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Address: Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
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1 (246) 262-1029
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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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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Another great diving experience with WSSC

First, a big thank you to everyone at WSSC who worked so hard to make our diving safe & enjoyable - you did a great job! We did a 10 dive package at WSSC last March as very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, a big thank you to everyone at WSSC who worked so hard to make our diving safe & enjoyable - you did a great job! We did a 10 dive package at WSSC last March as very newbie divers & we enjoyed it so much that we went back this year to do it all again. Halfway through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was another vendor highly recommended by our hotel concierge. We tried to pick a place closer to our hotel but after my wife spoke with each, there was no doubt we were going with west side. They were very accommodating of our complicated group. Others were seemingly uninterested in our business. We had 2 certified divers (one more experienced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Barbados for a family vacation for the week. My 58 year old mom was itching to do a little diving. Many of the locals we chatted with recommended West Side Scuba. As we said more than a few times on our trip "trust the locals". They have been spot on with every recommendation and West Side was no exception.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional and super friendly dive centre, wish we had dived with them earlier in our stay so we could have done more. My husband is a dive master but I'm a relative newbi and they catered for us both brilliantly. We did a wreck dive which they made fun and relaxed for me. Thank you so much for a brilliant... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband did 2 dive trips with West Side and I was taken along on one of them as a snorkler. We were picked up and dropped back at our hotel, paperwork was done quickly, and had a great time on the boat. The owner planned our destinations with an eye to the weather, and this flexibilty was great. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I spend an enjoyable morning with the people from West Side Scuba Centre. The spectacular wreck dives were only exceeded by the cheerful, enthusiastic, and extremely friendly staff. The office people were more than accommodating to any needed that our group had. On board the boat the dive master went out of his way to insure that we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve visited Peter and Heather at West Side Scuba Centre several times; and they always deliver. This visit was everything we’d hoped for, as we had friends with us, and I was anxious for them to dive the Stavron Ikita wreck. Peter met us promptly at the cruise terminal, and we were off for the short trip to the marina.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a two tank dive involving the wreck and then the coral reef. Both sites offered something different and the dive was exciting and extremely enjoyable. Peter and the team were fabulous. Would definitely recommend. A great experience - thank you

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best dive experiences I have had in the Caribbean. The crew was fantastic and provided a great dive on some very interesting wrecks in the area.

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Holetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been giving with Peter and his team a number of times over the years. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. Well equipped boats, knowledgable dive masters / guides and always creating a relaxed and safe environment.

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