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Barbados Dive Centre - Barbados, Caribbean

The centre is around a 5 minute boat trip from Carlisle Bay Marine Park where there is great snorkelling and ship wreck diving. The centre is the only centre which has 2 PADI instructors
who are also marine biologists.

The Barbados Dive Centre is located in the grounds of the Hilton Hotel on Needham’s Point and offers diving on the south and west coasts of Barbados, just 5 minutes from Carlisle Bay.

Facilities and Services

This PADI Dive centre offers daily boat diving trips, private boat charters, plus a wide range of PADI scuba diving courses for adults and children. The centre is a certified Scubapro and Sherwood service centre with scuba diving, snorkelling equipment and underwater digital cameras available to rent. There are 2 custom dive boats to suit all conditions and preferences. Storage area is available to store equipment. The centres has two  Marine Biologists on the staff, who have coordinated coral transplantation and coral monitoring projects in the Eastern Caribbean in addition to being a PADI Project AWARE Coral Reef Monitoring Dive Centre.

The diving here is on the south and west coasts of Barbados. Dive sites here include many shipwrecks and reefs with Carlisle Bay Marine Park, just a 5 minute boat ride away, having 6 shipwrecks  in close proximity making it a great site for all divers. This site the centre calls their house reef and although is accessible as a shore dive for convenience and safety is done daily by boat. A number of coral reefs are also accessible from the centre with the chance to see various marine life, including the Hawksbill Turtle as the beach at the Hilton Hotel is the most dense Haksbill Turtle nesting beach in the Eastern Caribbean.

Dive Courses
PADI Scuba Diving Instructors offer certification up to Medic First Aid and Divemaster. Courses offered include: 
Bubblemaker (ages 8+), Seal Team (ages 8+), Discover Scuba Diving (ages 10+), Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, CPR & First Aid, Speciality Training: Deep, Wreck, Fish ID, Naturalist, Night Diver, Peak Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Digital Photographer, Drift, Boat, Underwater Navigator, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster (ages 18+) and Assistant Instructor (ages 18+). All courses must be booked in advance to guarantee availability.

Discover Scuba Diving £75
PADI Open Water £350
Advanced PADI OW £210
Referral PADI OW £225


Dive Packages

6 Dive Package £259
10 Dive Package £410


Fact File

Diving Conditions

Shore Diving Boat Diving Wreck Diving Tech Diving






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Best Time: December to July/Aug

Average Air temps: 24-29°C

Average Water temps: 25-28°C

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: The Blue Hotel, Wrecks include Stavronikita (for advanced divers),  Lord Combermere, Pamir and Carlisle Bay wrecks, accessible for all – Berwyn, Eilon, C-Trex and Fox.

Great Reasons to Dive in Barbados

  • Ideal learn to dive destinations
  • Perfect for recreational diving in combination with tropical beach holiday
  • Welcoming, friendly island.
  • Duty free shopping and busy downtown area
  • Historical tours & island excursions
  • Multisport options


Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.

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