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.  

There are several dive services and at least 6 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're ready to go diving, you should consider 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 located in downtown Nassau.

A second option is Custom Aquatics. Offering the most personalized, VIP experience on the island, Custom Aquatics aims to make your scuba diving adventure like nothing you've every experienced before. From the time you're picked up by your private driver to the time you return, every moment is carefully crafted to make sure you have the very best time possible. You can reach them at (242) 362-1492.

A third option is Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers. If you've never dived before, you can sign up for certification course for one day of your stay at Sandals, then get out on the water for a 40 foot open water tank dive the next day. There are also specialized dives for those who have been previously certified. They're found in Cable Beach, Northwest of Nassau.

Be sure to look through this table for 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

Check out the chart below for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

The following chart provides some information regarding 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 snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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