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West Side Scuba Centre

#12 of 74 Tours in Bridgetown Features Animals
Hastings Main Road | Mowbray, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-262-1029
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Excellent Dive Shop

I completed my Advanced Open Water Diver certification with West Side Scuba and my boyfriend joined... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mollie F
via mobile
Amazing Trip

Couldn't have been a better first scuba dive. Very clear instructions and friendly instructors. Had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pig N
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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
+1 246-262-1029

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I completed my Advanced Open Water Diver certification with West Side Scuba and my boyfriend joined on the dives. Excellent boat, divemasters and instruction. The owner Peter is a charming, colorful guy with a wonderful sense of humor. All the equipment was in good shape...More

Thank Mollie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't have been a better first scuba dive. Very clear instructions and friendly instructors. Had an amazing time.

Thank Pig N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WSSC is an excellent option for an outstanding scuba experience in Barbados. All of the staff members are top notch and the service is superb. Snacks and beverages are provided on the trips and the social atmosphere on the dive boat makes trips and surface...More

Thank Kyle P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to get my advanced open water course over a weekend stay. West side , was not only accomodating ,but answered all of my questions via email or over the phone...and much to my suprise it went exactly how i was told ,from pickup times...More

Thank deepdiver2017
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Small family run dive school but very well executed. Very welcoming team who listen to you requirements and make you feel at ease. Peter who owns the school and Roy who is your lead diver work really well together, as a Dive Master myself with...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The staff were super friendly and fun and took us on some wonderful dives. I highly recommend them. My wife and I had so much fun.

Thank Brad L
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone associated with West Side SCUBA Centre is exceptional. Andrew running the taxi/shuttle Russel 'The Barbarian' with the gear-prep and transport to the boat Peter, Heather, Lenroy and Roy for the actual dive operations - it was all exceptional! On a special note, as an...More

1  Thank duitara
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I started with a "Discover Scuba" dive first with WSSC. That was so spectacular that this motivated me to get certified with them and added some more fabulous dives after at multiple locations where I could enjoy a variaty of exiting aquatic life. The reason...More

Thank Norbz-Meister
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The dive center focuses on small group size and emphasizes the owners principle of treat your clients well, show them good dive locations and have fun. All of the dive people were friendly, courteous and knowledgeable about the dive locations. I rented all my gear...More

Thank WellTravelledCdns
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We used West Side Scuba for a snorkel trip for our family and it was by far the best one we have had in Barbados. Our guide was awesome, friendly and made our trip even better. Earlier in our vacation we made the mistake and...More

Thank Les C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it possible for family members to be on boat or snorkel during ow certification dives?
10 May 2017|
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Response from wssc | Property representative |
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,
Linda S
Hi we are arriving June 24, and have group of 6 divers interested in several days of diving- we are staying at The Crane, do y'all have pick up available to & from?
29 April 2017|
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Response from wssc | Property representative |
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,
How close are you to Sugar Bay and do you pick up there?
15 March 2017|
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Response from wssc | Property representative |
Hello, We are located about 10 minute walk from your hotel, we opposite the Savannah Hotel, when you walk on the main road keep the sea on your left and you will see a sign opposite the hotel just walk in. Thanks,