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.  

You'll find 3 dive operators and at least 6 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Stuart Cove's Diving

If you'd like to go diving, you should consider 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.

Another good 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. They can be reached at (242) 362-1492.

A third good 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 located within Cable Beach, Northwest of Nassau.

The following chart provides you with a few details concerning diving services in the area.

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

The chart directly below lists the approximate 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

Take some time to look through the following table for some information concerning some of the area's 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 useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read this comprehensive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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