Nassau Scuba Diving

We went to Nassau based on recommendations that the diving was very good Actually, the diving was good, but we found out that all of the dive operators went to pretty much the same locations so after a few days, we were starting to repeat sites. We preferred diving with Stuart Cove’s Dive South Ocean. They picked up and dropped off at the hotel (as did the others we dove with). We were staying at Carnival’s Crystal Palace (what is now Marriott’s) on Cable Beach so it was quite a long drive to and from the hotel to the dive shop, but it was a way to sightsee. However, after a few trips you really didn’t see anything different.

We did two-tank boat dives, almost always morning ones. Because of the distance to get to the dive shop, this involved getting up pretty early which is something to consider if you prefer sleeping a little later. Stuart Cove’s offered a shark dive, which we declined (thank you very much) but we heard lots of comments from those arriving safely afterwards that they really enjoyed it. There were lots of fish, some really big groupers. One of the really neat things that we enjoyed was on one dive at a wreck, the Will Laurie, we were joined by the Atlantis Submarine. It was fun waving to the folks inside while they waved at us.

We were in Nassau in mid-April. This may be considered off-season, but was a really nice time to go. The dive boats were not crowded and overall we’d rate it as a good destination. However, we think that a few days is really enough since we felt the sites were rather limited so this might be a destination to choose if time is limited and you just want a quick diving get-away.

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