Scuba Diving Near Cable Beach

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While snorkeling continues to be much more popular amongst the trendy crowds that frequent Cable Beach, there are several off-shore reef systems that are certainly worth exploring if you're staying in this resort area.  You can sign up for certification courses if you aren't already trained in the sport, and if you are, rent out equipment or charter a scuba tour through a number of local companies. 

You'll find several dive operators and at least 4 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Stuart Cove's Diving

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to contact Stuart Cove's Diving. Stuart Cove's has many options and opportunities that you are sure to find a program that fits your wants. In addition to having basic dives and nighttime dives, they also have a special shark program where you can swim with sharks! They are found in downtown Nassau, 4.2 mi. East of central Cable Beach.

A second option is Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers. If you've never dived before, you can sign up for certification course for one day of your stay at Sandals, then get out on the water for a 40 foot open water tank dive the next day. There are also specialized dives for those who have been previously certified. You can reach them at (242) 327-6400.

Still another option is Custom Aquatics. With Custom Aquatics, you are paying for a fully day of diving aboard a private boat with your own guide and instructor. Use of wet suits and equipment is included. They're found within Cable Beach.

The table below enables you to get a few details regarding dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Cable Beach
Name Phone Location
Custom Aquatics (242) 362-1492 1.8 mi. East of Central Cable Beach
Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers (242) 327-6400 0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach
Stuart Cove's Diving (242) 362-4171 Downtown Nassau, 4.2 mi. East of Central Cable Beach

Dive Sites

Check out the chart below for a few details regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Cable Beach
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
De La Salle Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 69.9 25.09725 -77.358
The Lighthouse Good -- 59.1 25.0875 -77.3500666667
Travellers's Rest Wall Fair Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 25.073 -77.4755833333
Trinity Caves Fair -- 49.9 25.08995 -77.35955

To learn more about diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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