Dive The Bahamas
The Islands Of The Bahamas offer an array of dive experiences like no other destination in the world. You’ll find sunken Spanish galleons, inland blue holes, underwater caves and forest-like coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life. You can even feed and swim with reef sharks—an experience sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Explore what else makes The Bahamas the most complete diving destination in the world.
Snorkeling & Family Diving
Unmatched water visibility combined with a striking spectrum of blues and lush coral reefs, makes The Bahamas unmatched as a destination for snorkeling and family diving. Today, more and more people are rediscovering the simple joys of snorkeling and free diving.
Blue Holes, Caverns, Caves
Whether inland or submerged in the sea, the incredible blue holes of The Bahamas offer a truly unique dive experience. The greatest concentration of blue holes is found inland and in the shallows of Andros Island, where more than 50 blue holes have been recorded. Scattered throughout the island, blue holes, caverns and caves provide spectacular diving experiences.
Dolphin & Shark Encounters
Dolphin encounters are some of the most popular diving experiences in The Bahamas. Nowhere else can you find more opportunities to swim with these beautiful marine mammals, in the open ocean or inside a marine mammal facility. Dolphins are not the only big animals in The Bahamas. A shark dive may offer the most thrilling 45 minutes you'll ever spend underwater.
Walls & Reefs
Dive the walls and reefs of The Bahamas for incredible underwater adventure. The world’s third largest barrier reef is found in The Bahamas, along with hundreds of other sites with breathtaking aquatic vistas. Wall diving is not for the faint-of-heart. These great underwater trenches plunge thousands of feet deep. It is along these escarpments that the beauty of coral spires and sponges is fully realized.
A good wreck is a great dive, and The Bahamas offers many great natural and artificial wreck dives. They can be found in all conditions and at all depths. Shallow wrecks are exposed to lots of sunlight and have an abundant fish life. Congregations of snappers, grunts, angelfish and parrotfish are everywhere. With such exceptionally clear water, there is nothing like seeing a deep wreck from a distance in Bahamian waters.
Eleuthera & Harbour Island
Eleuthera offers some of the finest blue hole, cave and reef diving anywhere, with exceptional dive facilities and more natural wrecks than any other island of The Bahamas. The Devil’s Backbone, a shallow and jagged reef, extends across the northern edge of the island. Forests of Elkhorns, star and brain corals are crowned by sea fans. Lobsters peek from holes in the ocean floor and eels wind through the reef. You can also feed the fish, take a dip in the inland “Ocean Hole” or swim through the drift dive called Current Cut.
San Salvador is renowned for great diving, with more than 50 dive sites located on the island's lee side. Some of the unusual ones include Devil's Claw and Vicky's Reef, home to stingrays and sharks; and French Bay, known for its elkhorn and staghorn coral. You'll find you can also dive into crevasses and caves, and along a wall with black coral trees and sponges.
The Abaco Islands are known as one of the world’s top boating and sailing destinations due to its calm sea surrounded by charming islands. However, those qualities also make The Abaco Islands a very popular dive spot, with several protected underwater reefs, swim-through caves and invigorating marine life.
Nassau & Paradise Island
If you’re looking for an amazing diving experience, you’ll find it here in the waters surrounding Nassau/Paradise Island. Mysterious blue holes and caves, historical wrecks and vibrant living reefs, soaring wall dives and thrilling shark watches all await learning and experienced divers.
These islands are some of the most spectacular places in The Bahamas to enjoy the undersea world. Vast beds of undisturbed coral reef bustle with brightly colored schools of fish. The Amberjack Reef, a patch reef, houses several types of sharks. You can explore Mystery Cave, a 400-foot-deep blue hole, dropping from 15 to 100 feet. There are also several excellent wall dives and the Austin Smith Wreck. And "Thunderball Grotto" is a must-see.
Average Water Temps
The temperature of our crystal-blue water averages an amazing 80°F year-round. Which means it’s perfect for diving and a variety of other water adventures, such as kite-boarding, kayaking, waverunning, island boat tours, wild dolphin excursions and even shark encounters.
Bahamas Diving Tips
Before going on a diving excursion in The Bahamas, there are a few things you need to know in order to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Your experienced guides will also fill you in with information specific to your dive site.
What To Wear
Lycra skin and/or 3-5 millimeter wet suits are recommended. However, your thermal protection should be based on your individual sensitivity and comfort.