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. 

There are at least 14 different dive sites and some dive shops to choose from.

Dive Shops

Sunchaser Scuba

The dive shops you'll be able to find are displayed in the following chart.

Dive Shops Near Virgin Gorda
Name Phone Location Island
Dive BVI Scrub Island (284) 340-0829 1.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Beef Island Scrub Island
Dive BVI Yacht Harbour (248) 495-5513 Spanish Town, Southwestern part of Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda
Sunchaser Scuba (284) 344-2766 Eastern Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda

Dive Services

The chart below provides you with the approximate cost of dive services 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

Details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites are shown below.

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 about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, read this detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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