Antigua Dive Sites

We have established our facility near 90% of the best dive sites in Antigua. Even if you have to drive further by land, most of our dive sites can be reached in a 15-minute boat ride from English Harbour. We select our sites based on our experience of how the weather effects each site. We have sites to cater to the needs and experience levels of all divers.

Our Favourite Dive Sites In Antigua


Some of the best dive sites in Antigua are just a short boat ride away from DiveCarib. Here you can find a list of some of our house favorites and an idea of what the dive entails. We hope this list is useful to all prospective divers, and we highly recommend that you sign up for a dive trip to get the most out of the dive site if it is your first time diving in Antigua.

  • Chevron down Red Rocks
  • Depth: 40 – 80 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    Our favorite site. Always good visibility with hardly any current in all weather conditions, even if rough on the surface. A very rich growth of coral, sponges and whips on a gentle slope from 40 to 80 feet before leveling off on a sandy floor. Many little gulleys with lots of fish, often nurse sharks, lobster, and lion fish under rocky ledges. Stingrays and eel gardens in the sandy floor and resident school of Atlantic spadefish. Regular sightings of remora and turtles.

  • Chevron down Black’s Point
  • Depth: 20 – 35 feet

    Conditions: Calm in any weather

    Experience Required: DSD, Snorkeler, Open Water Diver +

    A very popular site with our divers mainly due to the abundance of fish and nice, sheltered, calm surface conditions. The site runs along the cliff with large boulders with coral growth and many ledges for fish and lobster to hide under. It has a nice, safe, and fun swim through. Popular choice for our DSD dives and night divers as well as a second dive on two-tank dive trips.

  • Chevron down Rendevoux Bay
  • Depth: 40 – 80 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    Another really nice site with excellent underwater conditions even in choppy seas. Sharp drop from 40 to 80 feet with lots of holes and ledges. Huge barrel sponges abound, especially on the small islands of coral out in the sand. The coral is in excellent condition as it is very seldom visited by any other dive operations on the island. A massive turtle has been spotted on many occasions. Regular stingrays, lobster, and octopus are all present.

  • Chevron down Pillars of Hercules
  • Depth: 30 – 50 feet

    Conditions: Calm in any weather

    Experience Required: DSD, Snorkelers, Open Water Diver +

    One of the best known sites in Antigua and visited by all divers on the south side of the island. Popular due to the very calm location, abundance of sea life, and stunning cliffs on the surface. Many big boulders covered in growth, an old anchor, and interesting under-water topography. Might often encounter other divers sharing the site.

  • Chevron down Windward Reef
  • Depth: 0 – 20 feet

    Conditions: Calm in any weather

    Experience Required: DSD, Snorkeler, Open Water Diver +

    Probably the best snorkeling location Antigua has to offer, and although it’s close to shore, it’s only accessible by boat. Suitable as a shallow dive for certified divers, DSD courses, and especially snorkelers. Ideal for groups of divers and snorkelers. Very sheltered surface conditions in all but stormy weather. The coral comes up to a few feet from the surface.

  • Chevron down Montserrat Wreck
  • Depth: 100 – 140 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Advanced Divers Only

    A nice, intact wreck sitting up-right on the sea floor, with easy penetration possible. Ideal for deep diver training or experienced divers with deep dive experience. We only take divers to this depth with the correct qualifications and once they have dived with us before.

  • Chevron down Carib House
  • Depth: 40 – 80 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    A nice easy dive close to the harbor mouth. Similar topography to Red Rocks, but dived a lot more by other dive operators. Diveable in rougher conditions than Red Rocks, but visibility may not be as good.

  • Chevron down Proctor’s Point
  • Depth: 60 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    Another dive site we really like due to its uniqueness. It is a huge patch of flat turtle grass at 60 feet, surrounded by a small ledge of ledges and coral. Tons of lobster and a conch breeding ground are present. Stingrays, nurse sharks, and turtles are often seen here. Not always suitable as the current can pick up, and visibility is unpredictable.

  • Chevron down Barraccuda Reef
  • Depth: 40 – 60 feet

    Conditions: Only suitable in calm weather

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    A small dive site, covering about the area of a football field, but highly populated with many fish species. Lobster, turtles, nurse sharks, and fish fish fish! It is a flat area partially surrounded by a ledge from 40 to 60 feet, full of holes, cracks, and ledges. Unfortunately it’s off a headland that is more often rough than calm, so not often diveable, but when it is, it’s great.

  • Chevron down Sunken Rock
  • Depth: 20 – 100 feet

    Conditions: Only suitable in calm weather

    Experience Required: Advanced Divers +

    One of Antigua’s better known and popular deeper dives. It is a rock that almost breaks the surface. One side is a shallow rocky area with a lot of coral and fish. The outer side drops down and is a sheer wall of 100 feet, with barrel sponges and deeper ocean coral running along a spectacular overhang. This ends in a steep sided gully that brings you back to the shallows. It can be a very rough trip to the site and can be very surgy in the shallows in rough weather. Visibility can vary a lot according to the weather. In the right conditions, however, definitely one of Antigua’s best dive sites. Did I mention the resident blacktip reef sharks?

  • Chevron down Nanton’s Point
  • Depth: 40 – 80 feet

    Conditions: Only suitable in calm weather

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    Close to Carpenter’s Rock, but in the lee of the cliffs. Massive boulders close to shore in depths around 40 feet, dropping off to around 80 feet. Divers with good air consumption can reach Carpenter’s rock from here, but for the most part, the best part of the dive will be your turn around point.

  • Chevron down Shirley Heights
  • Depth: 80 – 100 feet

    Conditions: Only suitable in calm weather

    Experience Required: Advanced Divers +

    Best done in calm weather by experienced divers as a drift dive. The cliffs below Shirley Heights continue underwater, ending in a lot of big boulders. Depths of 100 feet can be reached within 50 feet of the shore. There is also a nice shallow but wide cave often filled with tarpon. All divers need to be advanced with good air consumption for this dive. This is an area we explore shortly at depths of 140 feet and beyond as part of our expansion into Technical Diving.

  • Chevron down Carpenter’s Rock
  • Depth: 40 – 80 feet

    Conditions: Only suitable in calm weather

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    One of the richest sites for coral and marine life in Antigua. Truly an amazing site to dive when you can. There is no mooring and the anchorage is very tricky, with the boat sitting very close to the cliff. Strictly flat sea only. There is an underwater peninsular, 40 feet on the shore side, 60 feet on the deeper side, and 15 feet on the top. It then drops off again to 80+ feet. Really well preserved coral as it is so seldom dived.

  • Chevron down Stingray Alley
  • Depth: 40 – 80 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    Never actually seen a stingray here. But a nice option as a dive combined with Pillars. A small site with nice reef and varying depths in a V-shaped valley with the mooring at the point of the V. Can be a bit choppy on the surface in rough conditions. A bit on the over-dived side by other operators.

  • Chevron down Sea Terror Wreck
  • Depth: 0 – 20 feet

    Conditions: Calm in any weather

    Experience Required: DSD, Snorkeler, Open Water Diver +

    A very shallow wreck of a sailboat sitting inside English Harbour. Although very broken up, it is teeming with fish. An ideal spot for DSD lessons, snorkeling, or a second shallow dive covering the area from the wreck to Pillars of Hercules. You can start the dive on the wreck, cover some turtle grass, pass the biggest anchor you’ve ever seen, and end on a nice coral reef. It can also be done in reverse. A bit of everything in a nice, long, shallow dive.

  • Chevron down Stoney Cove
  • Depth: 40 – 60 feet

    Conditions: Moderate

    Experience Required: Open Water Diver +

    A very nice dive with big boulders, interesting ledges, and sharp depth changes. Resident blacktips in the area. Sitting at the base of Shirley Heights Cliffs in a sheltered bay, but is often exposed to the swell, making it a calm weather-only site.