We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Golden Rock Dive Center

Features Animals
St. Eustatius, Caribbean
More
About Golden Rock Dive Center
Owner operated since 1994 Golden Rock Divers has a small dive shop feel with all the amenities you would expect from a world class dive destination without all the frills. Flexibility is our motto and adjusting to our customers needs and desires is how we can best ensure their satisfaction. Your safety and enjoyment are at the core of our operation and helping our guests to experience all Statia has to offer is our goal!
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See all hours
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travelers talk about

Golden Rock Dive Center
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
154Reviews0Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 144
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Suzi033 wrote a review Jul 2022
El Paso, Texas46 contributions17 helpful votes
Everything about our experience at Golden Rock was fantastic! It is the dive center that's perfect for people who like small groups, personalized diving, and a great variety of dive sites on an under-the-radar island. Sarah and Dave and their excellent staff -- Ciara, Gary and Jean -- are super-professional, friendly and helpful with any thing below and above the water. Dive sites varied from the 300-ft long wreck of the Charlie Brown, to acheaological sites, walls and plenty of small critters. We are planning our return trip soon!
Read more
Date of experience: June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from goldenrockdivecenter, Owner at Golden Rock Dive Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review Suzi! We enjoyed you both very much and look forward to diving with you again soon Happy bubbles! Your Statia Family
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Jackie049 wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions
If you like small personalized dive operations that provide big cool diving, you will LOVE Golden Rock Diving. Owners Dave and Sarah have partnered up with Managers Gary and Ciera and they have nailed it. Once you demonstrate you know how to hook up your gear they take it from there and you don't have to do anything but charge your camera. Most of the dive sites are within a 10 min boat trip aboard Stumpy which allows you to go back to the dive shop for snacks, drinks and restroom. Most dive sites are between 60-100 ft which means you seen pregnant nurse sharks, lobsters the size a a great dane, an octopus and seahorse all on one dive. The dive team will lay out exactly how they are going to get you in the water, down the site and back out again. My STRONG recommendation is to follow their instructions on the first couple of dives and once they see your needs and skills they are going to customize it and you will be a very happy diver. The diving is done in a marine habitat which means it is not fished out which is also going to make you a very happy diver. We stayed within walking distance of the dive shop and did not need a car as we just wanted to dive and relax. This is a small island with a laid back style and great diving. It reminds me of island diving of 30 years ago. But with this team in charge it is only a matter of time before the whole dive world finds out. Go now. And yes it is worth dealing with Winair.
Read more
Date of experience: May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from goldenrockdivecenter, Owner at Golden Rock Dive Center
Responded Jul 10, 2022
Jan! You are ruining our special secret here on Statia! Great review. Thank you very much. You guys were wonderful See you again soon! Happy bubbles Sarah, David Gary, Ciara
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lynn Mag wrote a review Jul 2022
Windwardside, Saba5 contributions3 helpful votes
Sarah and David run the type of dive shop you hope to experience. They pay attention to every guest as if they are all VIPs whether it’s dealing with their equipment or making sure they see everything possible on each dive. This level of service starts at the top and has obviously transferred to all of their great instructors and guides. Gary, Keira, Brian, Jean and Steve are all real pros. Each day We had multiple guides in the water as well as surface support; plenty of attention was paid to safety but it was also fun and a very enjoyable experience whether it was newer Divers or very experienced. They also have a cute shop with everything you need: convenient showers for after diving, a cold beverage and nice shirt selection—And a wonderful dog named Smokey!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from goldenrockdivecenter, Owner at Golden Rock Dive Center
Responded Jul 10, 2022
Aww! Such kind words. Thank you very much for your review. Smokey and Brian really appreciate it too 🤣 Hope to see you back again in the future Hugs from your Statia family!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
packedandready2go wrote a review Jul 2022
California798 contributions429 helpful votes
If it was possible I would give 6 stars to Sarah, David and their wonderful dive crew. From start to finish everything was first rate. Gary led an excellent team of dive guides. Talk about valet service. You do not need to touch your gear (other than during your dives) from start to finish. They rinse your equipment and hang it up after each day of diving. My b.c. Inflator free flowed before our first dive. They gave me a loner and fixed my problem by the time we arrived back at the shop for lunch. The diving is quite good and quite varied by Caribbean standards. Their are archaeological dives, more recent wreck dives, lots of lobster, shrimp and sting rays on most dives and the diving is relatively easy. Average boat ride to dive sites was about 8 minutes. Statia is an unheralded and underrated dive destination. Golden Rock Dive Center, you rock!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from goldenrockdivecenter, Owner at Golden Rock Dive Center
Responded Jul 10, 2022
Thank you for such a detailed and nice review. We had such a wonderful time with your group. Thank you for diving with us and we hope to see you back again! Elbow bumps from your Statia family!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
MSP wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
Great, personalized dive experience. Everyone is super laid back, but knowledgeable and experienced. We received a very individualized experience . Very informative about local history and other tourist options.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from goldenrockdivecenter, Owner at Golden Rock Dive Center
Responded Jul 10, 2022
Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your diving with us! Happy bubbles!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456