Welcome to St. Thomas Island

Diving in St. Thomas

Discover the Beauty of Marine Life
Diving in St. Thomas is easy and accessible, and offers an array of experiences for everyone. And because the U.S. Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States, you’ll enjoy the added safety of diving within U.S. waters. This means that all dive boats are inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and captains are USCG-certified.

More than 500 species of fish, 40 types of coral and hundreds of invertebrates inhabit the water. Vibrant blue tang, silvery horse-eye jacks, queen triggerfish, spiny Caribbean lobster, spotted eagle rays, Creole wrasses, and cleaner gobies are just a sampling of the marine life populating the underwater terrain.

St. Thomas is surrounded by some of the Caribbean’s healthiest reefs, and it offers more than a dozen shipwrecks.

St. Thomas Diving Facts
The average water temperature is around 82° F (29° C) in the summer and 80° F (26° C) in the winter. Most visitors are comfortable in shorty-style wetsuits year-round. Visibility generally ranges from 60 to 100 feet, but it can occasionally be higher or lower depending on weather conditions. A recompression chamber is available on St. Thomas in case of dive emergencies.


Local Dive Shops

Admiralty Dive Center Located at Holiday Inn Windward Passage Toll Free: 888-900-DIVE Phone: 340-777-9802- www.admiraltydive.com

Antilles Scuba Located at Compass Point Marina Phone: 340-690-5474 www.antillesdiving.com

Aqua Action Dive Center Located at Secret Harbour Beach Resort Toll Free: 888-775-6285 Phone: 340-775-6285 www.aadivers.com

Blue Island Divers Located at Crown Bay Marina Phone: 340-774-2001 www.blueislanddivers.com

Dive In! Located at Sapphire Beach Resort Toll Free: 866-434-8346 Phone: 340-777-5255 www.diveinusvi.com

Patagon Dive Center Located at the Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas Phone: 340-775-3333 ext. 8162 www.patagondivecenter.com