Scuba Diving Near Nassau

Photo credit © Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, Nassau

The gorgeous waters that lie off the coast of Nassau are just waiting to be explored on all sides.  Clear waters equal dozens of feet up to a hundred feet of visability, allowing even inexperienced divers to catch great glimpses of coral reef teeming with vibrantly colored fish and deep wrecks that are haunting in their beauty.  

There are 4 dive operators and at least 6 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Stuart Cove's Diving

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact Stuart Cove's Diving. Stuart Cove's has many options and opportunities that you are sure to find a program that fits your wants. In addition to having basic dives and nighttime dives, they also have a special shark program where you can swim with sharks! They are found in downtown Nassau.

A second option is Custom Aquatics. With Custom Aquatics, you are paying for a fully day of diving aboard a private boat with your own guide and instructor. Use of wet suits and equipment is included. They can be reached at (242) 362-1492.

A third option is Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers. Known for offering the most comprehensive dive program in the Caribbean, Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers gets guests out on --and under -- the water as part of their stay. They're located in Cable Beach, Northwest of Nassau.

The following chart enables you to learn some information concerning diving services in the area.

Dive Operators Near Nassau
Name Phone Location
Aggressor Adventures (800) 348-2628 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Custom Aquatics (242) 362-1492 3.6 mi. Northwest of Central Nassau
Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers (242) 327-6400 0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cable Beach
Stuart Cove's Diving (242) 362-4171 Downtown Nassau

Dive Services

The table directly below lists the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 125.0 $ 160.0
Double Tank Dive $ 115.0 $ 155.0
Night Dive $ 80.0 $ 90.0
Open Water Certification $ 425.0 $ 600.0
Single Tank Dive $ 60.0 $ 80.0

Dive Sites

A few key facts regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites can be seen in this chart:

Dive Sites Near Nassau
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Atlantis Beach Diving -- -- -- 25.0899203866 -77.3220589757
De La Salle Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 69.9 25.09725 -77.358
Montagu Bay Diving -- -- -- 25.0744434533 -77.3043966293
Paradise Rocks -- -- -- 25.0918272348 -77.3189556599
The Lighthouse Good -- 59.1 25.0875 -77.3500666667
Trinity Caves Fair -- 49.9 25.08995 -77.35955

To learn more concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read this comprehensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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