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Thunderball Grotto, Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter

Year-round, The Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter experience extends a warm invitation to you for memorable vacations. Dive into the turquoise lagoons of the Exumas and the Abacos – two Bahamian treasures guaranteed to leave you in awe.

What sets diving in the Bahamas apart? Here, both snorkelers and divers can explore incredible marine life, blue holes, reefs, and shipwrecks. Additionally, there’s the opportunity to swim with friendly sharks on Compass Cay in the Exumas.

Best Time for Bahamian Dive Charter

The prime time for scuba adventures in the Bahamas is June and October. During this period, you’ll be greeted with warm temperatures ranging from 70°F to 80°F, along with plenty of sunshine.

The tranquil waters and gentle trade winds also create perfect conditions for underwater exploration. With visibility averaging between 80 to 100 feet, you’ll have clear views of the stunning marine life.

For those seeking an extra thrill, shark diving is a must-try experience. Friendly sharks usually frequent the area from November to May, offering a memorable adventure for thrill-seekers.

Bahamas Scuba Diving Destinations

Did you know the Bahamas is home to the world’s third-largest barrier reef? The stunning Andros Barrier Reef spans over 190 miles! This natural wonder is renowned for its deep dive wrecks and mesmerizing blue holes—a must-see for any ocean enthusiast.

Selecting the perfect dive spot in the Bahamas ensures an underwater adventure teeming with vibrant marine life. Here’s some incredible locations to explore during your Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter.

The Exumas

  • Embark on an exhilarating biodiversity adventure at the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park.
  • Experience the unique opportunity to swim with the pigs at Big Major Cay, or dive alongside the sharks at Compass Cay.
  • Discover the iconic Thunderball Grotto while snorkeling.

Grand Bahama

Tiger Beach isn’t your typical dive spot. Here, you’ll have the extraordinary chance to encounter female tiger sharks up close in the shallow waters. Additionally, there’s an opportunity to observe dolphins.

Discover additional destinations to explore during your Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter Vacation.

When crafting your itinerary, remember to include Abaco for thrilling wrecks or shallow dives. Abaco enjoys Atlantic temperatures, fostering the ideal environment for flourishing natural reefs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life of Green Turtle Cay, and let the enchanting shallow reefs captivate you.

Moreover, Nassau is a haven for sea turtles, stingrays, and various sharks. Scuba diving in Nassau will also astound you with some of the Caribbean’s finest wrecks. Be sure not to overlook the opportunity to explore one of Nassau’s renowned dive sites, The Lost Blue Hole.

Eleuthera’s Current Cut is perfect for drift diving, while Bimini offers vibrant coral reefs up close.

Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter Options

AMMONITE | Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter

  • Year / Refit: 2009 / 2022
  • Builder: Nordhavn
  • Guest accommodation: Six guests in three staterooms: one king, one Pullman, and two queens.
  • Crew and services: Captain, First Mate, and Chef
  • Water Sports and Activities: Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and inshore fishing. Ammonite also offers PADI Dive certifications and various other PADI courses.
  • Charter rates:
    • Low rate: $35,000 per week
    • High rate: $40,000 per week
    • Christmas/New Year’s Rate (7 nights minimum): $40,000 USD plus 35% APA, 4% tax, and 10% VAT, totaling $59,600 USD.

NOMADA | Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter

  • Year / Refit: 2010 / 2021
  • Builder: Mochi
  • Guest accommodation: Eight guests in four staterooms: one king, one queen, and two twins.
  • Crew and services: Key roles onboard include Captain, Chef, First Mate/Deckhand, and Head Steward. Additionally, a dive instructor is available for charters with diving requests.
  • Water Sports and Activities: Nomada also offers four complete sets of scuba diving gear, along with kayaks, sea scooters, and fishing equipment.
  • Charter rates: Weekly rates cover the 33ft tender; otherwise, it’s $46,000 – $51,000 plus 30% APA and 16% tax.
    • Low rate: $50,000 per week
    • High rate: $55,000 per week

SWEET ESCAPE | Bahamas Dive Yacht Charter

  • Year / Refit: 1993 / 2022
  • Builder: Christensen
  • Guest accommodation: Twelve guests in six staterooms: three kings, two convertible twins, and one single.
  • Crew and services: The crew comprises a Captain, Engineer, Chef, Chief Stewardess, two stewardesses, and two Deckhands.
  • Water Sports and Activities: Enjoy water skiing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Scuba diving is available for certified divers only.
  • Charter rates: The weekly rate is subject to a 35% Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA), 4% Bahamas Taxes, and 10% Bahamas VAT.
    • Low rate: $115,000 per week
    • High rate: $135,000 per week


What qualifications do I need to dive in the Bahamas?

The waters of the Bahamas welcome divers of all levels. However, accessing most advanced dive sites requires a PADI certification or equivalent.

How much is the average cost of a dive yacht charter in the Bahamas? 

Dive charter prices vary significantly, typically from $50,000 to over $100,000 per week. The cost is influenced by factors such as the size of the yacht, the number of guests, and the level of luxury offered.

Is dive equipment included in the charter fee?

Some Bahamas yacht charters offer onboard scuba diving, and smaller sailing catamarans include meals and drinks. However, it’s important to note that while the charter fee covers these amenities, additional expenses such as PADI Course fees are excluded.

Additionally, some charters may limit the number of dives, often restricting it to three per week.

Check with your CKIM Yacht Charter Brokers about the possible options.

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