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Scuba Diving on Andros

We cater to Scuba Divers and Snorkelers!

At Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island, Bahamas, we have been introducing divers and snorkelers to the Andros Barrier Reef since 1960.

Whether you're a beginner who wants to try scuba diving or snorkeling for the first time, or an experienced diver seeking a new thrill, let us show you our exciting underwater world. We know Andros diving like nobody else.

One of the world's longest barrier reefs, and the second largest and most unexplored reef system in the Atlantic, the Andros Barrier Reef offers a dazzling variety of geological and coral formations.

Scuba Diving in The Bahamas
Small Hope is the first dive resort in the Caribbean and has been run by the Birch family since its inception.
 

We have more than 60 dive sites on the regular Small Hope Bay Lodge dive schedule, including colorful shallow reefs, coral gardens, wreck dives, breathtaking blue holes and stunning wall dives at the edge of the continental shelf, where the Tongue of the Ocean plunges to 6,000 feet.

Almost anyone can snorkel or dive! With our dive center and staff of qualified dive instructors and dive masters, we can safely show you and your whole family how - all you need is the desire to have fun and learn!

For the certified diver, we have two kinds of diving - our regularly scheduled menu of more than 60 recreational dives, as well as custom specialty dives for the more advanced diver or adventurer.

We have three boats for diving and snorkeling so that we can comfortably accommodate all divers and snorkelers. There are three regular daily dives, sometimes four when a night dive is scheduled. We have a two single-tank morning dives - a deeper dive, followed by a shallow dive at a different location. After lunch, there's a one-tank mid-level dive.

Remember to bring along your C card. We may ask you to demonstrate mask and regulator clearing skills, allowing you to get comfortable again and adjust your buoyancy. Click here (LINK to FAQs) for details on air and water temperatures.

Scuba Diving Highlights

  • Experienced, multi-lingual staff of Divemasters and Instructors
  • 3 dives a day, and a possible night dive too
  • Walls, wrecks, caverns, coral gardens, blue holes and shark dives
  • Most sites within a 15 minute boat ride from the our on-site dock
  • FREE Discover Scuba Diving class if you want to learn
  • We offer instruction for all levels of divers and snorkelers
  • Well-maintained rental gear available
  • Nitrox available
  • Small Hope supports DAN (Divers Alert Network)
 
  • hospitality assured
  • andros
  • the outislands
  • travellers choice awards