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UNEXSO

The UNEXSO Building, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
800 992 3483
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Ranked #9 of 37 activities in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming with dolphins, Snorkeling
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:... more » 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 !!! « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Kingston, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing adventure!!! Very professional and made a "bucket list" adventure better than expected. Bring your own gear as the only negative was, they charge $12.00 for wetsuit rental.

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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Nitrox only for their dive customers, cannot buy a fill. Needed more weights for our dives, they don't sell weights. This is a tourist trap for "never ever" snorklers and divers (from the cruise ships), no shortage of T-shirts and other such novelties.

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

From your review, I assume you tried to fill your personal tank at UNEXSO with Nitrox. We are happy to do O2 fills on tanks that meet requirements, but Nitrox is reserved for those customers diving with UNEXSO, the same can be said for weights. I also assume you did not inquire as to everything we do here, UNEXSO is... More

Blue RIdge Summit, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The only place that I would want to swim with the dolphins!!! They are so well care for and the trainers are awesome. Would love to have more time there with the dolphins and swim, although very tiring but extremely entertaining. You can also have an encounter where you are waist deep but swimming with the dolphins you have 1)... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we hope to see you back at UNEXSO ! More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am seldom moved to write reviews, good or bad, but ... My wife and I dove with UNEXSO 14 years ago, and I just went back last month with my son. Great dive shop then, great now. Nice friendly people, good service and some really fun, interesting dives. The shark dive is one of my 2 all time favorites,... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we think Cristina is pretty great also ! We will work on that t-shirt request for you. We hope to see you back at UNEXSO, safe diving ! More

White Plains, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I recently spent a few days diving with the Unexso team. The team is great! They have a fleet of boats that are all spacious. The dive masters are very friendly and great at pointing out things of interest during the dives. All of the dives were fantastic (reef, wreck, night and shark dives). I brought my own gear but... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we are very proud of our operation and staff. We hope to see you back at UNEXSO, safe diving !. More

Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Got to stay on the island and knew we wouldn't likely ever have the chance to see dolphins again, so we took the plunge and decided to go to UNEXSO & do a swim with the dolphins. The ride to the lagoon was lovely, especially because we were in the middle of the boat (no nausea!). We were at different... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

What a wonderful way to celebrate the end of your Mom's treatment, so glad you chose to participate in the swim to commemorate this event. We hope to see you back at UNEXSO in the near future. More

Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Tristan, Melissa and Ryan were awesome trainers. They made my 30th bday and swimming with dolphins such an amazing time. I swam with Coral and Kayla. Coco was the baby in the water. He is still learning but is super adorable. Great experience for the money!!!!

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

So glad you were able to celebrate your birthday with the dolphins ! Thanks for your wonderful review, your comments have been passed on to our super training staff. More

Wesley Chapel, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Took a Carnival Cruise last month and booked this excursion through them and SO glad that we did. This was definitely the highlight of our trip. We didn't do the deepwater as that was already book so we did the shallow water swim (a bit more expensive than the big group interaction but absolutely worth it). I would definitely do... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your program and certainly hope to see you back at UNEXSO to experience our shark dive ! More

ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

UNEXSO is a world class organization. I was able to do several dives with them. My favorite was the shark dive. I have done these dives on other islands but this was by far the best. We were able to see 12 or so sharks along with some huge groupers! Jarvis and Shelly were fantastic dive masters! Hope to dive... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I will pass along your comments to Jarvis and Rachelle. We look forward to seeing you back at UNEXSO ! More

Cincinnati
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I cannot swim and was very afraid of getting in the water with the dolphins. But the group I was with and the Dolphin Instructors made me feel at ease. I was able rub the Dolphins, feed fish to the Dolphins and take a picture with the Dolphins while they were kissing my cheek. The Instructors had the Dolphins do... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

We are so glad you stepped in to the water to enjoy your dolphin program. Thank you for sharing your experience and photos with the TripAdvisor community ! More

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