Scuba Diving Near Nassau

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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.  

You'll find several 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 check with Stuart Cove's Diving. Fans of the movie "Flipper" may recognize this place, as in addition to being a fully functioning dive center, it was the set of the movie! You can join them today as they set out on another adventure to the many spots around New Providence that feature diverse and thriving ecosystems. They are found within 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. You can call them at (242) 362-1492.

Still another 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 has details concerning dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Nassau
Name Phone Location
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

You can look through the following table for information concerning 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

Look through the following table to see some information concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

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

For more information about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our comprehensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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