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Address: Southwest Bay Street, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242 362 4171
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife
Description: Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is Nassau's leading full service dive centre...
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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Shark Bait--Terrifyingly Fun!

While we were in Nassau last week I wanted to make sure we had time to go on the snorkel adventure with Stuart Cove's. I had read the reviews online and it sounded like a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

While we were in Nassau last week I wanted to make sure we had time to go on the snorkel adventure with Stuart Cove's. I had read the reviews online and it sounded like a lot of fun. How often are you in the Bahamas and get the opportunity to snorkel with sharks?! CleeJay and Obie were the captains of... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We dove at Stuart Cove's the first week of May 2011, and I was getting my open water certification, but my boyfriend was already certified. They were so accommodating! While I was working with the instructor (Shamus was awesome!), my boyfriend was able to buddy up with another divemaster. Once I would get all my skills out of the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I booked Stuart coves due to the you tube videos. The only reason I went to the Bahamas. I did eight dives over three days.  4 dives with sharks. Pick up from the hotel was prompt on times.  Easy registration process. Pick up rental equipment in good condition.   Boats good condition.  Staff on hand to help kit up. Dive ... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

My husband researched the diving so I didn't know much about it and while it was well organized (bus arrived to pick us up right at the stated time), 5 hours for 2 dives seemed a bit ridiculous to me. They pick you up, then pick up others at nearby hotels and then drive across the island. I would say... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

I recently visited Stuart’s Cove. We opted for the sub dive, which is like riding a bike, with an oxygen tank over your head. We were unfortunately, the last group to go of three groups. By the time it was our turn, the sub’s were dying or died as they are battery operated. If you go, try to go in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Diver Processing Facility. Herded through check-in like cattle, loaded into "the next boat available", zero input as to dive site. The 2nd dive site was the lamest dive I've ever been on...it was chosen because it was a flat sandy bottom so that they could do the final OW exam for a newly certified diver. Boring, boring, boring, boring. Avoid.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

My sons and I did the resort dive with Stuart Cove's. I'm a PADI certified diver, but decided to do the resort course with my sons because they were under 18, and Stuart Cove's required a parent to accompany them. It was also a good refresher for me. My sons enjoyed themselves a lot for their first scuba experience. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We booked our dives thru the cruise ship. They have nice facilities with shop, restaurant, bathrooms. Nice boats. The staff is helpful and has safety in mind. We got to do 2 great dives. We bought pictures from the fin store. They emailed them to us which was great so you can print as many as you want. The bus... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

All Around this was a great experience. Everyone including the bus driver and gift shop reps to the snorkeling team are great. This group knows customer service. We had a great time. As mentioned on their website we hit three different spots. The first two we were in the water for about 30 - 40 minutes, the last about 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

First of all, the cove itself is adorable - feels very authentic (even though I'm sure it's not...), and the staff are super friendly and helpful. I wanted a short-sleeved wetsuit and they were all out of rentals, so handsome crewman Jamie gave me his own personal suit! I killed time before we left hand-feeding some sandpipers banana chips, and... More 

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