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West Side Scuba Centre

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Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-262-1029
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I just learned how to dive with Heather and it was a really good experience. Peter and Roy are also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie G
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Attleboro
Great dive operation!

Peter, Heather, Roy, and everyone at West Side Scuba were awesome. I did over 20 dives, over 2... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara H
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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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Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just learned how to dive with Heather and it was a really good experience. Peter and Roy are also excellent. All around great dive operation with friendly and knowledgeable people.

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Stephanie, Thanks for those kinds words and we are so glad you choose us to get your PADI open water with us. Keep diving and hope to see you in Barbados soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peter, Heather, Roy, and everyone at West Side Scuba were awesome. I did over 20 dives, over 2 weeks, and my PADI Advanced course. Everyone was very knowledgeable, hardworking and friendly. The operation is well run, and even though there was some boat issues while...More

Thank Sara H
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sara, Thanks a mill for those kind words and hope we can see you again with us at West Side Scuba Centre.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I greatly enjoyed diving with this very friendly, professional, and just plain fun outfit. The owner, Peter, is a charming character (in a very good way, Peter!) who seems to know everyone on the island, and who goes out of his way...More

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello George, Thank you so much for diving with us and i am glad you and your daughter had a great time. I hope we see you in Barbados again. Please tell all of your dive buddies.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was picked up at the cruise port on time by Heather and driven a short distance to the dive shop. Met Peter and got the intro with the other divers, then we were ferried down to the beach. We had to wade into the...More

1  Thank Steve A
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for diving with us and hope we see you in Barbados again.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We chose to dive with West Side for the long weekend that we were in Barbados because the owner, Peter, was easy to communicate with and helpful in getting us set up. They picked us up from our hotel exactly on time (they were on...More

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for choosing us and i am glad you had a great time with us. Hope we see you all again.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My two sons (ages 13 and 16) and I did the “discovery” dive with Peter and the gang at West Side scuba. Highlight of our trip to Barbados. We watched a short PADI video at the shop, got our gear sorted (definitely get the wet...More

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks very much for diving with us and hope to see you in Barbados again. Thanks,

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Blend in the Synergy of a fantastic team, fun, safe, professional with the beautiful waters that Barbados has to offer, you are into an Awesome time with West Side Scuba!!! Peter, Heather, Roy, Lenroy , Alex thank you all for these great memories. Looking forward...More

1  Thank Jean Guy L
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks very much for diving with us and hope to see you in Barbados again. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Bridgetown because our cruise got canceled so we book at all-inclusive resort but wanted to dive for a week. We contacted West Side Scuba and the service was just amazing !!! He pick up us at our resort every morning and the...More

1  Thank sebvilleneuve
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks very much for diving with and hope to see you in Barbados again. Thanks.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

What an amazing and wonderful experience! Did the discover Scuba beginner course and after a short but solid introduction and some exercises we went on the boat to the dive site. My dive instructor Heather was always there if I had a question and I...More

1  Thank Stojan R
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks Stojan for choosing us and we are so glad you enjoyed your dive with us. Thank You.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We're reasonably experienced divers but a bit rusty after a long hiatus. After testing the water last January with a refresher dive in Carlisle Marine Park, we knew we wanted to see more of the sites in Barbados. We did four dives over 2 days...More

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dean3376
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Hi, What you do is watch a short DVD that shows you what you are going to learn in the sea/pool and then we go to the confined area and do a lesson of 20 to 30 minutes and once you complete the skills we go to a marine park... More
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Hello, This is not a problem. Could you send me you questions. Could you go to my website and send me and e mail. Thanks,
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Hello Linda, Thanks for the e mail. We can look after your group of divers. Can you e mail me so i can send you some attachments and all info do do this booking. Thanks,
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