Diving Virgin Gorda

It is easy and fun to dive near Virgin Gorda. Shallow water with the sandy bottom, pinnacles and sloping reefs perfectly fit for the beginners while old wreck is a perfect spot for the advanced divers.  The wreck is full of various fishes, sharks, and rays. Besides that, other popular locations are: the Aquarium which is full of colorful fishes and vibrant colors and the Mountain Point made up of three smaller diving sites that feature macro sea features. Together with the best diving operators Sunchasers Scuba and DVI, we invite you to explore the best diving sites near Virgin Gorda.

Dive BVI

CURRENT STATUS (post-Hurricane Irma & Maria) - Please note, the below information is based on the pre-hurricane situation. We will revise any necessary information as the recovery efforts become clear, please check back for updates.

About DVI
Dive DVI offers the best equipped and most experienced diving in the Virgin Islands since 1975. It is the best choice for snorkeling, diving and day tripping. With over 10,000 certifications issues, their instructors are always ready to help you achieve your goal. Whether you are on a full course, or just need to complete Open Water Dive requirements, their staff is able to offer SSI, PADI and NAUI dives.

Weekly Dive Trips
Daily morning dives and afternoon trips depart from 3 different locations:

  • Leverick Bay
  • Yacht Harbour
  • Scrub Island

Tuesday Morning – 2 tank dive trip to the RMS Rhone shipwreck. A must for all divers, both dives on the wreck so you can visit almost all of the site.

 DVI operator offers the best equipped and most experienced diving Virgin Island

Thursday 2 Tank Safari – This trip is great for families as it includes both diving and snorkeling. Departure from Yacht Harbour is at 09:00 AM (09.30 AM from Scrub Island). You will then cruise over for a fantastic lunch at the Cooper Island Beach Club and then head to another snorkeling spot. You will arrive back at Virgin Gorda at 04.30 PM.

Saturday Afternoon – 1 tank dive and snorkel trip to the RMS Rhone shipwreck. This trip visits the shallower parts of the wreck and is designed for all snorkelers, experienced divers and novice divers.

Night Dives – Scheduled every Thursday night or on request with a minimum of 4 divers.

Dive Training
With the variety of course fees and class times, you can always pick what fits your budget and schedule best. They will make sure you are comfortable with the skills and equipment you need to dive. The SSI Open Water Diver certification training consists of the following:

Explore the best diving sites and  night dive with DVI

  1. Academics
  2. Pool Training
  3. Open Water Sessions

Other courses and training are:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Checkout Dives
  • Continuing Diver Education
  • Rebreather Diving
  • Specialty Courses
  • SSI Medical Waiver

Diving Sites
From the beautiful coral reefs of Great Dog to the history of the RMS Rhone shipwreck and fish-filled currents flowing around the Cockroach Islands, you are sure to find what you are looking for. The most popular dive sites include:

Processional DVI team will make sure you will have the best diving experience ever

  • Mountain Point, the Aquarium and The Invisibles on Virgin Gorda
  • The Wreck of the RMS Rhone
  • The Wreck of the Chikuzen
  • Diamond Reef, Lee Bay and Brewers Bay on Scrub Island
  • The Chimney, Wall To Wall and The Flintstones on The Dog Islands
  • Ginger Steps, Alice’s Backside and Alice in Wonderland on Ginger Islands
  • Dry Rocks East, Wreck Alley and Devil’s Kitchen on Cooper Island

Access the best diving location from Virgin Gorda with DiveBVI

Sunchasers Scuba

CURRENT STATUS (post-Hurricane Irma & Maria) - Please note, the below information is based on the pre-hurricane situation. We will revise any necessary information as the recovery efforts become clear, please check back for updates.

About Sunchasers
The dive shop is located in the North Sound, Virgin Gorda at the Bitter End Yacht Club. Convenient rendezvous diving or hotel pick-up from Biras Creek Resort, Leverick Bay and Yacht Harbor in Spanish town is available. If you manage to already be on a boat, they can still meet you and show you the best dives sites around.

Dive Courses
Sunchasers offers the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course, where you can learn and dive in just 4 hours. Take the PADI Open Water course and continue all the way through Divemaster if you wish to.

Please note: To take part in any PADI dive courses, a medical questionnaire will need to be completed. The courses available are as follows:

 Sunchasers offer various diving packages on Virgin Gorda

  • Bubblemaker, for the smaller ones
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Open Water Course
  • Open Water Referrals
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • Emergency First Response
  • PADI Rescue Course
  • PADI Divemaster Course

Dive Sites
From arches, massive coral heads, canyons to the world famous RMS Rhone, and a plane wreck. All dive sites are within 15 to 45 minutes by boat from the dive shop. It all depends on the divers on board and the weather conditions. Some of the dive sites include:

Dive sites include old shipwrecks near Virgin Gorda

  • The Invisibles and The Chikuzen in unprotected areas
  • Cow’s Mouth and Big Grotto in the Dog Islands
  • Alice in Wonderland and Ginger Steps on Ginger Island
  • Cistern Point and Vanishing Rock on Cooper Island
  • Rhone Bow and Rhone Stern on Salt Island

If you’re looking for a place to stay while diving, The Bitter End Yacht Club is the answer. You can enjoy the seaside bungalows and enjoy the resort’s 60 acres and their anchorage as your own playground. The Bitter End Yacht Club generates their own electricity, distills its own water, uses solar power and irrigates the garden with waste shower water.