Bahamas In a Nutshell
This archipelago boasts unmatched visibility and all types of diving. The diverse range of sites includes blue holes and caves, historical wrecks and lush reefs, dynamic walls, and shark diving. There is diving in the Bahamas to accommodate any level of diver.
Intro to the Bahamas
Home to colorful reefs and great visibility, the Bahamas host a stimulating underwater environment, with easily accessed and diverse sites. There are over 700 islands in the Bahamas, meaning that there is truly a paradise for everyone. Thrill seekers can experience unique underwater adventures, such as shark feeding dives, while parents can find plenty of family fun. There also is Hollywood novelty to be found in the Bahamas as it has hosted many major motion picture film crews above and below the water's surface. Divers enjoy incredible dive site diversity, exploring blue holes, walls, caves, wrecks, and healthy reefs in warm, clean waters.
Scuba diving in the Bahamas is user-friendly, though liveaboard dive travel is the most popular choice for those who want to explore the scuba diversity of the vast range of islands.
Best time to dive, water temps, visibility
Diving can be done year round in the Bahamas. Only variable is what your hoping to see while you dive as alot of things are seasonal - i.e. whales, certain sharks like hammerheads and bullsharks. Summer water temps are in the 80s, while winter months drop to mid 70s. The average visibility is between 80-100 ft.
Underwater Video of Tiger Beach
Watch for the big tiger shark at the end!
Diving with Great Hammerhead Sharks
One of our users shared this video of his awesome rare Great Hammerhead encounter!
Bahamas Topside Activities
The Bahamas offer something for everyone. Between dive days, there are many activities and attractions, including dolphin encounters, cultural and historical tours, golf, tennis, cycling, kayaking, snorkeling, canoeing, jet skiing, kite surfing, parasailing, fishing, ecotourism, spas, shopping, and more. Of course, with some of the most dazzling beaches in the world available, many visitors to the Bahamas choose to simply enjoy the sunshine.