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. 

There are 4 dive operators and at least 8 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to check with Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving. Small Hope Bay Lodge offers dives off the Andros Barrier Reef and around 60 other sites daily for guests who are certified and interested in spending some time exploring the sea life of the area. They are found within Andros.

Another good 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 on South Andros Island is Andros Diving. This operation is known as one of the top dive companies in the area, and has been offering certification courses and open water dives to visitors for over a decade. They're located in southeastern Andros.

Check out this table for a list of diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Andros
Name Phone Location Island
Andros Diving (954) 681-4818 9.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Congo Town South Andros Island
Kamalame Diving (305) 677-6525 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 right below provides 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

The table below offers a few details regarding some of the area's 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

For more information concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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