Caribbean Dive Vacations

Most of our crewed yacht charters offer some type of scuba diving package with an on-board Dive Instructor, Dive Master, or diving via a local and recommended rendezvous dive company. Several yachts also offer diving courses so that non-certified guests can learn to dive and sometimes get certified while on charter. Our popular BVI yacht charters offer the greatest assortment of dive yachts as well as the best dive destination in the Caribbean.

Your Caribbean Dive Vacation Experts: Carefree Yacht Charters®

We are a top 5 Yacht Charter Company with over 20 years of industry experience booking charters in the BVI and Caribbean. Having owned and operated our own successful crewed charter yacht in the BVI for 12 years, we provide our clients with expert charter advice at no additional cost. See what our clients said about Carefree Yacht Charters®.

Joe and Lynne Campbell, the owners and Charter Yacht Brokers at Carefree Yacht Charters®, are both PADI Dive Instructors. They served as dive instructors on thousands of dives while on charter aboard their own crewed charter yachts in the BVI and Caribbean. When it comes to a sail and dive vacation, they are your expert source of information regarding any dive related questions you may have.

Contact Us Today

Call us in our South Florida office at 954-980-9281, Toll Free at 888-670-6884, or complete our Quick Request Form. We'll match you with a Caribbean dive charter vacation that fits your budget, style and interests. Or, view a sampling of our popular BVI dive charters.

Dive Charter Information

Common Dive Courses

  • Discover Scuba: Commonly referred to as a "resort course", this course is for guests, ages 10 and above, who have never been diving or are not currently certified divers. The two hour course will teach guests how to dive and will qualify them to make shallow dives under the direct supervision of a Dive Instructor.
  • Referral Course: This course is for guests, ages 10 and above, who would like to get certified to dive while aboard their yacht. Upon completion of classroom and pool portions of this course at home, the student will be issued a Referral Packet. Upon receipt of a completed referral packet (including medical form), a Dive Instructor will conduct 4 open water check-out dives and issue a dive certification. If opting for a referral course, we would highly suggest that you do your stateside portions of the course with a PADI Dive Shop as the majority of dive shops in the BVI are affiliated with PADI.
  • Open Water Course: This course is suited for guests interested in completing a full scuba course aboard the yacht, including classroom, "pool work" and check out dives. Although this option is available aboard some yachts, the student should realize that this will entail a fair amount of time on the part of the student and the Dive Instructor during their vacation. A Referral Course is typically recommended.

Rendezvous Diving

If your yacht of choice does not offer onboard Dive Master or Dive Instructor, we can help you set up a rendezvous diving package with a local and recommended dive company. If opting for a referral course (with classroom and pool work completed in the States followed by certification check-out dives in the BVI) we would highly suggest that you do your stateside portions of the course with a PADI Dive Shop as the majority of dive shops in the BVI are affiliated with PADI.

Dive Instructor vs. Dive Master

  • Dive Instructor: A level above Dive Master. Dive Instructors are qualified to lead, teach, and certify guests.
  • Dive Master: Qualified to lead certified guests only.

Wetsuits For Your Charter

Carefree Yacht Charters® recommends 3 mil wetsuits for BVI and Caribbean dive charters based on our own personal experience with thousands of dives in these waters. Learn more about our wetsuit guidelines.

Dive Charter Specials

View our yacht specials to discover which of our yachts are currently offering enticing specials on dive yacht charters.

A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Anastasia in June, 2018 said:

We had a great time on the trip. I liked your comprehensive approach and form, which helped us and the crew on food and activity selection. Overall, we had an amazing week, and we enjoyed getting to know T and Rebecca. I would give the trip a 10/10.
Neil K., Texas

Sampling Of Our Popular Dive Charter Choices


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Contact a Dive Charter Expert

If you need help planning your dive charter, call us in our South Florida office at 954-980-9281, Toll Free at 888-670-6884, or complete our Quick Request Form.

Other Destinations

Consider a dive charter in The Virgin Islands, including our popular BVI yacht charters, St. Maarten or the Grenadines, each offering a slightly different flair.

Yacht Styles

Enjoy the islands aboard one of our catamarans, monohull sailboats, or motor yachts. Learn more about our various yacht styles.