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Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas

Address: Southwest Bay Street, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242 362 4171
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is Nassau's leading full service dive centre. Originally opened in 1979, the operation has grown to a fleet of nine dive vessels, with five of the boats over 40 feet in length. Located on the Southwest side of Nassau/New Providence Island, Stuart Cove's is in the ideal location to take advantage of the most diverse diving the Bahamas has to offer. Walls, reefs, wrecks and sharks! There something for everyone from beginner divers to experts. Holiday travelers who have never been diving before will enjoy the 3-hour "Learn To Dive Program". In this program guests will be introduced to the equipment used in the sport of diving in a swimming pool, receive an introduction into the basics of diving, and then complete their first ocean dive. All of this takes place under the supervision of a professional dive instructor. 2-tank dive trips are offered both moring and afternoon with 2-tank Shark dives offered every afternoon. Night dives are available on selected evenings with a minimum of 6 guests. Dive sites encompass steep vertical walls that plummet to 6,000 feet of depth, shallow tropical reefs, 13 different locations containing ship or airplane wrecks, and numerous locations that were used as underwater movie sets for feature films. The feature activities at Stuart Cove's for our divers is our "Extreme Shark Adventure". The Shark Adventure program is a 2-tank dive trip that takes divers on an underwater encounter with Caribbean Reef Sharks. On the first dive divers participate in a "free swim" with the sharks along a beautiful wall. On the second dive, the group forms a semi-circle on the 40-foot bottom and watch while a professional shark feeder enters the water with a box of bait. Upon reaching the bottom, the feeder begins feeding the sharks with the aid of a pole spear. To say the sharks come close to the divers is an understatement - they are everywhere! However, Stuart Cove's is not exclusively about diving. It's about sharing the underwater world with as many people as possible. Have a non-diving buddy? We have snorkel dedicated trips that take guests to a variety of shallow reef sites and even visits the sharks weather permitting. Want something more exciting? How about our personal submarines? SUB Bahamas takes adventurers on a trip around a shallow reef and allows them to snorkel as well on a custom boat.
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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My first non-training dive. Took a 2 tank morning dive s an excursion from a cruise ship. The dive sites were beautiful, and the dive masters were helpful and knowledgeable (especially Philip). Can't wait to get back and dive with them again!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I chose Snuba as an excursion on our cruise. I was extremely impressed with this excursion. Our guide, Geoff, was so professional and funny. It was very entertaining watching our guide Geoff strap the weight belt on to my very tall boyfriend Jeff. (You bend over into an awkward position to have the weight belt strapped on.... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A friend and I just spent a fantastic weekend at Stuart Cove doing our PADI open water certifications. Cannot say enough about how much fun this was. I was nervous at first, but instructor, Gigi, was great. She was very good at explaining and demonstrating how to do things, and then taking the time to make sure we were comfortable... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I traveled on board carnival cruiseline and got a chance to dive with Stuarts cove dive shop, it was once in a life time thrilled dive experience I've ever try and you should give yourself a try too, the best dive site ever, the shark dive in the afternoon was worth to try, the staff were friendly and helpfull, thanks... More

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

i enjoy seeing all the wild life of a scuba dive but my heart races when i see sharks. it is such a thrill and i was not disappointed on the 2 tank dive i took. i actually had to be careful not to jump in on a shark. saw some pretty good reefs with lots of life near about... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I just wanted to say how great my trip was. Daniel, Andrea, & Danielle were top notch and knew so much about sharks and what to expect on each dive. I'm a divemaster and had no trouble with the advanced dives, but appreciate the briefings. I never once felt intimidated by the sharks on the shark dives. I have been... More

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Monroe, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We did the Snuba excursion that we booked through Carnival Cruise. The crew was wonderful. Friendly, experienced and patient. It's a very cool experience to be able to easily breathe underwater and explore without having to have a tank on your back. The fish were beautiful and there was a lot to see. We also were able to snorkel for... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A first class dive operation! Stuart Coves is professional, slick, well equipped, friendly and highly organised. Having dived for many years, (all over the world) after a week’s dive vacation with them, we had nothing but praise for this outfit. The staff were first rate. From arrival and check in on the first day, to departure at the end of... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were collected from our hotel by bus. The drive to the cove was pretty hairy...bumpy road ...speeding etc but arrived in one piece...There is a huge display of goods to buy where you register also snacks and drinks. The snorkel dive was ok...All three drops were very close to each other and the time is stretched out by cruising... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have to say that Stuart Cove's is by far the worst dive operator I have had the misfortune of diving with and our party were all left with the feeling that the customers were nothing more than a big dollar sign to them. On arrival at Stuart Cove's (if the bus arrives to pick you up as they forgot... More

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