Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in The Bahamas

Ready to check out the best sites in The Bahamas for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 29 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in The Bahamas to suit your needs.
The Bahamas dive site map
Mermaid Reef

#1 - Mermaid Reef

Bahamas, Caribbean

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Mermaid Reef is a 5.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, Caribbean which is accessible from shore based on 2 ratings.
Goulding Cay Wall

#2 - Goulding Cay Wall

Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau

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Great black coral trees and barrel sponges. Goulding Cay Wall alos offers great schools of pelagics. West of Goulding Cay
Lofty Fig

#3 - Lofty Fig

Bahamas, Caribbean

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Lofty Fig is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, Caribbean which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tuna Alley

#4 - Tuna Alley

Bahamas, Bimini Islands

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Tuna Alley is one of the best dive site of Bahamas. Tuna Alley is a reef system off of North Cat Cay.
Airplane Wreck

#5 - Airplane Wreck

Bahamas, Coco Cay

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A small airplane wreck sunk here for snorkellers. Off the main beach of CocoCay
The Strip

#6 - The Strip

Bahamas, Bimini Islands

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Great night dive. This is a must for underwater photographers: marine life is impressive, maybe this is due of its location? Take care of the boat traffic in this area. North of the channel between south and north Bimini, not far from Alice town harbour. The Strip is also known as The Line.
Reef Balls

#7 - Reef Balls

Bahamas, Coco Cay

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Concrete balls placed underwater by Royal Caribbean to foster the growth of coral, algae, etc. Berry Island
Vicky's Reef

#8 - Vicky's Reef

Bahamas, San Salvador

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Approx 1 mile out of Cockburn Town
Stewpot

#9 - Stewpot

Bahamas, San Salvador

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usually as a second dive off the island power plant
Little Frenchman Inland Blue Hole

#10 - Little Frenchman Inland Blue Hole

Bahamas, Andros Island

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Little Frenchman Inland Blue Hole is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, Andros Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Blue Hole 3rd Level

#11 - Blue Hole 3rd Level

Bahamas, Andros Island

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Blue Hole 3rd Level is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, Andros Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Blue Hole 2nd Level

#12 - Blue Hole 2nd Level

Bahamas, Andros Island

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Blue Hole 2nd Level is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, Andros Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Guardian Inland Blue Hole

#13 - Guardian Inland Blue Hole

Bahamas, Andros Island

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Access is via a 1/4 mile Brush Walk along a rough trail.
Queen Anne's Revenge Wreck

#14 - Queen Anne's Revenge Wreck

Bahamas, Coco Cay

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This wreck is a replica of the Queen Anne's Revenge. A very colorfull wreck, with impressive canons! Original wreck information: "The Queen Anne's Revenge was the name of Blackbeard's famous pirate ship. Originally named Concord, the vessel was built by England in 1710, but captured by the French a year later. The ship was modified to hold more cargo and renamed La Concorde. The slave-ship was captured again by pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold on November 28, 1717 near the island of Martinique. Hornigold turned the ship over to one of his pirates - Edward Teach, who was later known as Blackbeard, and made him Captain. Blackbeard converted La Concorde into his flagship, adding 20 more cannons and renaming it the Queen Anne's Revenge. With it he ranged the west coast of Africa and the Caribbean, taking English, Dutch and Portuguese ships. Queen Anne's Revenge was described as a 300-ton frigate armed with 40 cannon. Her name may have come from the War of the Spanish Succession, which was known in the Americas as Queen Anne's War, and in which Blackbeard was thought to have fought. Blackbeard's flotilla was chased into Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina by Lieutenant Robert Maynard, Captain of the HMS Pearl. Maynard had been sent to capture Blackbeard by the governor of Virginia, Alexander Spotswood. Queen Anne's Revenge ran aground while attempting to enter the inlet, and another of Blackbeard's ships, Adventure, was lost trying to free her. Blackbeard disbanded the flotilla, and escaped by transferring supplies onto a smaller ship. Queen Annes Revenge and Adventure were left stranded, and Captain Stede Bonnet ("The Gentleman Pirate"), took command of the ten-gun pirate sloop Revenge and parted ways with Blackbeard. In 2005, researchers are thought to have found the famous flagship two miles from the North Carolina shore and are raising cannon and other artifacts hoping to prove it to be the Queen Anne's Revenge. Twenty cannons and more than 16,000 artifacts have been recovered from the wreckage. The research and recovery team include Bradley Rodgers from East Carolina University, and project director Mark Wilde-Ramsing." Source: Wikipedia.org This wreck is located 1.25 miles South of Ft. Macon, just outside Beaufort Inlet, NC and can only be accessed with permission of the state of North Carolina. Queen Anne's Revenge Wreck is also known as Blackbeard's flaghship.
Fowl Cay Preserve

#15 - Fowl Cay Preserve

Bahamas, Abaco

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North side of Man-O-War Cay. Approx 5-6 miles from Marsh Harbour. Fowl Cay Preserve is also known as Fowl Cay Government Preserve.
Telephone Pole

#16 - Telephone Pole

Bahamas, San Salvador

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Telephone Pole is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, San Salvador which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Off Cape Eleuthera

#17 - Off Cape Eleuthera

Bahamas, Eleuthera Island

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By shore or by boat, the wall runs almost paralell to the coast southeast bound for the cape.
Runaway 10

#18 - Runaway 10

Bahamas, San Salvador

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The place is a wall going down till 200 feet and more... The spot is located directly offshore of the airport runway (runaway 10).
North Turtle Rocks Reef

#19 - North Turtle Rocks Reef

Bahamas, Bimini Islands

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This is one of the many dive sites that Blackbeard's boat Morning Star vist. Nice site with lots of fish. Also a couple of engine blocks from a wreck.
Miami Rita wreck

#20 - Miami Rita wreck

Bahamas, Bimini Islands

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This is one of the many dive sites That the Blackbeard's boat Morning Star stops at.
Hollywood Bowl

#21 - Hollywood Bowl

Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau

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Gorgeous open reef adjacent to Golden Key that has been used for several motion picture productions. There is a wide open crescent shaped white sand patch in front of the reef that is great for anchoring the dive boat. Gorgeous reef life but there are lion fish about. Access by dive boat only. Adjacent Golden Key is off limits to human traffic
Palace Wall

#22 - Palace Wall

Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau

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Palace Wall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Stargate

#23 - Stargate

Bahamas, Andros Island

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Stargate is also known as in land blue hole star gate.
Manjack Cay Patch

#24 - Manjack Cay Patch

Bahamas, Abaco

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Manjack Cay Patch is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Bahamas, Abaco which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Deans Blue Hole

#25 - Deans Blue Hole

Bahamas, Long Island

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This is the world's deepest blue hole at 663' and is situated in a scenic location on an attractive and reef-protected cove with a white sand beach. The blue hole is immediately off the beach and half surrounded by overgrown beachrock cliffs. It is the location of the establishment of a new world's freediving record in April, 2007. At the surface the blue hole is about 200' in diameter. It funnels down into a narrower throat about 100' in diameter, opening again with increasing depth (~100) to resemble a bottle of Lancers in profile. Exotic non-native lionfish have been observed frequently in the blue hole environs. Nearby coves also provide Atlantic Ocean side reef/cove diving opportunities. Attached Blue Hole Cove has a scenic arcuate beach and is about half a mile long with a shallow fronting reef. Adjacent Turtle Cove provides a fronting forereef and backreef experience, a deeper channel through the reef and an interesting coral garden, starting just off the beach on the north half of the more than mile long cove. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean%27s_Blue_Hole One mile long, partially paved road over beachrock ridge leaves Queen's Highway to the east (Atlantic side) across from phone booth along highway. About 4 miles north of Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas. See Google Earth imagery for access details (not that difficult) through sparsely settled subdivision within a half mile of the blue hole.
Goulding Cay

#26 - Goulding Cay

Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau

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Very popular dive site, mainly for snorkelers. This is a shallow protected area. North of Goulding Cay
Cessna Wreck

#27 - Cessna Wreck

Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau

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The interesting part of this dive is the wall; not the small plane :) Southeast of Clifton Point, approx 400 yards SSW of Clifton Pier. Cessna Wreck is also known as Cessna Wall, Nari Nari.
The James Bond Wrecks

#28 - The James Bond Wrecks

Bahamas, New Providence - Nassau

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This dive site offers two main wrecks: - The former tugboat known as the Tears of Allah starred in Never Say Never Again (James Bond movie) - The Vulcan Bomber South of Clifton Point
U-Boat

#29 - U-Boat

Bahamas, Bimini Islands

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This dive site is one of the many sites that Blackbeard boat Morning Star stop at. Gun Caye