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 4 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 10 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are listed 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 ready to dive, you might want to check with Dive Abaco. Everything scuba -- and snorkeling -- is available through Dive Abaco. This includes all of your certification courses, a number of different dive trips, equipment rentals, underwater photography, night dives, and more. They are located in Marsh Harbour, in eastern Abaco.

Another good option is Dive Guana. Dive Guana is Great Guana Cay's full service dive center. Offering both PADI instruction and certification as well as daily dives, and even snorkeling trips for those who are interested in something a little less intense, and all of your underwater needs are covered. They can be reached 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 found within Hopetown, in eastern Abaco.

Details concerning the area's dive services are shown directly below.

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
Treasure Divers (242) 365-8571 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco

Dive Sites

Take some time to look through the following chart to see some information concerning some of the area's major 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 concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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