Scuba Diving Near Grand Bahama

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A broad bank bordered by a shallow reef extends off the coast of Grand Bahama, which continues on to a slow drop off.  The perfection of these waters for snorkeling and diving is almost unbelievable, and anyone who visits should give it a try.  Fortunately, there are several local dive organizations that can train you as well as take you out on open waters. 

There are 5 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 9 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are provided here:

Dive Shops Near Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location Island
Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya Dive Shop//12577 (242) 373-1244 Port Lucaya, Southwestern part of Grand Bahama Grand Bahama Island

Be sure to look through the following chart to obtain information about the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near Grand Bahama
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Divers (242) 373-9111 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Grand Bahama Scuba Ltd (242) 373-6775 Grand Bahama Island
Stuart Cove Seafaries (242) 350-6500 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central West End
Sunn Odyssey Divers (242) 373-4014 Grand Bahama Island
Viva Diving Bahamas (242) 373-4000 1.7 mi. South West of Central Garden of the Groves

Dive Services

The following table provides the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 100.0 $ 140.0
Double Tank Dive $ 90.0 $ 115.0
Night Dive $ 75.0 $ 85.0
Open Water Certification $ 375.0 $ 600.0
Single Tank Dive $ 45.0 $ 60.0

Dive Sites

Glance through the table just below to see a few details concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Grand Bahama
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Angel Grand Good Open Water / CMAS * 52.5 26.4681166667 -78.41355
Ben's Blue Hole Very Good -- 49.9 26.5272666667 -78.5853833333
Ben's Cavern Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.9 26.548 -78.6374
Hydro Lab Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 44.9 26.5034666667 -78.61645
Pygmy canyon Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 80.1 26.50515 -78.6155
Sea Star II Wreck Very Good -- 92.8 26.5251833333 -78.5842666667
Shark Junction Good Open Water / CMAS * 44.9 26.5031166667 -78.6166666667
The Cutt Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.9 26.7456166667 -77.8711
Theo's Wreck Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 101.7 26.4829333333 -78.6702

For more information about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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