Scuba Diving Near Port Lucaya

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Diving near Port Lucaya is a unique experience.  Not only can you hit up the typical wrecks and reefs, but dives that target areas known for heavy shark and dolphin activity are the most popular option.  If you're more adventurous than the average scuba diver, this is the destination for you.

You'll find two dive services, a dive shop, and at least 7 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are summarized down below.

Dive Shops Near Port Lucaya
Name Type Phone Location Island
Underwater Explorers Society At Port Lucaya Dive Shop//12577 (800) 992-3483 0.2 mi. North of Central Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island

If you want to go diving, you might want to check with Caribbean Divers. All of the top local dive sites are within a five to 10 minute boat ride from the center. This facility offers resort classes and PADI certification in addition to daily dives. They are located in northern Port Lucaya.

Another good option is Viva Diving Bahamas. Set right on the beach, Viva Diving is a five-star PADI certified dive resort which offers a full selection of courses and classes with friendly instructors. They can be reached at (242) 373-4000.

A few details concerning area dive operators can be seen in the chart below.

Dive Operators Near Port Lucaya
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Divers (242) 373-9111 0.4 mi. North of Central Port Lucaya
Viva Diving Bahamas (242) 373-4000 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Port Lucaya

Dive Sites

View the following chart for some key facts concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Port Lucaya
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Ben's Blue Hole Very Good -- 49.9 26.5272666667 -78.5853833333
Ben's Cavern Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.9 26.548 -78.6374
Hydro Lab Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 44.9 26.5034666667 -78.61645
Pygmy canyon Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 80.1 26.50515 -78.6155
Sea Star II Wreck Very Good -- 92.8 26.5251833333 -78.5842666667
Shark Junction Good Open Water / CMAS * 44.9 26.5031166667 -78.6166666667
Theo's Wreck Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 101.7 26.4829333333 -78.6702

For more information about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, check out our detailed discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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