The Dig Aquarium

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While "The Dig" may bring images of sand and dirt, that is not what you'll find here. The Dig at Atlantis is a stellar aquarium full of exotic exhibits themed to the sunk city of Atlantis. You will feel humbled by the sheer size of the tanks and variety of the animals.

The entire aquarium is designed to appear an ancient ruin that has sunk into the sea.

There are numerous, colorful ruins at the Dig that feature an even more numerous number of animals. The prime exhibits include the lobsters, lion-fish, grouper, seahorse, jellyfish, clown fish, and eel. All the exhibits and animals are brought into the mythology of Atlantis and given a part in a larger story.


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There are a number of ways to reach the Royal Towers where the Dig is located. Visitors can drive or take a bus over the main bridge into Paradise Island, or hire one of the many taxis and vans. Additionally, there are ferries that will take you straight to Atlantis' dock.

The Dig Aquarium, found within Atlantis Royal Towers, is located on Paradise Island, 1.3 miles east-northeast of downtown Nassau.

Nearby Restaurants

There are a multitude of dining options to select from in the area near The Dig Aquarium Marketplace, which has a menu full of International dishes, is also the closest restaurant to this aquarium. It is just about less than a hundred yards from The Dig Aquarium, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Dive Inn and Nobu are some of the additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Nobu you and your companions should be sure to eat some Japanese dishes and enjoy the culture of the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other activities nearby, including Atlantis Lagoon, which is a few hundred yards away Paradise Island. Also think about checking out Cloisters, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near The Dig Aquarium
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Atlantis Lagoon -- 0.1 mi. (0.6 km) ENE 0.4 mi. Northwest of Paradise Island
Cloisters Historic Site 0.9 mi. (0.7 km) E 0.4 mi. East of Paradise Island
Versailles Garden -- 0.9 mi. (0.7 km) E 0.4 mi. East of Paradise Island
Paradise Island Lighthouse Other Attraction 1.8 mi. (3.5 km) W 2.2 mi. West of Paradise Island
Dolphin Encounter Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (5.4 km) E 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Paradise Island
The Caves Historic Site 7.5 mi. (3.2 km) W 2.0 mi. West of Cable Beach
Bonefish Pond National Park -- 8.3 mi. (8.1 km) SW 5.0 mi. South West of Nassau
Primeval Forest -- 10.2 mi. (8.9 km) WSW 5.5 mi. South West of Cable Beach

More Information


The Dig costs between $25 and $30 per person depending on the season.


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