Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving St. John USVI

Scuba Diving St. John USVI with sea turtles

While many explore the surface of St. John, consider discovering the vibrant colors and incredible underwater sea world around this small Caribbean island by going for a deep dive! Perfect for beginners and experienced scuba divers, the clear waters offer swimmers many of the best dive locations in the Caribbean, with more than two dozen top dive sites just fifteen minutes away by boat.

Getting Geared Up

Scuba diving gear can be rented directly through the charter boat companies. Cruz Bay Watersports rents scuba dive gear, so your wet suit, regulator, buoyancy compensator (BC), tank, mask, fins and weights.

Getting to the Dive Sites

Join others on a chartered boat to go scuba diving around St. John Island, or for a more personal, private experience and custom itinerary, go for a private charter trip. The experienced, knowledgeable crew at Cruz Bay Watersports will guide novice, moderate and pro divers to the ultimate scuba diving experience around St. John and St. Thomas.

Certified dives, resort dives, PADI certifications, daily dive trips and night dives are all available at affordable prices. Venture out on a two-tank morning dive or a single-tank afternoon dive to sites with the best vis. Certified divers looking for more adventure are encouraged to try a night dive. Expert divers recommend logging a nighttime deep dive exploration on your trip.

Popular Dive Sites

Enjoy the most popular dives at Carval Rock, Cow and Calf, Congo Cay, Eagle Shoals and French Cap. Dive coral reefs, rock walls and ship wrecks of the US Virgin Islands and nearby British Virgin Islands. Swim through underwater arches and canyons. Get your scuba diving certification while there! Get certified to scuba dive at Cruz Bay Watersports and make your vacation to St. John Island the adventure of a lifetime.

While most divers will want to venture out on a chartered boat (alone or with others) to the most popular dive sites, some surprising scuba spots can be accessed right from shore! With 4-wheel drive rental jeeps, drive to secret spots known only to the natives, like the round rock shore of Kiddel Bay. The bay is located on the south shore of St. John Island and accessible by past Coral Bay and Salt Pond Bay. Experience scenic and safe dives with clear visibility along the western rocky ledge, less than a hundred feet from your vehicle!