One of the world's top scuba diving destinations, the islands of the Bahamas offer scuba divers of all skill levels with seemingly unlimited options of scuba diving destinations. The Ocean Wall dive is one of those many destinations, and certainly one of the more unique and impressive. The Ocean Wall & Reef Dive takes a few lucky divers out to the "Tongue of the Ocean," an underwater wall that starts at about 60 feet of depths, with a gentle and subtle slope to about 80 feet, followed by a sudden drop that goes to over 500 feet in depth! Seeing this drop is something that is truly awe-inspiring and almost frightening but extremely beautiful.
The wall is the ideal habitat for a wide assortment of marine species including large predatory fish that you do not get to see at just any regular reef site! Keep your eyes peeled as you never know when you might catch a sighting of large grouper, grunts, snapper, lobster, eel, and many of the other “regulars” who make their home in or close to the wall.
After diving at the wall, our second dive takes you to one of the area's gorgeous coral reef destinations. The Bahamas are surrounded by some of the Atlantic's best coral reef sites for scuba diving, so going to one of these sites is almost a requirement for scuba divers visiting the area. Please note that our Bahamas Ocean Wall & Reef Dive departs out of Nassau and usually only goes out once a week, so call us to check the most up-to-date schedule!
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 bubble watcher (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 offten 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 for use?
No for this particular dive we do not have nitrox tanks available.
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.
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I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Bahamas Ocean Wall & Reef 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!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)