Things To Know While Diving

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.

Here is a monthly guide of our water temperatures:

Month Temperature
Jan-Feb 72°F-75°F 22°C
March 73°F-77°F 23°C
April 74°F-75°F 23°C
May 75°F-77°F 24°C
June 78°F-80°F 26°C
July 80°F-82°F 27°C
August 81°F-83°F 28°C
September 80°F-82°F 27°C
October 78°F-80°F 26°C
November 77°F-79°F 26°C
December 75°F-78°F 24°C

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.

Here are some diving tips:

  • Don't forget to bring your C-card and logbook.
  • For any type of marine activity, good-to-excellent physical condition is recommended.
  • Consumption of alcohol and diving do not mix, therefore we recommend that you limit your intake the night before.
  • Bringing your own diving and snorkeling equipment is suggested for a proper fit. Nevertheless, dive operators and dive shops are happy to rent fins, masks and snorkels.
  • If you haven't been diving in a while, it’s recommended that you take a local dive refresher course with a reputable and licensed dive company.
  • Always dive with a dive buddy. NEVER dive alone. It's advisable especially during cave exploring, wreck diving and night diving. Dive within your boundaries and observe your air and time limits.
  • To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids, mainly water, and use sunscreen between dives.
  • After your last dive you should avoid flying for at least 24 hours to avoid decompression illness (DCI), also called “the bends.”
  • Always tie your vessel to a mooring to prevent anchoring onto or damaging marine reefs. And remember to take home all your garbage and unrecyclable materials to protect the environment.
  • Secure regulators and gauges to avoid dangling so they don't damage reefs and marine life.
  • The Bahamas Dive Association cautions against shark diving with any operator other than its members. Each member adheres to the approved guidelines to maximize safe shark interaction.

What To Wear

Lycra skin and/or 3-5 millimeter wet suits are recommended when diving. However, your thermal protection should be based on your individual sensitivity and comfort.

Here is a suggested guide:

Month Wet Suit
Jan-March 3mm or 5mm full suit
April-May 3mm full suit
June-Aug No wet suit required
Sept-Oct 1mm - 3mm wet suit
November 3mm - 5mm wet suit
December 3mm - 5mm full wet suit