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West Side Scuba Centre

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Address: Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
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1 (246) 262-1029
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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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Highly recommended dive centre in Barbados

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Holetown, Barbados

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Holetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Barbados is a beautiful island but it's even prettier underwater. We visited one of the top shipwreck sites in the Caribbean with WSSC, The Stavronikita, and things went very well. The owner Peter met us promptly at the port as arranged. We were quickly taken to the dock where we comfortably filled out the required paperwork and we were off.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peter Grannum Owner, with Heather and Roy working with him. Life is better in technicolour with characters that make you smile and give joy. Such was the case at West Side Scuba Centre. Peter is one-of-a-kind and he has been in business since 1993. His colleagues and he were professional, safety conscious, well-equipped, and organized. The diving was very good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dove with WSSC for 2 days/four dives recently, and would highly recommend the operation to anyone looking to dive in Barbados. Both divemasters were calm, knowledgeable and helpful before, during and after the dive. The 5-shipwreck dive in particular in Carlisle Bay may have been my favorite dive, ever, in the 20 years I have been diving. The cherry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My third time diving with West Side and another brilliant trip. Thanks to Peter for getting my partner through the Open Water course and to Heather and Roy for some great dives. Whether you're a qualified Diver or need to learn I'd highly recommend West Side. Having dived with many different operators round the world they're my favourite; very safe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the open water diving license with Peter and his team and had an amazing time! :) I would totally recommend the center. Peter is a great guy and so are his team members! They are very flexible, always responsive, fun to be around and still sincere enough that you feel very comfortable in their hands - even as... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys are the way to go if you are in Barbados, I decided to go last minute after chatting with them before the trip and walked over from my Hotel (Coconut Court) in about 5 min. I never rented equipment before but everything was in great shape, they even had a wet suit that fit me great too. The... More 

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Thank abundesen
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I originally began my scuba diving journey in April 2012. After seeing many beautiful photos of Barbados, I asked a family friend (who actually was a dive master once upon a time in Barbados); "where is the best spot in Barbados to get my open water certification?". Without hesitation, the recommendation was West Side Scuba (also known as WSSC), and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I dived with my son Tom. We were picked up from the hotel and taken to the dive centre in Hastings. There we were kitted up and taken to Brownes Beach to join the dive boat. The group consisted of Swiss, Russian, American and English divers. We were briefed by the dive centre owner, Peter, sporting his Let's Make America... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

There are several dive shops but some just do it better. It's the people that make it so. Peter and Heather are professionals who made our dives a-great experience. They even picked us up from our hotel. If you are diving in Barbados, West Side SCUBA Centre is the best choice.

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