Scuba Diving Near Andros

Photo credit © Small Hope Bay Lodge

The Andros Reef, which is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, is just a 10 minute boat ride from most docks on Andros.  Thanks to preservation efforts by the Andros Conservancy and Trust, the reef remains unspoiled and a beautiful destination for divers of all skill levels.  If you're PADI certified, you won't want to skip the chance to view this natural underwater system, and if you aren't certified, don't worry!  You can do so through a number of resources while on Andros. 

You'll find 5 dive operators and at least 8 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving

If you're ready to go diving, you can check with Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving. The dive shop at Small Hope Bay Lodge is located right on the dock and can supply guests with all the gear they need for daily dives. The staff is highly-qualified and the equipment is well-maintained. They are found on Andros.

A second option is Tiamo Resorts Diving. Tiamo Resort on South Andros is a well-loved property thanks in part to the number of daily activities offered to guests. This includes scuba diving. They can be reached at (242) 225-6871.

A third option is Andros Diving. Operating out of the Andros Beach Club in Kemp's Bay is Andros Diving, known as one of the top dive companies in the area, has offered certification courses and open water dives for over a decade. Their fully certified staff loves to dive just as much as their guests, placing you with the right company. They're located within southeastern Andros.

Be sure to look at the following table for details concerning diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Andros
Name Phone Location Island
Andros Beach Club Dive (954) 681-4818 0.9 mi. North of Central Deep Creek Settlement South Andros Island
Andros Diving (954) 681-4818 9.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Congo Town South Andros Island
Kamalame Diving (800) 790-7971 25.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Clifton Bay North Andros Island
Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving (800) 223-6961 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Andros Town North Andros Island
Tiamo Resorts Diving (242) 225-6871 2.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Congo Town Central Andros

Dive Services

The chart below has the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 100.0 $ 160.0
Double Tank Dive $ 110.0 $ 240.0
Night Dive $ 90.0 $ 110.0
Open Water Certification $ 450.0 $ 850.0
Single Tank Dive $ 90.0 $ 125.0

Dive Sites

Take some time to look through the table below to see details regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Andros
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Andros Barrier Reef -- -- -- 24.912324643 -77.8967571259
Andros Island - Amphitheatre Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 24.8650666667 -77.8711
Back Side of the Blue Hole Good Open Water / CMAS * 89.9 24.8133833333 -77.84865
Blue Hole 2nd Level Good Open Water / CMAS * 140.1 24.8134666667 -77.8493
Blue Hole 3rd Level Good -- 190.0 24.81285 -77.8490333333
Guardian Inland Blue Hole Good -- 299.9 24.5113666667 -77.7209833333
Little Frenchman Inland Blue Hole Good -- 169.9 24.5068666667 -77.72225
Shark Encounter Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 24.8880666667 -77.5234

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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