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 services, a dive shop, and at least 9 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are listed down below.

Dive Shops Near Grand Bahama
Name Type Phone Location Island
Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya Dive Shop//12577 (800) 992-3483 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Caribbean Divers

If you're ready to take the plunge, you might want to check with Sunn Odyssey Divers. Sunn Odyssey Divers is a small, locally owned business with a staff that it highly trained and certified. Their safety record is unmatched, with no accidents in over 20 years of service. They are located on Grand Bahama Island.

Another option is Caribbean Divers. A small dive center which specializes in helping local resort guests train up and participate in scuba diving excursions, Caribbean Divers has over 30 years of experience in the field. They can be reached at (242) 373-1053.

A third good option is Viva Diving Bahamas. Set right on the beach, Viva Diving is a five-star PADI certified dive resort which offers a full selection of courses and classes with friendly instructors. They're situated in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Some key facts regarding the area's dive services are provided below.

Dive Operators Near Grand Bahama
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Divers (242) 373-1053 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

Take a minute to read the following chart to get a feel for 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

Take some time to look through the chart below to see a few details concerning some of the area's better-known 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 diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our exhaustive Caribbean diving page.


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