Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas
This PADI Five Star scuba center packs a trifecta: shark, wreck and wall dives
On the quieter side of Nassau, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas offers some of the biggest thrills on New Providence Island with daily afternoon shark dives — but the shark dives are just the beginning.
Take the wrecks: This island is practically synonymous with sharks, but also boasts one of the Caribbean’s biggest sunken fleets with 15 downed vessels, including a Cessna airplane in 26 feet of water. Plus, wrecks such as the 200-foot Ray of Hope are the cruising grounds of Caribbean reef sharks as well as goliath groupers. This means that during one dive, visitors get to explore a ship and encounter big animals.
Sharks also serve as indicators of healthy reefs, and that holds true off Nassau.
These coral- covered reefs are also home to octopuses, stingrays and schools of tang, snapper and jacks.
And if you want to explore the classics with a new twist, Stuart Cove’s is now offering an adventure they call wall flying. Book it, and you’ll ride a DPV along a wall, or a reef if you prefer. Stuart Cove’s is the only dive center in North America carrying Seabobs, one of the fastest and longestrunning DPV models available — and they can be used by divers and snorkelers alike.
There’s also the Nassau Blue Hole, giving the one- ofa-kind experience of dropping inside a natural wonder. This experience can be paired with a shark dive, making for a truly unforgettable day.
Only Here 1) Night and afternoon shark dives are available. 2) The Bahamas is known for calm conditions, warm water and viz of 75-plus feet year-round. 3) SCDB is on the quieter side of Nassau, yet is close to all the nightlife and action the island is known for.