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West Side Scuba Centre

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Address: Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-262-1029
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West Side Scuba Centre established in 1993 is situated by the Historical...

West Side Scuba Centre established in 1993 is situated by the Historical Garrison Savannah. Located close to some of the most beautiful reefs on the South and West Coast of Barbados, this makes for ideal diving and exciting adventures.

With high safety standards, our attention to detail, and small dive groups, you are sure to enjoy our underwater world. All dives are led either by a P.A.D.I Instructor or a P.A.D.I. certified dive master. Our staff is trained in E.F.R and are there to assist should the need arise. Associations represented are PADI/NAUI/BSAC.

We are open year round for diving with some of the best conditions from November through September with daily trips offered seven days a week. You are sure to enjoy or varying water temperatures from 78 degrees to 84 degrees Farenheight. There are in excess of 20 prime dive sights, which can be reached within a 10-20 minute boat ride from the dive centre with depths ranging from 30-130 feet (10-40 meters). Barbados’ reefs offer some of the richest variety of fish and colourful coral found in the Caribbean. Shallow reefs and wrecks are ideal for the novice, while deeper reefs and wrecks will be sure to tantalize and challenge the experienced diver. Unforgettable night dives are available with 24hrs notice.

West Side Scuba Centre is equipped with some of the most modern Sherwood equipment, BCD’s (with inflator hose) and regulators (with depth gauges and octopus). Torches, masks, snorkels, fins, weight belts and wet suits (3mm) are also available. Should you wish to take home a lasting memory of your dive, we have under water cameras for rent.

For those wishing something a little less challenging, but is still mesmerized by the underwater world, we take snorkeling trips (complete with rental gear) to Carlisle Bay by a sunken ship wreck where there is a beautiful reef abundant with marine life including schools of fish which are friendly enough to be fed by hand.

A unique snorkel and dive trip that features a close up look at sea turtles which can be fed by hand with sprats (small fish) is yours for the asking.

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advanced diving course complete!

My friend and I completed our advanced course while down in Barbados. The water was beautiful, we hung out with turtles while we had our surface interval, and Peter spent extra... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kay780
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend and I completed our advanced course while down in Barbados. The water was beautiful, we hung out with turtles while we had our surface interval, and Peter spent extra time with us to complete our navi test. This is the second time I've gone diving with Peter and it's always been great. His staff is also awesome. I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I took our scuba lessons in Calgary, Alberta. We completed our 4 certification dives in Barbados with the West Side Scuba Centre a couple weeks later. We found our West Side Scuba instructor, Heather to be friendly, professional, knowledgeable and willing assist both my daughter and I in every aspect of being a new diver. The experience... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time diving with west side,very professional ,many thanks to Peter, Roy and Heather for some great dives, hope to come back again soon.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited Barbados, and West Side Scuba Centre a few years ago. We found them then to be a fantastic combination of professional organization, and friendly personal service. They are still hitting the mark. This was true even though we caught them on a day when some staff was off-island, so they were running short-handed. This didn’t show up... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a trip to Barbados for the purpose of scuba diving, very happy that I booked with West Side Scuba!! Peter and his entire crew were all awesome! They did everything to make sure each dive was a success! Book with them and you won't be disappointed! I booked accommodations at the Coconut Court Beach Hotel which was clean, comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dived 6 times with the west side crew. I did an Open Water referral with them, my wife had more experience and found the dives she did interesting. Heather and the team were fantastic. We Dived on 3 separate days with them and of the 6 dives did 5 different sites which were all fantastic. On the last Diving day... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completed my open water diver course with Heather and found the whole experience to be relaxing and extremely enjoyable. Good kit and superb instruction I visited 6 wrecks and then the Pieces of Eight reef. However the highlight of my time with West Side Scuba was diving with my 10 year old son who completed the Bubble Maker Course with... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We booked with this company because an event booth found it for us. First of all, they came to pick us up and didn't see us waiting outside so they left. They used the wrong hotel entrance and didn't try looking around clearly. We were waiting for 45 minutes until the owner had to come back and pick us up.... More 

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Kerala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you're planning to dive in Barbados this is the team to go with. Really well organised, safe and great dive sites visited. Every trip out was so much fun diving with Roy and Heather, who were always very conscious of everyone in the group and making sure we spotted all the interesting sealife. In between dives,Peter and the crew... More 

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Trois-Ilets, Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Unfortunalely only 1 diving, because I was there in the period of the storm Matthew, but be sure I will come back to dive with them. Thanks to this nice team.

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