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 operators and at least 4 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to dive, you might want to contact Dive Guana. Dive Guana is Great Guana Cay's full service dive center. Offering both PADI instruction and certification as well as daily dives, and even snorkeling trips for those who are interested in something a little less intense, and all of your underwater needs are covered. They are found within southeastern Great Guana Cay.

Another good option is Dive Abaco. Everything scuba -- and snorkeling -- is available through Dive Abaco. This includes all of your certification courses, a number of different dive trips, equipment rentals, underwater photography, night dives, and more. You can reach them at (800) 247-5338.

A third 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 found in Treasure Cay, West of Great Guana Cay.

The following table summarizes some key facts concerning diving services in the area.

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

A few details regarding some of the area's major dive sites are shown here:

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 skilled divers as well as beginners, read our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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