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UNEXSO

The UNEXSO Building, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Ranked #8 of 41 Activities in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Swimming with dolphins, Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: WHAT WE DO : SCUBA diving and certification, INTERACTIVE Dolphin...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Swimming with dolphins, Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: WHAT WE DO : SCUBA diving and certification, INTERACTIVE Dolphin Programs for all ages, SNORKEL Tours, and 500 sq. ft. retail store. WHO WE ARE: UNEXSO was founded in 1965 as a scuba diving club. Through the years UNEXSO has become world famous and known for pioneering the shark dive and dolphin dive in the Bahamas. UNEXSO offers introduction to diving, certification and advanced diving courses for individuals and superb group packages including hotel for dive groups. Courses are conducted in our 17' deep training pool with observation windows.UNEXSO also offers a variety of dolphin interaction programs, including the Dolphin Close Encounter, Dolphin Swim and Dolphin Dive. Additionally, we are the only facility in the Bahamas to offer an Open Ocean Swim with the Dolphins Program.UNEXSO is also home to Sun & Sea Outfitters, a 4,500 square foot retail store for all your clothing, gift, souvenir and dive equipment needs. Our store has long been the #1 shopping place for tourists and locals alike. Great selection of the newest styles at affordable prices.Don't forget to stop for a cool drink or great meal at the Dive In Bar & Grill, located poolside at UNEXSO, best Pina Colada in town !!!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Got everything from Christmas gifts to shirts to a good book. With prices and staff to make buying that much easier.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We originally booked the Dolphin Encounter as a shore excursion through Carnival Cruise Lines. We were cruising with our 10 year old grand-daughter and there was a minimum age of 12 for the Dolphin Swim. When we arrived at UNEXSO, we learned that there was actually only a minimum height requirement instead of age, so we were OK for the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was one of the best experiences of my life! I was nervous at first, and then the first one in the water. They are amazing and beautiful creatures. Very highly recommended.

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Surrey, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of neat gift items and clothing, so if you've forgotten a significant amount of your travel clothes (like someone in our party), stop in here. Not necessarily cheap, but more options than most stores around.

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Brecksville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

UNEXSO is a very nice facility and the excursion (booked from Carnival cruise ship) was well run. There was a bit of hurry up & wait, but I think that's to be a bit expected whenever trying to coordinated a moderately sized group of people to do things. To start the UNEXSO main building in Freeport is great - nice... More 

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Auburn, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We did a Dolphin Close Encounter. It was a nice boat ride to Sanctuary Bay, where they have the dolphins in a natural bay. The trainer was funny and informative. They give each person/group a chance to get on a platform that is in the water (3 feet under the surface) and pet a dolphin. They also get a picture... More 

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My sisters and I decided on the Dolphin Experience at UNEXSO Freeport, GBI. the boat that gets you there pass along some channels with nice homes....kind of a sightseeing tour. Once on the Pier the staff takes you to a platform and the instructor gets you going.they are extremely Professionnal and instruct the dolphins to cuddle with you, they do... More 

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Chelan, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As part of my work in the Bahamas, I often get the pleasure of leading groups to the Dolphin Encounter and Swim. This time I got to do both. First, the check in and transport to the dolphins. This staff is efficient, friendly, and very good at what they do. Checkin was very smooth, even when our numbers don't always... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I researched different dolphin swims, and chose this one to do. I was not disappointed! It was just wonderful. I couldn't stop smiling through the whole afternoon and wanted to do it again as soon as it was over. The dolphins were great, the boat ride was fabulous, and our trainer was so patient with us and with the dolphins.... More 

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been diving for a while, but these were my 11 year old daughters first dives since recently getting certified. First dive was the shark feeding dive. Great experience. I did a two tank dive the next day, and the weather was pretty rough. The afternoon dive was eventually cancelled. Getting back on the boat was a bit of... More 

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