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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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Great, professional, organized dive shop

We chose to dive with West Side for the long weekend that we were in Barbados because the owner... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KKelliher02
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New York City, New York
Get down with West Side!

My two sons (ages 13 and 16) and I did the “discovery” dive with Peter and the gang at West Side... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
daddyo-2
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Westchester County, New York
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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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Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank KKelliher02
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank daddyo-2
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jean Guy L
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Susannah F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My other half (Sue) and I dropped by and went for four dives with this dive centre- lovely dives, nice wrecks and a thoroughly professional crew. All good - can’t recommend them more highly.

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to dive with west side scuba. It was just a 2 minute walk from the Sugar Bay Resort. Prior to my trip I met Heather at DEMA and she was friendly and knowledgeable and that helped me make my decision. This is not...More

1  Thank 123Charliediver
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sir, Thank you first for diving with us and for meeting my lead dive Instructor at DEMA. First of all my Instructor Heather called you at the hotel on the evening of the 8th December 2017 at 7.30pm and again at 8.00am in the...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I only got to take 2 dives with these guys. Roy the Divemaster was great fun and the diving was great. If I get to come back I will definitely dive with them again

Thank Steve C
WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you very much for diving with us and we hope to see you again soon. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to get a last minute booking with one of TripAdvisor’s premiere rated dive operations. Picked up by Peter in port, who kindly waited on as we were delayed a little deboarding with customer. Great guy...lots of personality. Dove with Heather and team...More

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for diving with us and hope we see you again when in Barbados. Have a Merry Christmas from all of the staff.

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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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