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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 was back again with Peter, Heather, Roy and the fabulous team to do my advanced certificate. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norbz-Meister
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Calgary, Canada
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Incredible diving and very friendly centre staff! Highly recommend it. Even got to see a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Daniel B
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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 3 weeks ago

I was back again with Peter, Heather, Roy and the fabulous team to do my advanced certificate. I enjoyed all the skill tests and it made it fun doing that with this team and in the wonderful Barbados environment. Of course, I went for more...More

Thank Norbz-Meister
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was great to have you dive with us again and glad to be able to teach you the Advanced open watercourse. Have a great New Year.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Incredible diving and very friendly centre staff! Highly recommend it. Even got to see a turtle!! The SS Stavronikita is a must see!

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

Thank you a lot and hope we see you all again.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

My wife & I have just got back from Barbados, after a fantastic 11 night stay. I have been diving for 12 years, & never miss the opportunity to get wet' whilst on vacation. I was recommended to contact West Side Diving centre by my...More

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

Thank you a lot and hope we see you all again.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

First Class Staff, personal, knowledgeable and friendly. Very Professional operation and dive guides were awesome. Email communication was great and everything was easy to set up. Reef and wrecks were really nice with lots to see, dive shop has everything you would need including diver...More

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

Thank you a lot and hope we see you all again.

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I was a beginning diver, having just finished my PADI elearning. Peter and his staff went out of their way to work with me, even doing the required closed water work in the pouring rain! He was considerate and patient with this old lady new...More

Thank Margie S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I read the review by beatle901 and think he is very wrong. My experience was superb. Peter and his helper Roy could not have been any more accommodating. They were very pleasant, helpful, instructive and just fun people to dive with. I did 5 days...More

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

Thank you a lot and hope we see you all again.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I booked a two tank dive via my British Airways Rep with this operation and was collected from the Hotel (Mango Bay) by "Peter". He drove to the Port and we arrived at a Customs Office (no access to inside) and then boarded the Boat...More

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Good Morning. I would like to thank you first for diving with us and sorry you had such a bad time as we are a good dive shop that's been going for over 20 years To answer your statement about not asking you if you...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great place, people and dives. Dive instructors were knowledgable and professional and Peter is a really genuine guy, looks after his customers with fantastic attention to detail. If I am in Barbados again, I will return! Thanks WSS :)

1  Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Peter and the team at West Side Scuba have really got their operation 'sorted'. Thoroughly customer-focussed, nothing too much trouble and damn nice people. Whether you're an experienced diver or looking to qualify, YOU NEED LOOK NO FURTHER IN BARBADOS. 15+ years of diving in...More

2  Thank RobCMK
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I can't say enough good about this dive shop! Peter is a phenomenal guy and truly cares about his customers enjoying their time with his dive shop! We did 3 dives already and have 2 more left. I have no doubt in my mind that...More

Thank Cga10
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks very much for those kind words. See you all on Saturday and we shall have 2 more great dives. Thanks,

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dean3376
19 October 2017|
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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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Linda S
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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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