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Address: Royal Palm Way | The UNEXSO Building, Port Lucaya Marina, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Phone Number: +1 800-992-3483
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

WHAT WE DO : SCUBA diving and certification, INTERACTIVE Dolphin Programs...

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 !!!

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We have been diving with Unexso many times and always are very happy with the crew. Shelly was our dive master on 7 dives this September and she is one of the best dive masters... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Penny P
Placerville, California
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been diving with Unexso many times and always are very happy with the crew. Shelly was our dive master on 7 dives this September and she is one of the best dive masters we have had in 18 years of diving. The rest of the crew each day was helpful and friendly. The girls at the front desk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used Unexso to get my PADI OWD certification. Spent 3 days at the location and made 4 drives from their boats. Staff was amazing and would definitely return for more training in the future.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super friendly experienced local dive instructors but what really set them apart was the fact that for the first time diving in the Caribbean I did not feel like I was ever waiting around for anything. Every hour on vacation is precious to me and too many times a morning 2 tank dive ends up taking up most of the... More 

Thank BostonBuck
Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great diving experience! Good boat, good equipment, really good dive sites and great dive crew. the only issue we have is with the unsafe ladders for getting back in the boat. The center column concept is good, but those damn round steps are extremely slippery, particularly if you don't have fins on. A flat surface added to each step would... More 

Thank gramra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time diving with Unexso. They had everything well organized and the operation went smoothly. We dove with them over two days, visiting 4 different dive sites. We saw lots of sharks and even an eagle ray. That was pretty cool.

Thank John N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only went to the store - never saw such over priced stuff in my life. Shop elsewhere - or bring it with you when you come to Freeport. We were the only shoppers in there - and I know why.

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at Unexso, responded to this review

Not sure if you shopped any place else on the island but our prices are comparable to other retail stores in the area, perhaps you are comparing us to the straw market or your local Walmart back home? Maybe you missed our Tommy Bahama section where our merchandise is priced less than MSRP ? We are rated the #1 store... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at the Encounter, clean facilities and professionally run. Boat Captain was very informative. Encounter itself was a total blast. Topped it all off with a dip in the exclusive Unexso swimming pool back in the Marina.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is one hell of an experience. You get to touch the dolphins, they show you tricks. You can always book this tour even in the hurricane season. The host or trainer was excellent. The dolphins are well trained with a sense of humor just like their trainer. They take pictures of the dolphin kissing you but not a video,... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went on 2 Unexso scuba diving excursions - driver picker is up at hotel took us to dive boat and did 2 2 tank dives to 110 feet with brief decompression stop. Swam at 80 feet over the continental slope - where the depth goes from 120 feet to deep ocean depths- also saw colorful tropical fish, huge groupers, and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I took a day cruise to the Bahamas & the Dolphin Experience was the highlight of my trip. I read all the reviews & most people were saying it's best to book a later time (2:30) because the morning sessions were pretty overbooked. Well I thought I was thinking smart & booked a later session. When I got there, a... More 

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at Unexso, responded to this review

As is common practice, our tours all have a minimum number of participants. When we have to cancel a tour, providing we have local contact info for them, we advise in advance. As you mentioned , you were on a day cruise to Freeport; we have no way of contacting you while you are on the boat. When booking online,... More 

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