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.


The Carefree Team's tenure includes 16 years in business as professional Yacht Charter Brokers, including owner-dedicated service from start to finish on each and every charter. Our Team also offers our clients 25 years of experience as professional Crew and Dive Instructors and/or Dive Masters while aboard various highly successful yachts in the BVI, USVI & Caribbean. When combined, Your Carefree Team is uniquely qualified to seamlessly handle your trip of a lifetime.


Lynne Campbell, Founder, Managing Director, and Broker, has over 25 years of key industry experience, including 16 years in business as the owner & lead broker of Carefree Yacht Charters. With a majority of those years as a top broker within the industry, Lynne has navigated it all, including countless blue sky charter days, but also through hurricanes and the covid pandemic. Repeat clients have come to rely on Lynne's expertise to guide them during mainly smooth sailing, but also through any unforeseen stormy weather that might be just beyond the horizon.

Request a Quote

If you need help planning your dive charter, call us in our South Florida office at 954-980-9281 or Request a Quote. We'll quickly match you with a charter that fits your budget, style and interests. Or, view a sampling of our popular BVI dive charters.

A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Grace in April 2021 said:

There were two primary things I told you when we first spoke: (1) my family likes good food, and (2) my son and I are inexperienced divers. From that information, as well as our other discussions, you paired us with the perfect yacht and crew. Not only will we be back, we will be back specifically with Joseph and Britta aboard Grace. Long story short, my family has concluded that this may well be the highest form of vacation in existence.
Sam M., North Carolina

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.

Dive Charter Specials

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

A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Oui Cherie in January 2020 said:

Lynne, having no experience in chartering a boat for a trip like this, we were fortunate to have found you. You were able to ask the questions and determine our wants and lead us to selecting Qui Cherie. You nailed it perfectly. Thank you for setting up the ideal week.
Julie L., Arkansas

Sampling Of Our Popular Dive Charter Choices

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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 and luxury motor yachts. Learn more about our various yacht styles.