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The Bahamas offer countless dive sites, and a liveaboard is one of the most popular ways to explore the islands.

The Bahamas archipelago comprises of thousands of islands and cays spread over 750 miles of ocean. Most liveaboard itineraries focus on the Exumas National Land & Sea Park, one of the most established and successful marine parks in the Caribbean. Characterised by crystal clear water, vibrant reefs and plentiful shark encounters, the Exumas are a diver's playground and a mecca for photographers and shark lovers alike. Enjoy blue holes, plunging walls, exhilarating drift dives and possible encounters Caribbean reef, nurse, lemon and tiger sharks. Snorkellers are welcome.

The itinerary below is based on a trip with Blackbeard Cruises (six nights). Similar itineraries are offered on the more luxurious Aqua Cat and Bahamas Aggressor liveaboards (seven nights). 

Typical itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Nassau, Bahamas

    Arrive and transfer to your accommodation in Nassau for an overnight stay.
  2. Day 2: Set sail for the Exumas by liveaboard

    Enjoy your morning at leisure. In the afternoon join your liveaboard and settle in before setting sail for the Exumas for a six night adventure.
  3. Days 3-7 : Dive the Exumas

    Enjoy up to four dives per day to explore some of the Caribbean's finest diving. Highlights include shark encounters at Amberjack Reef and the thrill of the 'Washing Machine'.

    Generally there are 19 dives scheduled throughout the trip. Water temperature ranges from 22C in January to 28C in September.

    The boat returns to Nassau on Thursday evening and will be docked in time for dinner.

  4. Day 8: Day at leisure then depart Nassau

    All passengers must disembark by 9am. The rest of day is at your own leisure to explore Nassau before making your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

    Want to extend your stay and dive the famous sites around Nassau? Ask you Dive consultant for further information.

  5. Day 9: Arrive UK

You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Flight schedules are subject to seasonal changes which may result in additional nights in Nassau.

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £1,860 pp
  • Departures: View all departure dates
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • 1 night in Nassau (BB)
    • Airport to accommodation transfer
    • 6 nights liveaboard (All Inclusive)
    • Up to 19 dives, tanks & weights
  • Additional fees: USD105: Subject to change

Availability

Search for your ideal departure below, and then enquire to confirm availability and book.

Featured locations:

Nassau, New Providence

Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, sits on the island of New Providence, where underwater highlights include wonderful walls, colourful reefs, world famous wrecks and plenty of shark encounters. The island also offers some vibrant culture, museums and restaurants.

  • Ideal for viewing: Caribbean reef shark, nurse shark, Nassau grouper, hawksbill turtle, southern stingray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Snorkelling

Exumas National Land and Sea Park

Considered to be the most pristine area in the Bahamas, the Exumas are home to some of the most prolific and varied underwater life of any coral reef in the world. A photographer’s dream, divers can expect regular shark encounters and plenty of critters.

  • Ideal for viewing: Caribbean reef shark, nurse shark, lemon shark, southern stingray, marine iguana
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Singles diving, Shark diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Aqua Cat

This luxurious catamaran liveaboard operates throughout the year to the Exumas, the most pristine area in the Bahamas, where you will find plenty of sharks, mysterious blue holes and isolated islands.

Bahamas Aggressor

An intimate and luxurious vessel, the Bahamas Aggressor accommodates just 14 passengers and itineraries spend a week exploring the Exuma Cays, one of the world's most established and successful marine parks.

Blackbeard Cruises

Departing from Nassau, this 20 metre sloop visits the stunning waters of the Exumas, southwest Eleuthera and Little San Salvador in the central Bahamas. Accommodation is casual and is a great option for a group of friends.