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.


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

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.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting the aquarium, you're going to be in luck -- you will find numerous choices of restaurants near this attraction. Dive Inn, which has a menu full of American fare, offers convenient access to this aquarium. The eatery is a slight ways away, but out of the way enough that you may decide to make advance plans for using a means of transport to visit there. Also within reach, you and your group will have restaurants such as Nobu and Blue Lagoon where you will want to try a bit of International meals and experience the culture of the Bahamas.

Nearby Attractions

Other local attractions include Atlantis Lagoon, which is a few hundred yards away Paradise Island. You might want to also consider checking out Cloisters, which is another nearby attraction.

Aquariums are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's more to visit in the Bahamas. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to The Dig Aquarium.

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.

Location: Paradise Island, New Providence


(242) 363-3000



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