Scuba Diving Near Virgin Gorda

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North Sound, easily accessible from Virgin Gorda, is a popular destination for pleasure sailors, but there are several important dive spots here as well.  Those who have interest in the sport can sign up for introductory courses with local dive operators, and those with a few dives under their belts can explore that lies deeper than the naked eye can see. 

You'll find at least 14 interesting dive sites and a variety of dive shops to choose from.

Dive Shops

The dive shops worth considering are displayed here:

Dive Shops Near Virgin Gorda
Name Phone Location
Dive BVI Leverick Bay (248) 495-7328 0.6 mi. North of Central Santu Patia
Dive BVI Rosewood (248) 495-5513 0.8 mi. North of Central Spanish Town
Dive BVI Yacht Harbour (248) 495-5513 Spanish Town, Southwestern part of Virgin Gorda
Sunchaser Scuba (284) 495-9638 Eastern Virgin Gorda

Dive Services

Take a look at this table for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 120.0 $ 165.0
Double Tank Dive $ 120.0 $ 140.0
Night Dive $ 110.0 $ 125.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 495.0
Single Tank Dive $ 85.0 $ 100.0

Dive Sites

Look through the following chart for some information concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Virgin Gorda
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Airplane Wreck Dive -- -- -- 18.4793801042 -64.4563096762
Aquarium Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 18.4328666667 -64.449
Coral Gardens -- -- -- 18.4862027307 -64.4600272179
Devils Bay Dive Fair -- 39.4 18.4279 -64.4456
Dolphin Rocks -- -- -- 18.4975172113 -64.456486702
Garry's Grotto Good Open Water / CMAS * 29.9 18.50415 -64.4167666667
Mountain Point -- -- -- 18.5050665658 -64.417154789
Seal Dog North Good Open Water / CMAS * 91.9 18.4974 -64.4555
Seal Dog West Good Open Water / CMAS * 91.9 18.5068833333 -64.4357
The Aquarium -- -- -- 18.4387592549 -64.4470667839
The Baths Dive Fair -- 39.4 18.4294666667 -64.4453833333
The Blinders -- -- -- 18.4232675771 -64.4443416595
The Chimney -- -- -- 18.4819290815 -64.4615077972
The Visibles -- -- -- 18.4933659419 -64.4637823105

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

 

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