One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of our island waters is from below. The waters are clear and warm and the abundance of lively, colorful marine life is spectacular. Whether you’re already a certified SCUBA diver or would like to become one, diving from your own private yacht is pure diver’s joy. If you want to become a certified diver, it’s recommended that you complete your book work at home and save your check out dives for our clear blue waters. Don’t worry, whilst training there will be all the resources and help on hand who have had the necessary training from a first aid training facility, in case any incidents occur as you’re starting out.
Some yachts offer a “Resort Course” designed to give non-certified divers a taste of the wonders beneath the water’s surface. All yachts offer different deals with some including the cost of diving in the charter rate while others charge a per dive fee or for gear rental.
Below are just some of the yachts that cater to divers. It’s time to get wet and blow some bubbles. Enjoy!
Breanker, a 55 foot Simonis catamaran, accommodates 8 guests in 4 ensuite Queen cabins with electric heads and full air-conditioning. Diving is included for up to 6 divers. Gear rental is $150 per diver per week. Marianne and Kristian are veteran charter hosts and will make your week with them one of the best of your lives. You will arrive as guests and leave as family
Gambit, a Lagoon 51, accommodates 8 guests in 3 Queen and 1 twin bunk cabins. If 4 Queens are needed, the crew will move into the bunks for an additional price. All cabin are ensuite with TV’s and heads with electric toilets and separate showers. Three dives per week are included in the rate for certified divers and they have a compressor onboard so no need for refill stops. Doug and Val are superior hosts and will get you to those distant dive spots in their super fast dinghy with a 60 HP outboard.
Stop Work Order, an incredibly spacious 2017 Lagoon 52, has 4 ensuite Queen cabins and heads with electric toilets and separate showers. Lots of areas to hang out including the comfortable flybridge and seating area on the foredeck. Chef Dani is professionally trained. Ryan is an Dive Instructor and can arrange your certification referral dives or lead a Resort Course for non-certified divers. Three dives per week are included for certified divers. He also makes a mean cocktail!
Manna, a voluminous Royal Cape 53, accommodates 8 guests in 1 King, 2 Queen and 1 Double ensuite cabins. They have lots of water toys including a subwing, 3 person hard kayak and a 10 person floating island! There is FREE, UNLIMITED dving for certified divers. There are TWO air compressors on board so no need to stop for fills and they have a 15 foot dinghy with a 70 HP outboard to get you quickly to those remote dive locations. Resort Course, complete Open Water Diving certification as well as Referral Open Water completion and advanced courses are also available. They do it all! Wayne and Emily are amazing and will fascinate you with the tales of their humanitarian efforts.
Viramar, a Lagoon 56 accommodates 8 guests in 3 ensuite Queen cabins and 1 ensuite twin bunk cabin. All heads have electric toilets and separate shower stalls. All week long charters include 5 dives for ceritified divers. They offer a Resort Course for non-certified divers as will as Basic Open Water SCUBA course as well as Referrals and advanced certifications including a Nitrox course. When not diving, there’s plenty of time and space to relax or try out the many water toys. Crew Capt. Tyler and professionally trained Chef Erika were voted “Best Crew in Show” in their category at the VI Professional Charter Association’s 2017 USVI Charter Yacht Show. They will WOW you in so many ways!
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