Scuba Diving Near Vieques

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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.

You'll find two dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Isla Nena Scuba

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider Isla Nena Scuba. A full selection of PADI certification courses are offered by the team at Isla Nena for both beginners and those with a few levels of certification under their belt. With a little bit of training, you can get out on the water, and participate in a one or two tank dive, as well as special sunrise and night dives. They are found within northwestern Vieques.

Another 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 call them at (787) 741-1892.

Details regarding diving services in the area are provided in the following chart.

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

Look through the table below to get a feel for the typical cost of dive services 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

Take a moment to read the chart below for details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

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 helpful suggestions and tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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