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 several dive operators and at least 8 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving

If you'd like to go diving, you should consider 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 located on Andros.

A second option is Tiamo Resorts Diving. Open water dives take guests out to the third largest barrier reef in the world, which is located just about 10 minutes away from the coast by boat. You can call them 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.

Some key facts concerning the area's dive operators are provided right below.

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

Check the table below to get a feel for the typical 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

Some information concerning some of the area's dive sites are provided in the table below.

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 concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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