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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 older children, Activities for young 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 older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Superior, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

My mother, 7 y.o. daughter, and myself experienced the Dolphin Encounter last week, and it was definitely the highlight of our Bahamas cruise. My mom was apprehensive, but the trainer was wonderful, and the dolphin we interacted with (Indy) was playful but gentle. We purchased photoes of our dolphin kiss, 2 for $20, which was reasonable. If you bring a... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

I, along with my husband and 2 year old son participated in The Dolphin Experience with UNEXSO on 10 December 2010 and it was the absolute highlight of our vacation. Everything about the "experience" was above and beyond our expectations. The great time started with the staff of UNEXSO, everyone we encountered from the boat captain, mainland staff to the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

I swam with the dolphins on Tues, 9 Nov 2010, and can't say enough! The professional and friendly staff can adapt program to individual needs and interests. The lagoon is a great, humane environment for the dolphins. Special thanks to Exuma the dolphin who slowed down to my pace! Not to mention the shopping and refreshing drinks after your swim.... More 

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Pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

The cost to download your dolphin kiss pictures is $50 and I find that outrageous. I told the trainer that it was the best excursion I had been on in a long time. Getting so up close and personal with the dolphins. We were told that we could go to website and download pictures. When I saw the cost I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

I've been going to UNEXSO for something like 15 years now. Sure, I've been to lots of other more exotic scuba dive destinations around the World, but I usually go to UNEXSO at least once every few years just to feel "grounded." It just feels like home. They are the ONLY place in the World where you can do a... More 

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Sausalito, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

In June 2010, we dove with UNEXSO for one week and couldn't have been more pleased with the friendly staff, dive masters, and instructors (for AOW and OW). Highly recommend the shark and dolphin dives, and Theo's Wreck. Also enjoyed spending time post-dive at the convenient restaurant and bar. Looking forward to our next trip to Grand Bahama and diving... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

We were convinced by some locals that Unexso was too commercial, and we should go with a "local dive operator" Big mistake. We booked a trip with another operator, for a specific dive site. first he refused to go to our number one choice unless we booked another trip first, to judge proficiency. ( I only have 400 logged dives)... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

My wife and I are fairly new to diving with 30 dives in our log book mostly in the Florida Keys. We chose Unexso because of the location in Lucaya and its also next door to our hotel we stayed at, the Pelican Bay. The shop and retail staff were always very friendly and helpful. Very nice dive shop and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2010

Dove with them three times. Always accomodating. Nice facility. Safe. Fun. Mellow.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

We took a family trip to Grand Bahama's. We are certified divers and our teenagers are newly certifed. We hopped the water taxi to Port Lucaya and as soon as we stepped off the boat, Unexso was right there. We went in and booked our dives for the week. I do have to agree with some previous posters. The front... More 

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