Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

If your ideal day at the beach is spent exploring the wonders beneath the water's surface, rather than sun bathing on the sand, then this list is just what you're looking for. West Side Scuba Centre highlights our list of the best places in Barbados to scuba dive and snorkel.

St. James Parish
West Side Scuba Centre

This full-service dive center offers all levels of instruction, as well as equipment, video and underwater camera rentals. They lead tours of reef and wreck dives, including night dives, and will provide transport to the site.

Christ Church Parish
Bell Buoy

This reef lies 20 to 60 feet under the water, making it a great spot for novice and intermediate divers. The reef is dome-shaped and home to brown coral tree forests and angelfish, blue chromis and parrot fish. The shallow depth of the reef...  Read More

St. Lucy Parish
Maycocks Bay

Visibility often reaches more than 100 feet at this wonderful dive location. Several large coral reefs are divided by stretches of white sand, and rays and barracudas are frequent visitors.

Dottins Reef

This coral reef is located off the coast from Holetown. It's a terrific spot to find many varieties of tropical marine life, including barracudas and turtles. The dive depth is 40 to 60 feet.

St. Michael Parish
Silver Bank

This 60- to 80-foot dive is appropriate for intermediate to advanced divers. The coral reef attracts beautiful tropical fish and sea fans. The Atlantis submarine operates in the area, and fish are attracted to it, thanks to the frequent feedings they receive!

St. James Parish

This 365-foot Greek freighter was sunk to form an artificial reef. The wreck lies in roughly 120 feet of water, and butterfly fish and tropical corals abound. It is possible to fully explore this huge ship.

St. Michael Parish
Carlisle Bay

This marine park is located in a natural harbor and is well suited to beginners since many of the wrecks sit in only 25 to 60 feet of water. Seven ships have been submerged here, including the Berwyn, Eilon, C-Trek and Fox. In addition to old...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
Dive Shop, Ltd

The island's oldest dive shop offers equipment rentals and instruction. The experienced divers on staff will also be happy to point you toward the island's best dive sites. Guided dives are offered Sunday-Friday; call ahead to schedule.

St. James Parish
Hightide Watersports

This dive operator features a variety of exciting adventures. One- and two-tank dives are possible, including night reef dives and dives to explore wrecked ships. Instruction is available, and they will transport you to the dive site. The...  Read More

comments powered by Disqus

Build your own lists that you can easily reference or share stories with your friends.

Login ×

Forgot login/password?
Don't have an account? Create Your Account!

Enter your username or email in the box below and click
"Remind Me".

Remind Me ×
Create Account ×
Create Account ×

Already have an account?

Add to List ×
Save ×

Go to Lists Close Window ×