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Welcome to The Dive Shop Ltd.

The Dive Shop Ltd was founded in 1965 by Abdulhai "Paki" Degia one of the island's first qualified SCUBA divers.

He contributed information on Barbadian diving to such specialized magazines as "Underwater USA". His consciousness about the safety dimensions on SCUBA diving led him to be a founding member of the Eastern Caribbean Safe Diving Association. That body raised funds for the decompression chamber now at the Barbados Defense Force which is used to treat ailments, such as the bends, for Barbadians and neighbouring islands.

When Paki died, his son Haroon took over the dive operation. He has continued to provide exemplary service and arranges dive trips to meet every desire - day and night excursions for any level of diver.

We offer a selection of over 20 dive sites on both the West & South coasts. Here's just a selection:

Dive 1
These six wrecks are visited on the same dive, a very good first dive for beginners, re-entry divers, photographers and night dives. Lots of tropical fish and marine life concentrated on these wrecks. Frog Fish and Sea Horses are often seen on this dive. Lots of old anchors and cannons litter the bottom.

BERWIND: Carlisle Bay ~ 25’ ~ A 70ft long World War French Tug boat sunk in 1919.
CE-TREK: Carlisle Bay ~ 45’ ~ The Ce-Trek a derelict boat constructed of cement was sunk in January 1986 and has attracted lots of marine life.
EILLON: Carlisle Bay ~ 55’ ~ An 110ft freighter sunk 8th June, 1996 to form part of Carlisle Bay Marine Park . The ship was a former drug boat, and was tied up for 6 years. The wreck is easily accessible for penetration.
BAJAN QUEEN: Carlisle Bay ~ 40’ ~ She was Barbados ’ first tug boat “Pelican” when the Bridgetown Harbor was being constructed in the 1960’s. One decade later, as more modern tugboats were purchased; the Bajan Queen was converted into a “Party Boat” which holds many memories for thousands of Barbadians. She was sunk on 19th May, 2002 . She is already started to become a home to many tropical fish.
CORNWALLIS: Carlisle Bay ~ 15’ ~ A Canadian freighter sunk by a torpedo from a German U-boat during World War II. This wreck was relocated to this Marine Reserve on 22 October 2000 because it was lying in a high traffic area and was suffering anchor damage.
BARGE: Carlisle Bay ~ 10’ ~ A Naval Landing Barge found in Carlisle Bay .

Dive 5
FRIAR’S CRAIG: Off Asta Hotel ~ 30’ – 90’ ~ A 170ft freighter sunk 2nd July, 1985 after 10 years at anchor in Carlisle Bay . Lots of bottom growth, has broken into three (3) pieces due to a lot of surge.
AS TA REEF: This reef is done as a combination dive with Friar’s Craig. Lots of marine life including snappers, barracudas, angel fish & stingrays, great for photography.

Dive 19
STAVRONIKITA: Off Fitts Village ~ 25’ – 130’ ~ This 365ft long wreck is considered to be an advanced dive due to the depth. Sunk on 22nd November 1978 in a Marine Reserve. Easy access to interior through cut out areas. Great for photography, maximum depth is usually 100’ on this dive. Resident barracudas, eels & snappers.

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The Dive Shop Ltd
Pebbles Beach Bay Street
St Michael, Barbados
Phone: (246) 426-9947
Fax: (246) 426-9947
Email: The Dive Shop Ltd