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 dive services dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth considering are summarized directly 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
Caribbean Divers

If you're ready to take the plunge, 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. Working with professional and certified PADI instructors, Viva Diving offers dive courses for all skill levels. Even children can get in on the action with their Bubblemakers Program. You can reach them at (242) 373-4000.

The chart just below has details concerning area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Port Lucaya
Name Phone Location
Caribbean Divers (242) 373-1053 0.4 mi. North of Central Port Lucaya
Viva Diving Bahamas (242) 373-4000 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Port Lucaya

Dive Sites

Details regarding some of the area's major dive sites are shown in the chart below.

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 concerning diving, including useful tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, check out this extensive Caribbean diving article.


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