Patagon Scuba Dive Center ST. THOMAS

patagon scuba dive st. thomas usviSt. Thomas Ritz-Carlton

(340) 775-3333 ext. 8162
Located on the grounds of Ritz Carlton read more.

Patagon Scuba Dive Center ST. JOHN

patagon scuba dive st. john usviSt. John Caneel Bay

(340) 776-6111 ext. 7290
Located at Caneel Bay Resort read more.

WELCOME TO PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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We are a PADI 5-Star Dive Operation, and celebrating 20 years in service

Our Patagon Dive Centers are located at: Saint Thomas: The Ritz-Carlton, and Saint John: Caneel Bay Resort

Experience the waters of the Virgin Islands "Patagon Style"! Our multi-lingual staff can instruct SCUBA in English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French. Come enjoy a professional and personalized underwater experience!

Guests who have traveled the world often comment on the quality of the "Patagon Experience".

A few of the ways that Patagon Dive Centers set ourselves apart from the others include: Mature, professional and knowledgeable staff. Uncrowded boats and uncrowded waters. Personalized service, focused and your needs and requests. Children's programs for kids as young as 5. The ability to teach in 5 languages. And no early morning departures! No wake-up calls needed here! So come and enjoy the pristine waters of the Virgin Islands, the "Patagon Way"!

ABOUT PATAGON DIVE CENTER

arnoldo falcoff owner of patagon dive center st. thomas st. john us virgin islandsCaptain Arnoldo and his wife Graciela

Patagon means "Big Foot" in ancient Spanish. That's how Fernando De Magallanes, during the first human circumnavigation around the World, named the indians of the Southernmost region of South America. That region is known today as (Big Foot's land) Patagonia. Capt. Arnoldo Falcoff started his diving career in Patagonia where he was, for many years, a salvage and commercial diver. Moving to Saint Thomas in 1976 he became a PADI SCUBA Instructor and a certified US Coast Guard Boat Captain in 1978.

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SCUBA DIVING WITH PROFESSIONALS AT PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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50 Dive Sites!

Our dive boats depart from privileged locations due to the proximity (both on the Atlantic and the Caribbean sides) of no less than 30 different dive sites of remarkable variety. All of them in about a 10/15 minute boat ride. With other sites somewhat further, Patagon Dive Center have an active list of over 50 sites. We encourage our returning customers, year after year, to request dive sites that are still new to them.

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SCUBA DIVE CHARTER YACHT PII (PATAGON 2)

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PII Excursion Scuba/Snorkel Yacht

Patagon ll offers the comfort, the many amenities on board, and the serene speed to enjoy a relaxing and unique cruise around the Islands.

We can customize your trip to your expectations including stops for snorkeling and/or scuba, excursions ashore, and cruising through the most picturesque Islands scenery. Read More


SNORKEL & SCUBA FOR KIDS AT PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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A Caribbean splash for kids!!!

At Patagon Dive Center we observe a growing interest for starting snorkeling and SCUBA diving at an earlier age as more and more parents encourage their kids to explore the underwater world. PADI standards allows children as young as 5 years old to take snorkeling lessons and kids as young as 8 years old to take SCUBA shallow dives (6 feet max.). Youngsters of 10 can join the adults' beginner dives and/or get their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Read More

RATES AT PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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Patagon Dive Center Rates

Single Dive tank, weights, snorkeling set included $95.00
2 Tank Dive, weights, snorkeling set included $125.00
Night Dive tank, weights, snorkeling set included $135.00
10-Dive Package* 5 2-tank dives for the price of 4 $500

See rates for PADI courses, Speciality Courses, Private Boat Trips, Equipment Rentals, Snorkeling ECO-Tours

SNORKELING PROGRAM WITH PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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Patagon Snorkeling Program

Coral Reefs are complex Eco Systems with huge variety of different organisms. They are called, rightfully so, the "Tropical Forests" of the Seas. In this astonishing array of colors, shapes and textures it is most interesting to discover what these organisms are and how they interact within this unique marine environment. Read More.

GUESTS OF PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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Patagon Guests Includes

Buzz Aldrin. Buzz Aldrin visited St Thomas for two consecutive years in the early eighties to attend NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ.) conventions. He and other attendees took time to get some diving in. Arnoldo (owner of Patagon Dive Center) had the honor to be their SCUBA guide during those two visits. Other guests include: John Stewart, Tiger Woods... Read More.

PRIVATE CUSTOMIZED CHARTERS OF PATAGON DIVE CENTER

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Private Tours

At Patagon Dive Center we try to please those of you who look for a more personal, customized and private treat. For a reasonable extra premium our dive boats and crew can be hired on a private basis for the trip of your choice. Prior to confirming your booking, our crew will be available to discuss your expectations including itinerary, dive and snorkel sites, activities, food and beverages and other options.

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A SHARK STORY BY ARNOLDO FALCOFF

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A Shark Story

"Even though incredibly remote, the idea of a possible shark attack is so terrifying that people's fascination and/or fear of sharks defy the logic of statistics. Other potential dangers of equal improbability do not change people’s habits or increase their concerns. Sharks do. The US Virgin Islands waters were shark attack free for many decades. Not a single incident was recorded despite the thousands of 'live baits' who take a swim, or scuba, or go snorkeling daily." Next, is a true story that was written by Arnoldo Falcoff for a local Marine publication. read more.

GALLERY COURTESY OF AQUAMAN.VI

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Underwater Photography

View a collection of spectacular underwater photography by Patagon's principal photographer A of Aquaman.vi. read more.

CONTACT PATAGON DIVE CENTER IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Email Address: info @ patagondivecenter.com

Patagon Dive Center, Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas
Tel: (340) 775-3333 ext. 8162

Patagon Dive Center, Caneel Bay, St John
Tel: (340) 776-6111 ext. 7290

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