Scuba Diving Near Vieques

Photo credit: © Isla Nena Scuba

The small island of Vieques offers many great diving locations.

One of the most popular dive sites, Rompe Olas is off the north shore, while the south coast includes a variety of different sites that are ideal for all skill levels. Many of the most popular dive sites are coral reefs that require a boat ride to reach, but there are some interesting dive opportunities directly off the coast -- allowing you to enjoy diving and save some money at the same time.

There are a couple of dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Isla Nena Scuba

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact Isla Nena Scuba. A small owner-operated dive shop which is known for its eco-friendly practices, Isla Nena Scuba focuses its attentions on offering a high level of customer service while still operating in a safe manner. They are located in northwestern Vieques.

A second option is Black Beard Sports. One of the few PADI dive centers on the island, Black Beard offers more than just diving. In addition to offering training and certification courses for all levels of divers as well as daily open water dives, they also handle all of the other watersports Vieques is known for, like kayaking and snorkeling. You can reach them at (787) 741-1892.

The chart just below has some key facts regarding dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Vieques
Name Phone Location
Black Beard Sports (787) 741-1892 Isabel Segunda, Northwestern part of Vieques
Isla Nena Scuba (787) 718-7605 Northwestern Vieques

Dive Services

Check the table below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 150.0 $ 175.0
Double Tank Dive $ 75.0 $ 120.0
Night Dive $ 70.0 $ 80.0
Open Water Certification $ 400.0 $ 475.0
Single Tank Dive $ 55.0 $ 90.0

Dive Sites

A few details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites are provided in this chart:

Dive Sites Near Vieques
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Cayo Real Good 39.0 18.0901684509 -65.4743717039
Rompe Olas Very Good -- 18.1490650817 -65.514282974

To learn more concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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