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 operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with 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.

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.

Check out the table below to obtain information about area dive 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

You can look through the table just 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

Details regarding some of the area's major dive sites are provided right below.

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 about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our comprehensive Caribbean diving page.


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