OUR NORMAN ISLAND DIVE SHOP
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30AM -4:00PM
Sail Caribbean Divers, Norman Island Dive Shop can meet all your watersports needs. Whether it is Rental, Retail or Rendezvous we are ready for you.
The Bight on Norman Island is on nearly everyone's itinerary. This makes it the perfect scuba equipment rental scuba equipment rental pick up and drop off location. There is no need to carry around equipment (and pay for it) for extra days when you won't be using it.
Rent our equipment at your marina, return it to Norman. Pick up equipment at Norman, return it to your marina. Ask how you can take advantage of our convenience packages. Landlubbers can even rent snorkel equipment and kayaks to explore the nearby caves. Maybe you will find some treasure of your own.
Retail shoppers, searching for gifts or necessities? We have it! Visit our small boutique right next to the restaurant for mask, fins, snorkels, rashguards, sunscreen, sunshades, fishing lures and other water related sundries. Purchase our t-shirts in the Pirates Boutique.
Rendezvous divers won't be disappointed to learn that Norman Island is surrounded by some of the BVI’s top dive sites. If you are a certified diver let us take you on one of our custom dive boats. Our experienced instructors will guide you on a dive that you will be reminiscing about over your favorite grog on the beach of Pirates Restaurant. With a full range of PADI courses always available, certified divers can easily advance their diving credentials. Dive sites in the Norman area are particularly conducive to PADI Fish ID, PADI Naturalist and PADI Boat Diver specialties.
If you are new to the underwater world, Sail Caribbean Divers is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center. Discover Scuba Diving with us! Your instructor provides a brief orientation, including an introduction to your equipment and safe diving practices. You then enter waist deep water from the beach to experience the excitement of breathing underwater. The final phase in your adventure is a boat ride to a nearby dive site where you will explore one of our spectacular sheltered reefs in 20-30 feet of water.
When you really enjoy the dives (and we know you will!), you can rendezvous with us later in the week to enjoy other fun dive sites, without repeating the academic & skills portions of the experience.
ABOUT NORMAN ISLAND
The British Virgin Islands are steeped in pirate history. Many famous names including Blackbeard, Sir Francis Drake and Jack Hawkins used the Virgin Islands as a staging ground for attacks on vessels laden with treasure (booty) headed back to Europe. All seafarers knew that the Virgin Islands boasted some of the most secure but unattended harbors in the West Indies. As a result, legendary pirate dens were established. One of the most notable dens was the Bight at Norman Island. Robert Louis Stevenson brought notoriety to this island and its anchorages with his novel Treasure Island where the story of Long John Silver is reputedly set.
Today, Norman Island offers one of the safest and most scenic harbors in the British Virgin Islands. No pirates to be found, but it is rumored that treasure remains hidden all over. The 600-acre island also boasts numerous hiking trails and a scenic white sand beach, which is home to Pirates Bight restaurant and Sail Caribbean Divers!
After a fun filled day on the water, Pirates Bight restaurant is renowned for some of the best cuisine in the BVI. Let them fill your belly and then browse the gift shop for some treasure to take home to the landlubbers. Reservations recommended.