Top Scuba Dive Shops in The Bahamas

Ready to check out the best shops in The Bahamas for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 17 dive shops where you can rent equipment, book dives, and get guided tours. 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
International Field Studies

#1 - International Field Studies


Forfar Field Station is a rustic former dive resort nestled in a beachfront coconut grove on the east coast of Andros, the largest of the Bahamian Islands. Forfar Field Station is named after Archie Forfar who originally built the field station as a dive resort in the 1960’s. Since its debut, Forfar has served as an educational and field studies resource to over 50,000 students and group leaders that range from elementary/middle/high school level to college and graduate students to researchers. Forfar operates a PADI certified dive shop and offers dive trips in addition to our existing programming.

Dive Exuma

#2 - Dive Exuma


Dive Exuma is a 5 Star Dive Resort, located in George Town on the island of Great Exuma in The Bahamas. Our local dive sites include reefs, a wreck and blue holes. We offer daily morning 2-tank dive trips and afternoon snorkel and sightseeing charters.

All Star Liveaboards

#3 - All Star Liveaboards


All Star Liveaboards has been operating in the Bahamas for over 40 years. Join the luxury liveaboard, Aqua Cat, on a week long excursion to the remote islands of the Exuma Cays & Eleuthera. This adventure is perfect for new divers or PADI professionals. Enjoy up to 26 dives/week plus the option for daily shore excursion, use of water toys, island exploration and more. The Aqua Cat will be your floating resort for the week! Voted #1 Best Liveaboard in the world by PADI's Scuba Diving magazine. 

Powered by Froala Editor

Kamalame Cay

#4 - Kamalame Cay

Near Kamalame is the third longest barrier reef in the world it is just a mile from our shores offering divers and snorkelers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the warm Caribbean waters while experiencing an exceptional underwater adventure.

This lush, living barrier reef harbors many wonders from gently swaying sea anemones tucked in brilliant coral to tiny seahorses that gracefully ride the current. Watch rainbow-colored parrotfish, animated pufferfish and majestic shark's parade right before your eyes. Explore the bustling shallows, follow huge grouper through coral caverns, watch spotted eagle rays glide over the deep blue, or just drift along the edge of the dramatic wall that plunges 6,000 feet to the bottom of the "Tongue of the Ocean." Blue Hole dives are also available upon request and all experience levels catered for.

Cape Eleuthera Island School

#5 - Cape Eleuthera Island School

On the beautiful island of Eleuthera, surrounded by clear blue Bahamian waters, The Island School brings together students from pre-K through Ph.D., and world-renowned researchers to create transformational learning experiences. By connecting primary research to education and outreach, we create unique opportunities for students and scientists to learn about native ecosystems and environmental sustainability through immersive, place-based experiences.
Small Hope Bay Lodge

#6 - Small Hope Bay Lodge

Small Hope Bay Lodge is a historic, intimate, and eco-friendly resort that has been welcoming guests to Andros Island for over 60 years. We offer classic beachfront cabins, fresh international cuisine, an array of outdoor activities, and the opportunity to relax in an unspoiled eco-paradise. Unwind and enjoy the amazing variety of dives, world-class fishing, rare birds, and the fine art of lazy hammock lounging. Tranquil, scenic, and secluded, Andros is ideal for family vacations, group getaways, and romantic trips for two. It’s simply like no place else on earth!
Dive Guana

#7 - Dive Guana

Dive Guana is a resort dive shop located in Abaco, Bahamas. It offers sales, first aid/oxygen available, rentals, facilities for children and repairs and sells scubapro products. The shop has classrooms and trainings in . It offers 15 classes such as Divemaster, PADI Seal Team, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Master Scuba Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver.
Greenwood Beach Resort

#8 - Greenwood Beach Resort

Greenwood Beach Resort is a resort dive shop located in Cat Island, Bahamas. The shop has classrooms and trainings in .
Caerula Mar

#9 - Caerula Mar


CAERULA MAR CLUB and our inviting villas and suites are enveloped by the stunning natural beauty that only The Bahamas can offer. Reflecting that beauty, the ethereal design of our sumptuous accommodations combined with our environmentally-conscious practices make Caerula Mar the epitome of barefoot luxury.

We are located on the doorstep of the the " Tongue of the Ocean" as well as the third largest coral reef on the planet. This provides not only coral reefs but a range of large marine life to small tropical fish.

Our Dive shop is located on resort, with all top of the line equipment provided for diving guests if required, we promote PADI e-learning for courses to minimize course times so that our guests can also enjoy the resort and relaxation of their getaway.

For more information on Discover Scuba Dives, courses or fun dives please call or email 

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas

#10 - Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas

The most Diverse Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, SUB's & SNUBA you'll experience anywhere in the World. Walls, Reefs, Wrecks, Movie Sites & Sharks only minutes from the dive centre. Nassau, Bahamas. Our mission is to deliver Extraordinary Customer Service to Each and every Customer while delivering an outstanding scuba, snorkel or SUB experience! Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is Nassau's premier attraction featuring water-based activities. The company is divided into five divisions. Three divisions offer activities for tourists on the island - Dive Bahamas, Snorkel Bahamas SUB Bahamas & SNUBA. The remaining two divisions are Fin Photo and Stuart Cove's Underwater Productions. We now offer PADI Instructor Development Programs and other GoPro options

#11 - UNEXSO


UNEXSO Grand Bahama is a PADI 5* IDC Resort based in Freeport, Bahamas. 

It offers daily fun diving trips to the local reefs, and regular trips to dive with dolphins and sharks. Get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures with the help of professional shark feeders. 

Reef Oasis Viva Bahamas

#12 - Reef Oasis Viva Bahamas


Reef Oasis Diving Centers are Located inside the 5 Stars Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort in the Grand Bahamas (PADI Award winning) Together with the experience of over 20 years in the field of diving, insured governmental legal organizations, recognized by DAN & INDEPTH dive insurances, with only experienced PADI Course Directors , Instructors and Master Scuba Diver Trainers we are ready to offer you only 5 stars – top notch - great services and unforgettable holidays, we cover very beautiful destinations with a wide variety of quality services,Free trial diving, Diving Intros, and Snorkel trips as well. Our international staff will lead you in the most emotional experience you can have on your holiday

Tiamo Resorts Only Ltd

#13 - Tiamo Resorts Only Ltd

In a delightfully secluded setting overlooking the Caribbean, Tiamo Resort is only accessible by boat or seaplane. With just ten eco-friendly beachside cottages, this is the perfect place to get away from it all. With a long stretch of private beach, cottages with a private pool, a restaurant, a spa and a great choice of diving sites, Tiamo is a slice of Caribbean heaven. The ten cottages at Tiamo Resort are sustainably built with local pinewood and thatched roofs. They all face the beach and most have a private veranda and pool. The Bird’s Nest is a luxury three-bedroom villa with an amazing panoramic view across the island and out to sea. The scuba diving is phenomenal between Andros and Nassau
Sandals Emerald Bay

#14 - Sandals Emerald Bay

Only Sandals includes unlimited diving and the Caribbean's most comprehensive resort diving program. Even if you've never dived before, our resort certification course will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world by the very next day with all the instruction and equipment needed for dives up to 30 feet. If you're already a scuba enthusiast, you can enjoy up to two dives daily. And you have the option of choosing many other unforgettable dive experiences, such as private dives or night dives. Only Sandals takes adventure to such depths of excitement.
Valentine's Dive Center

#15 - Valentine's Dive Center

We are the only PADI Resort operator in the area with top-of-the line dive boats as well as high quality scuba gear for rental purposes. We run daily dives 7 days a week. We also provide PADI instructional courses; Bubblemakers for the 8-10 year olds, Resort Courses, where you learn to dive in a day,full PADI Open Water Certifications, other advanced course sand specialty courses.

Harbour Island, affectionately known as ‘Briland’ to the locals is located at the northern tip of Eleuthera. Bordered by the Great Bahama Banks and the Atlantic Ocean, it’s waters offer excellent diving opportunities. There are plenty of dive sites along shallow and deep reefs on the Atlantic side , as well as on the expansive 13 miles of barrier reef called quite aptly the ‘Devil’s Backbone’ home to many wrecks. This treacherous reef is great for both diving and snorkeling.

Sandals Royal Bahamian

#16 - Sandals Royal Bahamian

Every Sandals resort offers access to a selection of spectacular dive spots featuring vivid marine life, thriving coral reefs and a whole range of exciting and unique undersea sightsall beneath the calmest, clearest waters imaginable.
Bahamas Master

#17 - Bahamas Master


Diving the Bahamas with the liveaboard Bahamas Master

It is an understatement to say the Bahamas are World Famous for Shark Diving, however, there is so much more! The Bahamas is the third largest Barrier Reef area in the world and covers a vast 470.000km2 of sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Existing of 700 Islands and Cays; one can easily imagine the variety of dive sites: Wrecks, Cave, Blue Holes and, obviously - Sharks!

What you can expect

Originally based in Panama, this 35m steel vessel becomes part of the Master Liveaboards fleet in 2018 as the Bahamas Master.

The Bahamas Master has 8 well-designed cabins and can comfortably welcome 16 guests onboard. Guests can choose between three cabin types; two Premium cabins on the forward Upper Deck, with Double beds plus private en-suite bathroom, two Classic cabins with en-suite and four Standard cabins sharing two bathrooms with heated showers. All cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of day light and ocean views for all.

Communal relaxation areas are both on the Upper and Main Decks. On the Main Deck, towards the bow of the boat, indoor you will find the designated camera area plus comfortable bean bags and a TV/DVD. Upstairs, you will find the spacious covered Outdoor Bar and Dining Area, as well as a Sundeck for relaxation after the dives.

All Master Liveaboards yachts offer a choice of international and local cuisine, served buffet style, in the indoor air-conditioned dining area.

A normal day onboard the Bahamas Master is all about diving! Bahamas Master offer 'Open Pool' on most days, around planned feeding dives; the guests are free to dive in as much as they want.  The diving day is scheduled as follows: Light Breakfast followed by Dive 1 then open dive deck, Full Breakfast, relaxation period, Dive 2 then open dive deck. Lunch, relaxation period, Dive 3 then open dive deck, dinner. All dives are shallow: 10-15m.

We cater to special dietary requirements; please inform our reservations team prior to your trip to ensure we have plenty of dishes to suit your needs. A range of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, black, green and herbal teas are commonly available, as well as instant and freshly brewed coffee. A selection of fresh fruit is readily available, as well as some tasty treats, should you feel peckish in between meal times. Guests may also select beer, wine, or spirits from our cocktail bar for an additional fee

Getting there and away

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.