60.5604013988
Pointed Rocks Dive Site -- -- -- 11.34541683 -60.518902261
Rocky Mountain High Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 72.0 11.3577660851 -60.5260262081
Rocky Mountain Low -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 66.0 11.3503397657 -60.5310902187
Roundtable Very Good -- 100.0 11.305146557 -60.518902261
Sail Rock -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** -- 11.3103647593 -60.5198463985
Scotch on Rocks -- Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 11.2929640094 -60.6748995373
Shark Bank -- -- -- 11.2730356903 -60.500834901
Sisters Rocks -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 132.0 11.3279761315 -60.6409964153
South Rock Dive Site -- -- -- 11.2822526762 -60.5094179699
South St. Giles -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 50.0 11.3536637513 -60.5173143932
Stingray Alley Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 11.138893764 -60.8402094433
TDE’s Special Very Good -- -- 11.2886075946 -60.5162415096
Washaroo -- Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 69.0 11.3489933302 -60.5352959225

To learn more about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean diving article.

 

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