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West Side Scuba Centre

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Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
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We've just returned from another great dive weekend with Peter & his crew at West Side Scuba. As... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KATHLEEN S
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Because it was off season there was just Peter (the dive master) and one other diver on this trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike Z
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just returned from another great dive weekend with Peter & his crew at West Side Scuba. As usual everything went very smooth. Safety and fun seems to be a priority. Looking forward to our next visit already!

Thank KATHLEEN S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because it was off season there was just Peter (the dive master) and one other diver on this trip. We arranged it through the hotel. The pickup was a bit chaotic (originally scheduled for pickup by car), but when it worked out that we were...More

Thank Mike Z
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mike, Thanks for that it was great to have you both and hope we will see you again. All the best.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dove with WSS last week as a solo diver. Pickup from my hotel was organized and on time, but once at the shop, seemed a bit disorganized about paperwork, equipment, and transportation to the boat (and there were only 4 divers). The dive master himself...More

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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, I am glad you enjoyed the dives and sorry it took so long in getting back. Hope to see you again. Thanks,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two tank dives with West Side Divers last week and it was not very enjoyable. They were disorganized, taking hours to even get to the boat. (e.g. just figuring out which cars to take to drive clients to the boat was a confusing 15 min.)....More

Thank DutchGirlTheHague
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello DutchGirl, Sorry it did not work out with us and i am sure if you do come back you will have a great dive with us. If you read this please e mail me. We love having you. Thanks,

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This dive shop is legit and the reason for the excellent feedback. The staff; Peter,Roy, Heather and capt. Peter were excellent and very helpful. The service; washing my equipment between dives and the hotel pick ups was incredible. The attention to the divers needs was...More

1  Thank mattchuk212
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by the Hotel. Checked on TripAdvisor. Went and arranged a two tank dives. First drift reef dive second a dive at Carlisle bay marine park and five wreaks. Fantastic. Peter Grannum owner Heather dive leader and Roy not forgetting the boat skipper. Are all...More

1  Thank Micktom1961
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you for diving with us and hope we can look after you again when in Barbados. Have a great Year.

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Booked with Peter for a dive because his Tripadvisor reviews were so good - he didn’t let me down. I was booking on my own as my holiday companions don’t dive and was quite nervous given my last dive in October was when I passed...More

1  Thank Julia N
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thank you so much for diving with us and we are so glad you had a lovely dive with us. And thanks again for coming today saturday.

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We three divers dove off Royal Caribbean cruise but booked on our own. They were prompt and very nice. The dives were great a wreck and a reef. The guides were fantastic. The owner personally assured we were taken good care of. Would use them...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Yet another set of great dives off the coast of beautiful Barbados. The dive team rocks as usual. Every dive is an adventure!

1  Thank Norbz-Meister
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thanks a mil Norbert we are so glad to have you back again.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Great time with the West Side Scuba Centre. Multiple trips and great service every time. Professional, friendly staff, knowledge of the local area, and fun to join on an underwater adventure. Highly recommend them.

1  Thank rlyons2018
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WestCentre, Owner at West Side Scuba Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

It was so glad to have you with us and hope we can look after you again when in Barbados. Thank You.

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dean3376
October 18, 2017|
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Response from WestCentre | Property representative |
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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sandysh1
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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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Linda S
April 29, 2017|
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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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