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Dive Deep into Paradise: Scuba Adventures at Sandals Resorts

Updated: Jun 5

turtle with scuba divers underwater

Picture this: sunlight dappling through crystal-clear waters, revealing a kaleidoscope of coral reefs teeming with vibrant fish. Schools of barracuda dance in the current, turtles glide serenely by, and playful dolphins escort your dive boat. This isn't a dream, it's reality at Sandals Resorts, where world-class scuba diving awaits amidst all-inclusive luxury.

Is scuba diving free at Sandals Resorts?

But beyond the stunning visuals, Sandals offers a unique advantage: truly free diving. Certified divers can explore the underwater world twice daily (except departure day) with all equipment included, from top-of-the-line fins and masks to tanks and regulators. This means zero hidden costs, just pure diving bliss.

How often can Sandals guests scuba dive for free?

Provided the medical requirements are met, PADI certified Sandals guests can dive for free during their entire stay with exception of the day of departure (max. two tanks per day).

Ready to plunge into the best spots for scuba diving? Here they are:

  1. Antigua: The iconic Jettias Wreck, minutes from Sandals Grande Antigua, ranks among the island's top dive sites. For a thrilling experience, navigate the Cades Reef, where you might encounter playful barracuda and majestic eagle rays.

  2. St. Lucia: The wall at Fairyland is great for drift diving, while the shallows are prime spots for playful turtle encounters. Challenge yourself with the dramatic underwater mountains found at Keyhole Pinnacles.

  3. Grenada: Journey to the Wreck of the Bianca C, a sunken freighter now teeming with marine life. For a unique experience, explore the Moliniere Underwater Sculpture Park, an artistic haven for marine life.

  4. Barbados: Discover vibrant coral reefs at Carlisle Bay, home to playful seahorses and an abundance of tropical fish. Dive beneath a dramatic natural bridge at The Arch, where vibrant coral formations, barracuda schools, and majestic eagle rays create an unforgettable experience for advanced divers.

  5. Bahamas: Dive into the vibrant reefs and dramatic walls of Exuma Cays, a protected haven for diverse marine life. Test the trill seeker inside of your with shark diving at Tiger Beach.

Beyond the Dive:

Sandals caters to all levels, from beginners to experienced divers. New divers can get PADI-certified on-resort, while experienced divers can choose from specialty courses like wreck diving or underwater photography. And for those seeking a relaxing experience, snorkeling excursions are readily available.


  • Dive certification is required for Sandals' unlimited diving program.

  • Medical clearance is necessary before diving.

  • Dive schedules and sites may vary depending on weather and availability.

Sandals scuba diving isn't just about exploring the underwater world; it's about creating unforgettable memories. So pack your sense of adventure, grab your fins, and prepare to dive deep into paradise at Sandals Resorts.

Bonus Tip: Many Sandals resorts offer romantic underwater experiences like dive proposals or renewal ceremonies. Imagine saying "I do" surrounded by vibrant coral and playful fish – a truly unique and unforgettable way to celebrate your love.

Start planning your underwater adventure today! Visit the Sandals website to explore their dive offerings and find the perfect resort for your dream Caribbean escape.

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