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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
Owner description: Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is Nassau's leading full service dive...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
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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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very professional and safety was first and foremost. Shark dive was exhilarating. Crew was helpful and professional. Will use them again on our next trip.

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Staff was so friendly and the experience was wonderful. I have been Snuba diving in the Turks and Caicos before and snuba-ing in the Bahamas was just as fun. You visit beautiful coral reefs and see all kinds of color fish, we even got to see a small shark and a huge sea turtle. This place will be the best... More 

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Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The day didn't start off too well when the courtesy bus failed to pick us up at the hotel as promised... then the limo taxi turned up instead. Good save there guys. When we arrived we found the staff to be knowledgeable and friendly as they helped my wife with the purchase of her first pair of goggles and snorkel.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

You must be the most unfortunate customer ever, or have sour grapes for some reason. I can't say I have the number of returns you have had (only twice) or the experience you have (only certified to divemaster), but the bus ride was fine and comfortable, the staff and divemasters were great, the boats seemed to be in good condition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family was visiting the Bahamas for my 13 year old sons Make-A-Wish trip last week and he wanted to go snorkeling. Most places will not allow children under 10 to participate in snorkeling, we have a 5 and 9 year old also, but we found Stuart Cove who allows children over four to take part. All of us agree... More 

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Irvine, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We spent a couple of days at the resort and did 6 dives total. The staff were really helpful and nice and the gear was brand new. the sites they took us to were beautiful (big wrecks, huge reefs, and tons of marine life). Their shark experience is highly recommended and well worth the price, on the first dive we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I chose Stuart Cove to go Snorkelling in the Bahamas after reading some really good feedbacks on the Internet. The staff was great, we had Carl as a Captain and Miah as a diver expert who was really nice and very helpful, he answered to all the questions we had about the sea and guided us through the sea so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I will begin by saying that I cannot speak highly enough of the dive staff at Stuart's Cove. They are terrific---specifically Charlotte (both of them), Neal, Daniel, Geoffrey and Phillip. They were wonderful divemasters and great to have on board. Stuart's Cove is controlled chaos. It is a massive dive operation but they clearly know their stuff---it's like watching a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We did the snorkel option and we drove. It seems most of the negative reviews start off with the bus ride from hell putting people in a bad mood. We called, made our reservation the morning of the trip and found everything from check in to the safety demonstrations first rate with a safety orientation. We even stayed to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Amazing adventure! Pick up right from our hotel, extremely professional and organized operation. Shapiro and Ellery were our hosts on the boat. They were friendly and professional. It is evident that Shapiro has great love of the ocean and was excited to share all with us. We saw sea turtles, sting ray, lionfish and thousands of colorful species of fish!... More 

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