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 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Small Hope Bay Lodge Diving

If you're ready to dive, you might want to 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 located on Andros.

Another 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. 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 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 in southeastern Andros.

A few details concerning the area's dive services are provided in the following table.

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 (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

View this table for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

Check this table to see a few details concerning some of the area's better-known 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 concerning diving, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this exhaustive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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