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.  

There are 4 dive services and at least 23 interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you want to go diving, you might want to contact 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 within downtown Nassau.

Another option is Bahama Divers. Explore the Caribbean Sea from beneath the surface of the water, and observe the tropical fish and diverse ecosystems that live in the Bahamian waters. With over 40 years experience scuba diving as well as training those new to the sport, Bahama Divers is known as one of the best dive centers in all of the Bahamas. You can reach them at (242) 393-5644.

A third 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're located in Cable Beach, New Providence Island.

Details concerning the area's dive services are shown in the following chart.

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

The chart right below shows 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

Take some time to look through this table to see a few details concerning 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 about snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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