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 3 dive services, a dive shop, and at least 10 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are displayed in the chart 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

A few details regarding diving services in the area are provided in this chart:

Dive Operators Near Abaco
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco (800) 247-5338 5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco
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

The following chart offers some information regarding 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 helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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