Scuba Diving in Bahamas

The Bahamas is a unique destination to go scuba diving, there are over 700 islands many of which deserted and in the surrounding waters. This country is a popular destination to book a beginners package or more advanced dive course partly due to the crystal clear waters and amount of marine animals. 

 
 

Book a Dive Trip to the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a very popular destination to learn to dive, there are lots of great value packages available to book all year round. There is no best time of the year to go diving here, the Bahamas has a tropical climate with over sunny weather almost all year round. There are beginners dive courses, cheap dive packages, liveaboard excursions and options for more advanced divers. You could also apply to become a scuba diving instructor as several local resorts offer diving jobs to foreigners in the Bahamas.

You can see colourful coral, wrecks and plenty of marine life including hammerhead and reef sharks, turtles, wahoo, grouper, jacks, eagle rays and mahi mahi. The Bahamas is one of the few destinations in the world where you can go diving with sharks outside a cage. If you are brave enough and are seeking this adventure several local dive operators offer such trips. You might also like to search our rewarding volunteer opportunities in the Bahamas where you can help sharks and other marine species.

 

Best Places to Go Scuba Diving in the Bahamas:

Victory Reef is a popular location where you can explore caverns. Eleuthera’s Cave Rock has several caves and corals submerged at only around 15 meters and the water is very clear making visibility perfect. Other top destinations include New Providence Island, Grand Bahama Island, Lucayan National Park, Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (Exumas), Bimini, Long Island, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, Andros, Harbour Island, The Towers in the Abacos, Lost Blue Hole in Nassau, Jeep Reef in the Exumas Land and Sea Park and Dog Rocks Reef in the Exumas

 

Bahamas Diving Facts

  • Water temperatures average around 25C during the winter and 31C during the summer
  • Surface temperatures are usually around 24-33C during the summer and 18-25C in winter
  • Dive site depths range from 646 meters and visibility is a stunning 24 to 30 meters

 

Bahamas Scuba Diving Internships, Jobs & Careers

To get a dive job in the Bahamas you will need to contact local operators and check latest vacancies. You could also train to become a PADI divemaster here and then seek dive employment anywhere in the world.