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.
The dive shops worth considering are provided here:
|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.
|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|
Take a moment to read the following chart to learn more about the typical cost of dive services in this area.
|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|
Take a look at the following table to see a few details regarding some of the area's major dive sites.
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||65.6||25.4035666667||-76.79225|
|Good||Open Water / CMAS *||62.3||25.4381666667||-76.6036|
|Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||164.0||24.8172333333||-76.3499166667|
|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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