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.  

You'll find 4 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 10 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into are shown in the table below.

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 should consider 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 located within Marsh Harbour, in eastern Abaco.

A second 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.

Still another option is Brendals Dive Center. Since its inception in 1985, Brendals Dive Center has successfully trained over 5,000 students. When it comes to learning how to scuba dive, you definitely want to work with someone you can trust. They're situated on Green Turtle Cay, in northwestern Abaco.

Review the table just below for details concerning area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Abaco
Name Phone Location Island
Brendals Dive Center (242) 365-4411 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fiddle Cay Green Turtle Cay
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

Check out this table for a few details 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

To learn more concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read our extensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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