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.
There are several dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 26 good dive sites to choose from.
The dive shops available are displayed in the chart below.
|Blue Water Divers||(284) 494-2847||1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Road Town||Tortola|
|(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'd like to go diving, you might want to check with BVI Scuba Company. Whether you're a beginner or a master diver, BVI Scuba Company has the training programs and specialized dive charters for you. Over the years, this facility has become so popular that expansion became necessary and today there are three different locations in the British Virgin Islands. They are located in downtown Road Town.
Another good 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 call them at (284) 495-1675.
A third good option is Trimarine. Trimarine is a husband and wife team who live and sail aboard their boat, bringing guests from around the world along with them. Along with a number of other activities, they have a few staff member who specialize in scuba diving. They're situated in downtown Road Town.
The chart just below lists some information concerning the area's dive services.
|BVI Scuba Company||(284) 540-2222||Downtown Road Town|
|(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|
Look through the chart below for information concerning the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|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|
Some information concerning some of the area's major dive sites are shown below.
|Fair||Open Water / CMAS *||82.0||18.37375||-64.5924833333|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||118.1||18.38365||-64.713|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||98.4||18.45||-64.7091666667|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out this extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.
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