SWIM, DIVE & SNORKEL
When you visit the St. James's Club, exploring the undersea world is easy - just pick a snorkel and fins from our onsite Watersports Center and dive right in! Check out the vibrant array of sea life awaiting right offshore in azure Mamora Bay. All of your equipment and instruction are complimentary during your stay. In the clear, warm waters that surround St. James's Club, it's easy to pick up a snorkel and fins and get acquainted with some of more than 70 species of colorful fish, which make their home off the coast of Antigua.
Antigua and its sister island, Barbuda, both are surrounded by coral reefs, walls and shipwrecks, and sea life is plentiful, so adventurous spirits can make the most of their vacation by checking out the wide range of dive sites available here. Dive depths are relatively shallow, ranging from 25 to 80 feet, with some deeper sites around 180 feet.
Those who'd like to visit some of the 20 nearby dive sites or take a lesson can do so with Mamora Dive Center. The nearby dive shop picks up guests on site and can arrange one- or two-tank dives. Especially popular are excursions to Cades Reef, part of which is now protected by Antigua's underwater park. With shallow depths of only 30 to 50 feet, and clear warm water, the reef supports a wide array of colorful sea life.
You'll be fascinated by the wreck of the Andes, a three-masted merchant ship which sank bow-first after a dramatic onboard conflagration in June 1905. A popular shallow-water dive, the Andes sits at 30-foot depths in nearby Deep Bay. Equipment rentals are included in the cost of any lesson or excursion.
The southern and eastern coasts of Antigua are considered to offer the most consistent diving. for more advanced divers, the ledge of Sunken Rock off the island's southern coast is a popular site, with a ledge at 30 feet that plummets to 150 feet, occupied by a welcoming committee of stingrays and barracuda.
Nearby, the island of Barbuda offers diving among many relatively unexplored wrecks. Because dive facilities are more limited on Barbuda, it's best to arrange in advance for transportation of diving gear by plane when planning a dive excursion from its shores.
Mamora Bay Divers - Dive Shop
The Mamora Bay Divers Dive Shop is a locally owned company of experienced PADI certified international divers located at the St. James's Club providing a full service dive shop.
Our open water dive instructor, Linda Swann is our multilingual certified PADI Dive instructor, she offers over 15 years of experience with ove 10,000 dives under her belt. Linda has been diving Antigua's best dive sites and surrounding waters for over 5 years. Be sure to pick up a brochure for complete details and pricing.
- Full PADI certification
- Daily 2 tank dives
- 3 and 5 Day Packages
- Retail Outlet
- Dive Equipment Hire
- Tank Fills
- Fully Fitted Dive Boat
- Advanced Dive Courses
Please note Dive shop is closed on Saturdays.