Scuba Diving Near Eleuthera

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There are numerous reefs around Eleuthera that divers frequent, including the Devil's Backbone, a collection of manmade wreck reefs; the Plateau, which was featured in national Geographic; and the Current Cut, a drift dive.  Experienced divers won't be able to get enough of these underwater systems, and those who are not yet certified, can become so by signing up for courses on the island. 

You'll find two dive services, some dive shops, and at least 8 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shops worth considering are provided here:

Dive Shops Near Eleuthera
Name Phone Location Island
Clearwater Dive Shop (242) 332-2146 Governors Harbour, Southern part of Eleuthera Eleuthera
Valentines Dive Center (242) 333-2080 1.8 mi. East of Central Mano Creek Harbour Island

If you're ready to take the plunge, you can check with Ocean Fox Diving. Ocean Fox Dive Shop, based out of Davis Harbour Marina on Eleuthera, is a small, locally owned scuba diving shop able to handle all of your scuba needs. Not only do they specialize in creating dive packages that focus on what you want to see, but they also offer PADI certification courses for those who have not yet had the opportunity to learn everything they need for an open water dive. They are located in Waterford, in southern Eleuthera.

A second option is Valentines Diving. As the leading PADI dive resort in the Harbour Island area, expect to experience some of the best diving in the Bahamas when embarking on an underwater adventure with Valentine's Dive Center. You can call them at (242) 333-2080.

The following chart has a few details regarding the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Eleuthera
Name Phone Location Island
Ocean Fox Diving (242) 334-6300 2.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Green Castle Eleuthera
Valentines Diving (242) 333-2080 0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Dunmore Town Harbour Island

Dive Services

Take a moment to read the following chart to learn more about the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 150.0 $ 200.0
Double Tank Dive $ 119.0 $ 170.0
Night Dive $ 110.0 $ 130.0
Open Water Certification $ 530.0 $ 650.0
Single Tank Dive $ 90.0 $ 130.0

Dive Sites

Take a look at the following table to see a few details regarding some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Eleuthera
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Current Cut -- -- -- 25.4033314969 -76.792585373
Current Cut Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 65.6 25.4035666667 -76.79225
Devil's Backbone -- -- -- 25.5606181338 -76.6973562241
Devil's Backbone Good -- 36.1 25.5770333333 -76.6869
Glass Window Bridge Good Open Water / CMAS * 62.3 25.4381666667 -76.6036
Highborn Key Wall Very Good -- 196.9 24.7250833333 -76.8025833333
Off Cape Eleuthera Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 164.0 24.8172333333 -76.3499166667
Off The Wall Excellent Open Water / CMAS * 91.9 24.8446166667 -76.3736833333

For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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