The Islands of the Bahamas are home to experiences for divers like no others found in the world, from long-lost Spanish galleons resting on the sandy bottom to inland blue caverns, and from underwater caves to coral reefs that look like underwater forests teeming with marine life. If that isn’t enough to get your adrenaline pumping, you can try diving with and feeding reef sharks. There is something to please everyone in and around the Islands of the Bahamas.
Crystal clear water gives unmatched visibility when diving to let the blues and lush colors of the coral reefs amaze you when you’re snorkeling with the family. Free diving and snorkeling are once again becoming one of the most sought-after simple joys of visiting the Grand Bahamas. With an average year-round temperature of 80ºF, the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas are perfect for diving during any time of the year. The Islands are also open for a variety of other water adventures, such as wave-running, kayaking, kite-boarding, and island boat tours.
If you’re looking for a dolphin diving experience, you’ve probably landed in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on the Port Lucaya Marina. Here you’ll find UNEXSO, the Underwater Explorers Society of Grand Bahama Island.
UNEXSO offers visitors the following exciting adventures:
• Dolphin swims – If you choose this adventure, you’ll find yourself swimming with dolphins in a protected lagoon or the open ocean. You’ll be able to enjoy relaxed swimming mixed with dolphin behaviors.
• Coral reef cities – UNEXSO has seven boats in our fleet making 30 minute rides to the coral reef cities.
• Feeding Caribbean reef sharks
• Exploring the unknown at Ben’s Cavern
• Night diving packages
For scuba diving in the Bahamas at its best, look no further than UNEXSO. We offer a wide variety of scuba experiences, for those with no prior scuba experience and for certified scuba divers experienced in exploring the world of water. You can dive and interact with dolphins and sharks, and explore numerous wrecks. If you prefer, there are reef diving excursions and night dive packages available. Then relax after an exciting day of diving around the pool at the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant. You can dine on traditional Bahamian treats or relish a good old-fashioned cheeseburger.
If shopping is more your forte, the newly-renovated two-story Sun and Sea Outfitters is the perfect place to shop for gifts for your friends back home. If you’re a little low on dive gear or resort wear, you’ll find a great selection at Sun and Sea Outfitters. While you’re enjoying a day of shopping, take a break to visit the Underwater Explorers Society dive museum. This historical showcase highlights the history of diving in the Bahamas, featuring the original equipment and artifacts that were used at the time of UNEXSO’s founding in 1965.
Whether you are new to diving or experienced in scuba, daily boat departures are waiting for you at UNEXSO, Grand Bahama Island. Visit us year-round to indulge in the warm waters and sun-filled shores of the islands.