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. 

There are two dive services, some dive shops, and at least 8 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

Valentines Dive Center

The dive shops you'll be able to find are summarized in the following table.

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
Valentines Diving

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact 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 found within Waterford, in southern Eleuthera.

A second option is Valentines Diving. Valentine's offers many fun activities for a variety of customers, including daily dives, snorkeling, private charters, and multilevel certification courses. Rental equipment is also available at Valentines Dive Center for those who would like to kayak, paddle board, or go on a fishing charter. They can be reached at (242) 333-2080.

The chart right below has a few details concerning 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

Check out the following table 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

A few details regarding some of the area's dive sites are provided here:

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

To learn more concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our exhaustive Caribbean scuba diving article.

 

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