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Spend a week diving some of the Bahamas' most spectacular dive sites at San Salvador, one of the Bahamas Out Islands.

San Salvador is unique among the Bahamian Islands. While the Bahamas is predominantly flat, San Salvador is the tip of the vast underwater mountain reaching abyssal depths, creating an underwater topography of spectacular reefs and plunging wall dives. The visibility and marine life are outstanding, while the area is known for regular encounters with hammerhead sharks.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Nassau

    Transfer to your Nassau hotel for an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2: Continue to San Salvador

    After breakfast, continue on to the island of San Salvador this morning by air. Transfer to the Riding Rock Resort for a seven night stay.
  3. Days 3-8 : Begin your Island Escapade and dive San Salvador

    San Salvador is surrounded by beautiful reefs and spectacular wall dives. There are over 50 dive sites to explore, many within a few minutes of the resort. Your package includes up to 16 dives including tanks and weights.

  4. Days 9-10 : Overnight in Nassau

    This afternoon transfer to the aiport for your return flight to Nassau where you will spend your last night in the Bahamas.

    Depending on flight schedule, this additional night may not be necessary.

  5. Day 10: Depart the Bahamas

    Day at leisure and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
  6. Day 11: Arrive UK

You should note: Want to stay longer or visit more islands? Talk to our Dive team to discuss your holiday options. Depending on flight schedule, you may require an additional night in Nassau on return journey.

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 days from £2,595 pp
  • Single supplement: From £350
  • When to go: Nov-Jun: Open year-round. High season generally considered to be from November through to June.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • Domestic flights
    • 2 nights in Nassau (breakfast)
    • 7 nights in San Salvador (full board)
    • 16 dives (tanks & weights)
    • All transfers
Featured locations:

San Salvador

San Salvador lies in the southeast of the Bahamas, and is its best kept secret. Divers can expect pristine beaches, stunning visibility, healthy reefs teeming with marine life, swim-throughs and caverns, and plenty of shark encounters, including hammerheads.

  • Ideal for viewing: Caribbean reef shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, southern stingray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Hammerhead shark

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
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Riding Rock Resort & Marina

This purpose built resort is situated on San Salvador in the southeast of the Bahamian archipelago. It offers excellent facilities and has been welcoming divers and water sports enthusiasts since the 1960s.

Orange Hill Beach Inn

A favourite amongst divers, this small charming property is set on a hilltop overlooking the ocean, 50 steps from a white sandy beach. Its location near the airport also makes it ideal for an overnight stopover.