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Dive Shop Celebrates 15 years

[Click for closeup of Divemaster Douglas Carty]
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Meet Douglas Carty, Dive Master at the Dive Shop, first Anguillian to be PADI-certified for this responsible position. Douglas is from the neighborhood, in fact he is the son of Ivor the diver (who free dives to incredible depths).
[Click to enlarge their dive boat]

The Dive Shop, located in Sandy Ground, is celebrating its fifteen anniversary. During that time, they spearheaded Anguilla's artificial reef project and the permanent mooring program (to reduce anchor damage to the delicate reefs). Their dive boat, pictured here, is the Kuriala, an Anguillian built, wide-bottom, 40-foot catamaran.
[Click to see many more fish pictures]

They have an impressive web site at with a full picture gallery of what you will see underwater in Anguilla. Click the fish picture on the right for more details. If you have any questions about diving in Anguilla, you can send them email at
[Click to enlarge view of Dive Shop]

The Dive Shop is a PADI 5-Star facility. They offer a complete range of PADI and SSI certification courses. But you can dive even without the certificates; just take the Resort Course (one morning) and dive under the careful guidance of an instructor.

They are open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm, with scheduled dives at 9am and 10:30 am daily. The partners are Thomas Peabody and Peter Burling. Griffin Lake is Captain of their Dive Boat, Christine Kay is the Chief Instructor, and Lemira Connor runs the shop. Telephone: 1-264-497-2020.

 Revised: June 08, 1998

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