Scuba Diving Near Paradise Island

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With easy access to the Great Bahama Bank, diving from this destination is an adventure.  Sites range from shallow reefs, a 200-foot wide natural opening called the Lost Blue Hole, and several shipwrecks.  Many hotels on the island offer introductory diving, and there are a few operators available take those with a bit of training out to see what wonders are hidden beneath the surface of the sea. 

There are two dive operators and at least 6 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you can check with 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 are located in Cable Beach, West of Paradise Island.

Another 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. You can call them at (242) 327-6400.

The chart below lists details concerning dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Paradise Island
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

Dive Sites

A few key facts concerning some of the area's dive sites are shown in the table below.

Dive Sites Near Paradise Island
Name Quality 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
Montagu Bay Diving -- -- 25.0744434533 -77.3043966293
Paradise Rocks -- -- 25.0918272348 -77.3189556599
The Lighthouse Good 59.1 25.0875 -77.3500666667

For more information concerning snorkeling, including suggestions and helpful tips skilled divers as well as beginners, read our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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