Scuba Diving Near Great Guana Cay

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Great Guana Cay is beloved by divers because they can participate in what is known as beach-entry diving.  This means a very well-developed coral reef system is located just 50 feet off shore, so no boat is necessary to get started.  If you'd like to go deeper the Great Abaco Barrier Reef is within easy reach.

There are 3 dive services and at least 4 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you might want to contact Dive Guana. With Dive Guana, you can spend your days exploring the wonders that lie beneath the surface of the sea including live coral reef and shipwrecks. Dive Guana has half and full day diving and snorkeling trips to offer, PADI certification courses, and even equipment rentals. They are found within southeastern Great Guana Cay.

Another good option is Dive Abaco. Operating out of Conch Inn Resort and Marina, Dive Abaco is your full-service scuba diving facility. Not only can you sign up for certification courses and participate in dives, but this company will also set you up with a place to stay and include diving as part of a package deal. They can be reached at (800) 247-5338.

Still another option is Treasure Divers. The main event with Treasure Divers is a daily two-tank morning dive to the one of the largest barrier reed in the world the Abaco Reef. Throughout the day, other dive excursions are offered that will take you to your desired dive sites. They're located within Treasure Cay, West of Great Guana Cay.

The following table has a few details regarding the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Great Guana Cay
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco (800) 247-5338 5.9 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco
Dive Guana (242) 365-5178 0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Great Guana Cay Great Guana Cay
Treasure Divers (242) 365-8571 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco

Dive Sites

The chart right below enables you to get some key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Great Guana Cay
Name Quality Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Fisher's Bay -- -- 26.6664097536 -77.1220588661
Fowl Cay Preserve Excellent 98.4 26.63465 -77.04695
Nippers -- -- 26.6716253206 -77.1035194374
Water Cay Wrecks -- -- 26.6061066271 -77.1752738929

To learn more about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean diving article.


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