About us

find out more about our history, crew and boats

Sunchaser Scuba was originally founded in 1975 by the famous Bert Kilbride.
Over the years Kilbrides Underwater Tours evolved into the currently known Sunchaser Scuba.
Sunchaser Scuba has been a staple  for diving in the British Virgin Islands.
Our experienced crew of PADI dive instructors are passionate about the underwater world and love to share their knowledge with you. Come on our custom built dive boats and let our crew take you for a diving trip of your lifetime in the British Virgin Islands.

We are located at the Bitter End Yacht Club in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda.
Being in one of the calmest anchorages in the British Virgin Islands is an advantage for us and you.
Come and see our dive shop and find your new favorite shirt or replace that mask you just lost.
Stop by and have a chat with one of our fantastic staff members and see how we can make your vacation even better. Our crew is happy to help you out!

Sign up today for your first dive trip ever or join us again so we can take you to your favorite dive spot in the British Virgin Islands.

Get to know the dive crew!

ben williams

Crew member Ben

Ben is one of our PADI MSDT’s (dive instructor) who has been teaching since 2007. He was born in 1984 and is from Poole, a place in the south of England. Before working at Sunchaser Scuba he worked in Thailand, Mexico and Costa Rica. Ben is easily likable, very patient and easy going.
Ben's favorite course to teach is the PADI Discover Scuba diving experience.

Ben says diving is 'amazing'.

kay van leuven

Crew member Kay

Kay is also a PADI MSDT (dive instructor) who has been teaching since 2009. Kay was born in Belgium in 1985. Before working at Sunchaser Scuba she worked in Ireland, France, Australia, Mexico and Costa Rica. Kay loves to teach all levels of dive courses and enjoys getting to know the customers. This is helped by her ability to teach in 5 languages. 

Kay says diving is 'awesome'

ryan duncan

Crew member Ryan

The newest addition to our crew is PADI Instructor Ryan. This fun loving South African joined our team after leaving his hometown, where he was born in 1991. In South Africa, Ryan used to drive ribs and dive of them, therefore learning to drive our boats was an easy transition. Having a background in Diesel Mechanics makes him a great addition to our team. 

Ryan says we 'must' go diving.

Get to know the dive boats!


Dive boat Sunchaser

Sunchaser is a custom built Fitz dive boat.
She is the largest of the fleet at 40ft.
She can comfortably take up to 16 divers.

Miss Lavelle

Dive boat Miss Lavelle

Miss Lavelle is a custom built Bradley dive boat.
She weighs in at 39ft.
She can comfortably take up to 12 divers. 

Ramming Speed

Small boat Ramming Speed

Ramming Speed is a Shamrock.
At 18ft she is not really a dive boat.
She is used by the crew and for commercial work.