< back

Contact us

{% trans 'Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and book' + 'ing a fantastic scuba diving vacation' %}

Diving in the Caribbean

With hundreds of islands each with a special charm, the Caribbean and scuba exploration go hand-in-hand. You’ll find old and new wrecks, coral reefs, sheer walls and gentle drop-offs.

Diving in the Caribbean

Quick facts

From the time that foreign voyagers first plied the Caribbean Sea, the area has attracted adventurers, and in recent times, adventuresome scuba divers. With hundreds of islands, each with a special charm, the Caribbean and scuba exploration go hand-in-hand. You’ll find old wrecks, new wrecks, coral reefs, sheer walls, gentle drop offs and fabulous pinnacles to investigate. You can dive from shore, from dive boats or spend your days diving from a liveaboard. Warm, clear water, beautiful beaches and a laid-back pace make the Caribbean a good dive holiday choice.

Where to dive

Click here to open the map

  • Anguilla

    Mangroves tangle themselves along the shoreline of Anguilla, a Caribbean getaway with more than its fair share of outstanding dive sites and vivacious marine life.

  • Antigua and Barbuda

    The twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are a dreamscape for scuba divers. Spend a lengthy diving holiday in style during your stay at this beachy paradise.

  • Aruba

    Aruba hosts coral reefs, seagrass gardens and the second most wrecks in the Caribbean. These sunken ships are ideal for all levels of scuba divers.

  • The Bahamas

    With incredible shipwrecks, stunning walls, healthy coral reefs and some of the most intimate and up-close shark diving in the world, the colossal Bahamas offers incredible diversity of diving experi…

  • Barbados

    On colorful Barbados, the West Indies delight scuba divers. Turtle nesting grounds and barracuda on the hunt should not be passed up in these clear, tropical waters.

  • Bermuda

    In the middle of the West Atlantic lies an island with a name sure to ring sweet with divers: Bermuda. From shipwrecks to bustling reefs and crystal clear waters, Bermuda has it all.

  • Bonaire

    The “Shore Diving Capital of the World”, Bonaire’s accessible coral reefs create one of the most famous dive destinations in the Caribbean.

  • The British Virgin Islands

    Be surprised by some wonderful shipwrecks and beautiful reefs while scuba diving the clear waters of the British Virgin Islands.

  • The Cayman Islands

    The Cayman Islands have attracted scuba divers since the sport was invented. Known for amazing wall dives, beautiful coral and seemingly infinite visibility, these islands are the perfect cocktail of…

  • Cuba

    The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba will deliver on sites for shark lovers, cavern explorers or coral enthusiasts.

  • Curaçao

    Featuring easy shore access to most dive sites, independent divers and boat diving enthusiasts both will love the healthy coral reefs, sloping walls and shipwrecks of Caribbean Curacao.

  • Dominica

    Called the Nature Isle, Dominica is the Caribbean of yesteryear, not only in its down-home charm but with diving that feels like it’s been preserved for future generations.

  • The Dominican Republic

    With miles of pristine beach, the Dominican Republic is a favorite destination for divers in search of Caribbean reefs, wrecks and humpback whales.

  • Grenada

    Grenada has electric drift diving, mind-blowing macro marine life and the biggest, baddest shipwreck in the Caribbean.

  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti

    Travelling to Haiti is not for the faint of heart, but for those willing to take a risk, the country’s tropical waters reveal deserted and colorful reefs as well as the eery 450-foot Zombie Hole.

  • Jamaica

    Kick back and relax in Jamaica, an iconic island destination with incredible scuba diving. With crystal clear water and protected reefs, it doesn’t get much better than this.

  • Martinique

    Marvelous Martinique will blow you away with its wild variety of marine life and its lovely shoreline towns. Warm beaches greet you, and smiling faces send you on your way.

  • Montserrat

    As an often overlooked destination in recent years, the dive sites on this Caribbean Isle haven’t been damaged by overuse and are therefore fantastically colorful and host an abundance of marine life.

  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico's astounding visibility allows divers of all levels to take advantage of its pristine coral reefs, caves and untouched offshore islands.

  • Saba

    With a quaint, European charm above the waterline and pristine diving below, Saba calls itself “The Unspoiled Queen.” Healthy reefs with incredible visibility and marine life covered pinnacles are al…

  • Saint Barthélemy

    With pristine beaches and luxurious resorts, Saint Barthélemy is a dream. What’s under the water is set to impress as well. Discover this underwater Shangri-La by diving into St. Barth’s depths.

  • Saint Kitts & Nevis

    Rolling green hills press themselves against the sea, making a pretty line of white sand in between. St. Kitts and Nevis are picturesque and relaxing, the ideal place for a Caribbean getaway.

  • Saint Lucia

    Featuring a large marine park full of colorful reefs, shipwrecks and coral-covered pinnacles, St. Lucia’s underwater world is like nowhere else in the Caribbean. A multitude of marine life awaits.

  • Saint Martin

    Although St. Martin is divided between two countries, our opinion of its diving is not. Divers can expect to see fascinating rock formations, shipwrecks and a variety of colorful sea life.

  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

    Known for its photogenic critters, uncrowded dive sites and gorgeous topside setting, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean diving destination that is sure to impress divers of every level.

  • Sint Eustatius

    A little-known paradise, Stin Eustatius features some of the best preserved waters in the Caribbean. With 7 distinct ecosystems and plentiful marine life, you are sure to love diving in Statia.

  • Sint Maarten

    Diving in Sint Maarten is a colorful treat. Most sites are shallow and easily accessible. Divers can expect to see fascinating rock formations, shipwrecks and a variety of colorful sea life.

  • The Guadeloupe Islands

    Gorgeous Guadeloupe offers much in the way of entertainment. There are untouched beaches and fantastic coral reefs where you can dive to your heart’s content.

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    Trinidad and Tobago beckon, islands boasting white sand beaches and turquoise waters. From the inland jungles to the warm seas, these islands are the place to be.

  • The Turks and Caicos Islands

    A scuba diver’s dream, Turks and Caicos is a sparsely populated group of islands scattered throughout the turquoise blue Caribbean.

  • The United States Virgin Islands

    Sunny skies and warm sandy beaches await you on the US Virgin Islands, where spectacular dive sites lie scattered all throughout the turquoise waters.


Save that favourite

With a PADI Travel account, you can favourite dive operators to come back to later on any device or computer

Log in or sign up