Scuba Diving Near Marsh Harbour

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Just off the coast of Marsh Harbour is perhaps one of the most unique dive sites in the world: an underground train wreck.  It actually ran aground while aboard a barge that was transporting it, but it is enough of a site to draw thousands of divers to see it each year.  If you're interested but have not yet learned the art of scuba diving, you can sign up for courses during your stay on the island. 

There are a couple of dive services, a dive shop, and a small number of dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering can be seen in the following chart.

Dive Shops Near Marsh Harbour
Name Type Phone Location Island
Froggies Out Island Adventures Dive Shop//12577 (242) 366-0431 Hopetown, 6.2 mi. East of Central Marsh Harbour Elbow Cay

If you're ready to dive, you should consider 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 are located within Marsh Harbour.

A second option is Froggies Out Island Adventures. Although Froggies specializes in scuba diving training and excursions, they also offer snorkeling and sightseeing tours. You can reach them at (242) 366-0431.

A few details concerning diving services in the area are shown below.

Dive Operators Near Marsh Harbour
Name Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco (800) 247-5338 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Froggies Out Island Adventures (242) 366-0431 Hopetown, 6.3 mi. East of Central Marsh Harbour Elbow Cay

Dive Sites

A few key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites can be seen in the following table.

Dive Sites Near Marsh Harbour
Name Latitude Longitude
Man-O-War Cay 26.5938272838 -77.0111655956
Mermaid’s Reef 26.553251968 -77.0559139252

For more information about diving, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read this detailed guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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