Scuba Diving Near New Providence Island

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Set at the north end of the Great Bahama Bank, diving the waters that surround New Providence Island is an unforgettable experience.  Dive options range from shallow reefs to drop-offs, and even shipwrecks and dives specifically to see sharks.  

You'll find several dive services and at least 23 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Stuart Cove's Diving

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 found in downtown Nassau.

Another good option is Bahama Divers. Bahama Divers can take you to the best diving spots around New Providence. If you do not yet know how to dive, that is not an issue, they have introductory lessons and can train you in all the correct procedures and those who just aren't ready to take the plunge can sign up for snorkeling trips. They can be reached at (242) 393-5644.

A third good 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're found within Cable Beach, New Providence Island.

Check the following table to learn more about the area's dive services.

Dive Operators Near New Providence Island
Name Phone Location
Bahama Divers (242) 393-5644 1.5 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

Review the following chart for information concerning the approximate cost of typical 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

You can look at the following table for some key facts regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near New Providence Island
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Athol Island Dive -- -- -- 25.0780778297 -77.2869515419
Atlantis Beach Diving -- -- -- 25.0899203866 -77.3220589757
Cabbage Beach Dive -- -- -- 25.0879989337 -77.3085486889
Caribe Breeze Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 68.9 24.9798 -77.535
Cessna Wreck Good -- 35.1 25.0073 -77.5502166667
Clifton Wall Good -- 65.0 25.0049166667 -77.55065
DC3 Wall Good -- 65.0 25.00605 -77.5519333333
David Tucker Wreck Good -- 49.9 25.0086166667 -77.5567333333
De La Salle Wreck Good Open Water / CMAS * 69.9 25.09725 -77.358
Hollywood Bowl Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 82.0 25.0302333333 -77.5569166667
Lampton Wall Fair -- 65.0 25.0339666667 -77.5617666667
Landing Craft Wreck Good -- 49.2 25.0716 -77.2294166667
Montagu Bay Diving -- -- -- 25.0744434533 -77.3043966293
Paradise Rocks -- -- -- 25.0918272348 -77.3189556599
Sand Chute Good Open Water / CMAS * 65.0 25.0101666667 -77.5614666667
Sea Viking Wreck Fair Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 85.3 24.9661333333 -77.5102666667
Steel Forest Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 95.1 24.9833 -77.54695
The James Bond Wrecks Good -- 45.9 25.00765 -77.5544666667
The Lighthouse Good -- 59.1 25.0875 -77.3500666667
Travellers's Rest Wall Fair Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 25.073 -77.4755833333
Trinity Caves Fair -- 49.9 25.08995 -77.35955
Tunnel Wall Fair Open Water / CMAS * 131.2 25.0386333333 -77.5580666667
Twin Sister Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 69.9 24.9782833333 -77.54185

For more information concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.

 

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