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 services and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

If you'd like to go diving, you might want to contact 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 are located in Cable Beach, West of Paradise Island.

Another good option is Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers. Known for offering the most comprehensive dive program in the Caribbean, Sandals Royal Bahamian Divers gets guests out on --and under -- the water as part of their stay. They can be reached at (242) 327-6400.

The following table provides a few details concerning diving services in the area.

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 details regarding some of the area's dive sites are provided in this table:

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 diving, including helpful suggestions and tips skilled divers as well as beginners, check out our extensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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