About Us and Diving in Tobago
Diving and a Rich Cultural Heritage
Scuba Diving in Tobago – the most exciting way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Caribbean Scuba Diving. The nutrient rich waters surrounding Tobago attract a wide variety of coral and fish life and scuba diving offers a unique opportunity to enjoy this tremendous species diversity. Jewel-toned Creole Wrasse chase each other through schools of silvery Bermuda Chub over reefs covered with multi-coloured corals and sponges twisted and sculpted by the currents. Under the ledges, Morays and Nurse Sharks can often be seen. Although much of the scuba diving here in Tobago is drift diving, the currents vary in strength from site to site, so there is something here for every experience level from novice to the most experienced scuba diver. Wreck diver, photographer, explorer; whatever your preference, dive in and experience Caribbean scuba diving at its best, here in Tobago where the scuba diving is unparalleled.
R & Sea’s offices are located in Crown Point, within walking distance of many of the other eateries, hotels and guesthouses in the Crown Point / Pigeon Point area. Shepherd’s Inn, our preferred accomodation provider offers accommodations in cabanas around the pool as well as in rooms around the garden court. If you are staying at one of the other hotels or guesthouses in the area, we’ll be happy to pick you up, free of charge. Departure point for our daily scuba diving trips is from our dive shop on the beach along the road to Pigeon Point, which is one of Tobago’s most popular beaches or from the nearby Gibson Jetty.
Our Rental stock includes a range of scuba regulators, BCDs, masks and snorkels, torches and wet suits available for those who don’t have their own diving gear. Some of the dive sites within a short boat ride from the dive shop include Flying Reef, Cove Crack, The Shallows and Majeston. Heading north on the Caribbean side of the island, Mount Irvine Wall and the wreck of the MV Maverick are two of the most popular scuba diving sites around Tobago. Visits to The Sisters and Speyside are arranged on request of 4 or more divers. If you would like to make a trip to either of these areas, let us know and we will try to schedule it during your stay. Visit our Dive Sites page for brief descriptions of some of the dives we offer. Scuba diving in Tobago … there’s nothing else quite like it.
In addition to offering scuba diving charters, 7 days a week, we also offer the full range of PADI Certification Courses from Open Water Diver to Divemaster, with one of our certified Instructors. If you’d like to try scuba diving before deciding if you would like to do a full certification course, then try our Discover Scuba Diving program, which is a fun, easy introduction to scuba. Our RATES page has more information about the various PADI dive courses and instruction we offer. As members of A.T.D.O., the Association of Tobago Dive Operators, we follow certain rules and regulations put in place for the safety of all who participate in scuba diving activities in Tobago. These include having boat to base contact, not allowing unescorted diving and ensuring that dive guides carry surface markers for the dive boats to follow throughout the dive.