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Bahamas, Caribbean

The Bahamas is a one of the most popular Caribbean dive holiday destinations. Offering some of the clearest waters on the planet, it has an incredible diversity of marine life all next to incredible white and pink sand beaches. Situated off the south east coast of Florida and covering 100,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahamas is a member of the British commonwealth, attracts visitors for it year round warm weather and high quality hotel accommodation. We offer the choice of a liveaboard or land resort based diving holiday.

Diving
For divers it is know for some of the clearest waters on the planet, and it's incredible diversity of marine life all next to incredible white and pink sand beaches. Bahamas diving is characterised by dramatics walls, lush coral reef and exciting encounters with marine life such including a wide variety of shark and wild dophins, found in the outer islands. Coupled with warm, crystal clear turquoise waters and spectacular drop offs found close to shore make for unforgettable dive experiences. For variety there are blue holes, caverns, shipwrecks plus vibrant, healthy reefs to suit both novice and experienced divers.

Culture and Activities
Nassau on the main island of New Providence Island, is one of 29 inhabited islands. To the south east are the Exuma Cays, which are made up of 350 small islands and cays, with remote dive spots, easily explored from the comfort of a liveaboad. Pristine diving is found in the deep cuts between the islands which attract shark, grouper and barracuda. With ocean walls, pinnacles, swim throughs, fast drifts, deep dives and wreck sites. the varied diving offers opportunities to see rare sights such as the Lemon goby. The wide variety of healthy, vibrant corals and numerous sites can be also explored on night dives.A long established diving destination, the wide variety of diving will be superbly experienced on our choice of liveaboard.

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

Liveaboard Wreck Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

Best Time: Year Round but May to October have the warmest water.

Average Air temps: 27°C.

Average Water temps: 28°C (May-Oct), 24°C (Nov-Apr).

Visibility: 30-60m +.

Top Dive Sites: Nassau - Lost Blue Hole, Periwinkle Reef. Exumas - Amberjack Reef, Austin Smith Wreck, Barracuda Shoals, Blacktip Wall, Cathedral at Dog Rocks Reef, Cracked Coral Head, Jeep Reef, Pillar Wall, The Washing Machine, Wax Cut Drift, Whale Tail Wall. Southwest Eleuthera - Cave Rock, Monolith, Little San Sal, Empress Pinnacles. More >
 

Great Reasons to Dive in the Bahamas

  • Warm water, year round.
  • Great visibility
  • Pristine coral.
  • World class shark diving - reef, hammerhead, tiger, lemon & oceanic whitetips.
  • Wild dolphin encounters.
  • Advanced dive sites - deep wrecks, pinnacles, blue holes.
  • Photography events - 1000s of Nassau Groupers (Jan-Feb), migrating spiny lobsters.
  • Luxury Liveaboards with varied itineraries including Exuma Keys. More >

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.