Scuba Diving Near Great Exuma

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With just two professional dive organizations on Great Exuma, there isn't a great diversity of training options.  Fortunately, you'll find both operations to be top-notch.  One is available only to guests of Sandals resort, while the other is open to all who have an interest in the sport.

There are dive services dive services and a small number of interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to contact Sandals Emerald Bay Divers. Whether fully certified or completely new to the idea of scuba diving, you can give it a try when you stay at Sandals Emerald Bay. Here, they offer one of the top dive programs in the Caribbean, plus offer specialized trips out to local dive sites for those who have experience. They are located in northwestern Great Exuma.

Another option is Dive Exuma. Dive Exuma is the only independent scuba diving organization on the island of Great Exuma. They operate out of the Government Dock in Georgetown, which makes them easily accessible for most, and because they specialize in safety and training courses, you know that this PADI Five Star Resort is a group of divers that you can rely on. They can be reached at (242) 336-2893.

Some information regarding the area's dive operators can be seen in this table:

Dive Operators Near Great Exuma
Name Phone Location
Dive Exuma (242) 336-2893 George Town, Central Great Exuma
Sandals Emerald Bay Divers (242) 336-6800 9.8 mi. Southeast of Central Blow Hole Cay

Dive Sites

Glance through the following chart for details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Great Exuma
Name Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Connected dott 55.1 23.5846 -75.8545
Seabass 49.9 23.65805 -75.9427333333

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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