Teen Scuba with Sail Caribbean Divers
Our year-round dive center provides quality dive education and services to teen scuba enthusiasts of all ages and levels.
Scuba diving is an exciting and healthy activity, and has become an increasingly popular sport among our students. In 2002, Sail Caribbean made a considerable long-term commitment to provide the best scuba diving experience possible when we launched our year-round diving operation in the British Virgin Islands.
From the start, Sail Caribbean Divers was welcomed as a respected member of the BVI community. Headquartered at Hodges Creek Marina on Tortola, with satellite facilities on Cooper Island and Norman Island, Sail Caribbean Divers is a PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Dive Center. This is PADI's highest dive center rating and recognizes our record in providing quality dive education and services to enthusiasts of all ages and levels, from beginners to diving professionals.
Our staff of PADI-trained and certified, full-time, year round dive instructors focus solely on scuba diving, without the distraction of additional summer program responsibilities. Daily meetings make certain that our Caribbean scuba diving team is fully coordinated and committed to the highest level of professionalism. Our dive staff is energetic, enthusiastic, and has intimate knowledge of all the local dive sites. They hail from diverse and fascinating backgrounds and continually encourage and inspire our students as they share their passion for scuba diving.
Directing our dive operations, we are proud to have Melisande Rowe, a 16-year veteran with Sail Caribbean and former President of the BVI Scuba Operators organization, and Mike Rowe, the BVI's only resident PADI Course Director - PADI's highest certification level. Mike has personally certified over 800 dive industry professionals. Our talented and experienced leaders, coupled with our outstanding dive team, help us maintain the BVI's premier diving operation.
We’re totally committed BVI residents, and serving our community is our way of giving back to the islands. Here are just a few examples of how we’ve teamed up with our neighbors:
- Every year we provide a Discover Scuba experience for the BVI’s local Kids and the Sea (KATS) water sports program.
- During Science and Career Weeks we do presentations at local schools promoting the ocean, the environment and the marine industry.
- We’ve provided back up instructors for 1st Aid & CPR for the local Red Cross.
- Emergency First Responder courses are provided by us for the local business community through the Chamber of Commerce, Public Works, & Government offices.
- We host two substantial clean-ups every year in April and September getting local diving, snorkeling and youth communities involved in restoring specific marine areas of interest.
- Every week we send a report to National Parks Trust with information on missing or damaged mooring balls.
- We helped with the clean-up of the Beata sunken wreck, and also with the most recent wreck addition, the Joey D. Sail Caribbean Divers Director Mike Rowe was personally responsible for orchestrating the inclusion of that wreck as a new BVI dive destination.
- The Indo-Pacific lionfish is a voracious predator threatening to reduce BVI species populations. We report sightings to assist the National Parks trust in tracking.
Visit Sail Caribbean Divers website to learn more about PADI diving in the BVI.