Scuba Diving Near Abaco

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Diving in the Abacos is a little different than many other locations in the Bahamas because the reefs here are exposed to the Atlantic Ocean.  Most sites are 60 feet or less and exposed to cooler waters forming hard reef systems to protect themselves from harsh conditions.  There are many tunnels and caverns to be explored in this area, sloping walls, and even the chance to see sharks.  

There are several dive services, a dive shop, and at least 10 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering can be seen here:

Dive Shops Near Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Froggies Out Island Adventures Dive Shop//12577 (242) 366-0431 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

If you're looking forward to diving, you can check with Dive Abaco. Operating out of Conch Inn Resort and Marina, Dive Abaco is your full-service scuba diving facility. Not only can you sign up for certification courses and participate in dives, but this company will also set you up with a place to stay and include diving as part of a package deal. They are found within Marsh Harbour, in eastern Abaco.

Another good option is Dive Guana. With Dive Guana, you can spend your days exploring the wonders that lie beneath the surface of the sea including live coral reef and shipwrecks. Dive Guana has half and full day diving and snorkeling trips to offer, PADI certification courses, and even equipment rentals. You can reach them at (242) 365-5178.

A third good option is Froggies Out Island Adventures. Although Froggies specializes in scuba diving training and excursions, they also offer snorkeling and sightseeing tours. They're located in Hopetown, in eastern Abaco.

Review the table below to learn more about the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Abaco
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco (800) 247-5338 5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco
Dive Guana (242) 365-5178 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Great Guana Cay Great Guana Cay
Froggies Out Island Adventures (242) 366-0431 0.0 mi. South West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

Dive Sites

The chart directly below enables you to learn some information concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Abaco
Name Latitude Longitude
Crab Kay Wrecks 26.8059205687 -77.3548316932
Fisher's Bay 26.6664097536 -77.1220588661
Fowl Cay Preserve 26.63465 -77.04695
Man-O-War Cay 26.5938272838 -77.0111655956
Manjack Cay 26.8348744226 -77.3928451538
Mermaid’s Reef 26.553251968 -77.0559139252
Nippers 26.6716253206 -77.1035194374
Pelican Cays Dive 26.3929830126 -76.9944591523
Seagardens 26.7797178612 -77.323760984
Water Cay Wrecks 26.6061066271 -77.1752738929

For more information about diving, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read our extensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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