See the great views under the oceans surface in this one-tank afternoon dive off of the coast of Paradise Island and Nassau, Bahamas. Our company has more than 40 years of experience in the diving business, and we know the best spots to dive. We take you to sites of underwater movie sets and sunken ships and the most colorful reefs in the Caribbean.
Your small diving group could venture any number of interesting underwater sites, including the most popular underwater site for filming. Thunderball Reef has been the setting for several James Bond movies. It is known for its Staghorn and Elkhorn corals. Staghorn coral is a fast-growing branching, cylindrical coral. The Elkhorn coral has long leaf-like branches. These corals are believed to be among the most important corals of the Caribbean underwater ecosystem because of their contributions to reef growth and fishery habitat.
Another favorite dive site is the LCT barge, a World War II troop carrier and landing craft that sank in 1945. For years, the local dive shops have been feeding the marine life around the barge, and as a result, the fish will eat right out of your hands. This site attracts the beautiful green and blue parrotfish and the vibrant colored angelfish, as well as the spotted eagle ray and the sleek stingray.
Cannonball Reef is another popular site among the film industry. This coral garden attracts all kinds of marine life, including the yellowtail snapper, known for its accents of yellow lines along its body, and the brightly colored squirrelfish with its orange-tipped dorsal fin.
Angelfish Reef is aptly named for its schools of French, grey, and queen angelfish. No matter where you dive, the clarity of the Caribbean water will give you fantastic views, so dont forget your underwater camera.
What are the requirements to participate in this dive?
This dive requires an open water certification or higher.
Can you pick us up from our cruise ship or hotel?
Complimentary pick up is provided from all hotels.
What are water conditions like?
All dives occur on the south side of the island where waters conditions are great all year round. Visibility remains clear and consistent all year round. Water tempatures change seasonally but average between 72 - 78f.
Can I use/bring my own scuba diving equipment?
Yes. Many people feel more comfortable using equipment they are familiar with and are best suited towards their body type. While we do everything to ensure our divers are using the safest, most reliable gear we do allow our divers to use their own dive gear.
Can my non-diving partner come on the dive?
Yes. While your partner will not be able to participate in the dive itself they can come along as a rider and enjoy the trip with you.
Is There a restroom on the boat?
Yes. There is a restroom or "Marine Head" for use on the boat.
What about sharks and other sea creatures?
With all the media hype it's understandable why people often ask this question but the truth is that unprovoked shark attacks are very, very rare and attacks on scuba divers are even more rare. Our staff, divers and dive masters are all trained in making sure your dive is safe and enjoyable.
Do you have nitrox tanks available?
No, unfortunately for this particular dive we do not have nitrox tanks.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Bahamas Tour Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Bahama Divers One Tank Afternoon Dive is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
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