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Address: Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
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1 (246) 262-1029
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

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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Wonderful scuba guides

The staff were super friendly and fun and took us on some wonderful dives. I highly recommend them. My wife and I had so much fun.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brad L

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were super friendly and fun and took us on some wonderful dives. I highly recommend them. My wife and I had so much fun.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone associated with West Side SCUBA Centre is exceptional. Andrew running the taxi/shuttle Russel 'The Barbarian' with the gear-prep and transport to the boat Peter, Heather, Lenroy and Roy for the actual dive operations - it was all exceptional! On a special note, as an experienced diver I observed Peter and Heather teaching their Open Water Certification Courses and what... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I started with a "Discover Scuba" dive first with WSSC. That was so spectacular that this motivated me to get certified with them and added some more fabulous dives after at multiple locations where I could enjoy a variaty of exiting aquatic life. The reason why I enjoyed Peter's team was that I felt always safe and had a truckload... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dive center focuses on small group size and emphasizes the owners principle of treat your clients well, show them good dive locations and have fun. All of the dive people were friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about the dive locations. I rented all my gear and did a couple of two tank dives with West side. We saw wrecks, turtles,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used West Side Scuba for a snorkel trip for our family and it was by far the best one we have had in Barbados. Our guide was awesome, friendly and made our trip even better. Earlier in our vacation we made the mistake and used "Team Baywatch" water sports which turned out to be a huge disappointment. West Side... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short stop in Barbados and had asked our hotel to arrange a dive for us and it was logical to go with West Side Scuba Centre given their proximity to our hotel. We can't comment on other dive shops but WSSC were wonderful. Peter picked us up at scheduled time, we met with Heather and Roy, were... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two dives in Carlisle Bay at Bridgetown were extraordinarily wonderful. In total, I visited some 7 wrecks on the seabed with our group of divers led by Peter Grannum. Not having scuba-dived for 7 years I had to take the preliminary training course before the first dive. This was both dry land ,and shallow water training to ensure I... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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Reviewed 8 March 2017 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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Reviewed 7 March 2017 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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