Scuba Diving Near Tortola

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Easily accessible, and very importantly, healthy reefs surround the island of Tortola.  Snorkelers love this locale, and divers can embark on exciting underwater excursions here as well.  Dive charters offer a list of reefs, walls, and wrecks to explore, and depending on your skill level and interests, you'll find plenty of mystical sites to see. 

You'll find several dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 26 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Blue Water Divers

The dive shops worth considering can be seen here:

Dive Shops Near Tortola
Name Phone Location Island
Blue Water Divers (284) 494-2847 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Blue Water Divers (284) 495-1200 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay
Dive BVI Scrub Island (248) 495-5513 1.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Beef Island Scrub Island
We Be Divin (284) 494-4320 Tortola Tortola

If you want to go diving, you should consider BVI Scuba Company. BVI Scuba is fully qualified to train divers of every skill level. You can sign up for the introductory resort course, Open Water Dive Certifications, referrals, refresher courses, Advances Open Water Dive Courses, and even Dive Master Courses. They are situated in downtown Road Town.

A second option is Sail Caribbean Divers. With strict rules about the qualifications and certifications their staff must have, Sail Caribbean Divers is very highly qualified to handle all of your dive needs. Whether you're interested in taking a beginner course, furthering your training, or heading out on a few dives, you can do it all with this excellent group of divers. You can reach them at (284) 495-1675.

Still another option is Trimarine. There are at least two scuba instructors onboard at all times, so whether you're already qualified or need to participate in some training you're in good hands. There are over 100 dive sites Trimarine is familiar with throughout the islands, so each trip is a new experience. They're found within downtown Road Town.

The chart directly below shows some key facts regarding diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Tortola
Name Phone Location
BVI Scuba Company (284) 540-2222 Downtown Road Town
Majestic Spirit Divers (284) 346-1061 Downtown Road Town
Sail Caribbean Divers (284) 495-1675 1.0 mi. South of Central Parham Town
Trimarine (284) 494-2490 Downtown Road Town

Dive Services

Check the following table to get a feel for the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 115.0 $ 165.0
Double Tank Dive $ 100.0 $ 120.0
Night Dive $ 80.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 395.0 $ 495.0
Single Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 85.0

Dive Sites

Some information regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in this chart:

Dive Sites Near Tortola
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Alphie Rock Good -- 26.2 18.4001333333 -64.6912833333
Brewer's Bay Dive Site -- -- -- 18.4467793648 -64.6500617266
Brewers Bay Inside Good -- 29.5 18.4405666667 -64.6502333333
Brewers Bay North Side Very Good -- 85.3 18.44895 -64.6539333333
Brewers Bay Pinnacles -- -- -- 18.4449372153 -64.6600395441
Brewers Bay West Point Good -- 72.2 18.4458 -64.6607166667
Cane Garden Bay North Side Fair -- 29.5 18.42835 -64.66125
Chromis Reef -- -- -- 18.3806226359 -64.5168042183
Cistern Point Fair -- 44.9 18.3811666667 -64.5167833333
Diamond Reef Dive Site -- -- -- 18.4604778233 -64.5231771469
Dip N Scrub Fair -- 63.0 18.4652333333 -64.51965
Dry Rocks West -- -- -- 18.3905085694 -64.5149803162
East Guana Dive Site -- -- -- 18.4690667895 -64.564332962
Fearless Wreck Fair Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 18.37375 -64.5924833333
Josiah's Bay Fair -- 29.5 18.4478 -64.5911
Lee Bay Diving Site -- -- -- 18.4714683666 -64.5359122753
Little Thatch Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 118.1 18.38365 -64.713
Marina Cay Fair -- 16.4 18.46 -64.5261
Nine Finger Reef -- -- -- 18.4435835791 -64.712240696
Playground -- -- -- 18.4542342707 -64.710636735
Sandy Cay Good -- 36.1 18.435 -64.71105
Smuggler's Cove Dive Good -- 19.7 18.3952 -64.7032166667
The Playground Excellent -- 98.4 18.4550666667 -64.7097833333
The Sandy Spit Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 18.45 -64.7091666667
Times Square -- -- -- 18.492796152 -64.5780229568
Vanishing Rock Fair -- 42.0 18.37805 -64.5200833333

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

 

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