Nassau is the most populous city and capital of the Bahamas. The city is located on the island of New Providence and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. An attractive harbour and the beautiful nature of the Bahamas have made Nassau a tourist destination. By crossing a bridge from the capital you can get to the neighbouring island of Paradise. Scuba diving, snorkelling and wreck diving are very popular here. The underwater landscape is made up of picturesque coral reefs, walls and caves. Thanks to the crystal-clear water, you can explore various reefs and sunken ships teeming with marine life. Extreme diving with sharks is also available. The best time to see sharks migrating is from November to May.
The climate in Nassau is suitable for diving all year round — except for during the hurricane season (from July to October). The most comfortable period for diving is from November to May when topside conditions are at their peak. The air temperature is +22-25 °C, and the water warms up to between +24-27 °C. June to October is considered to be the rainy season.
There are a lot of interesting dive spots in Nassau and New Providence. The main spots are reefs, walls and wrecks. Popular sites include the Goulding Cay Wall and Schoolhouse Reef. Those interested in shark diving without wanting to see the bottom should check out Shark Buoy. If you’d like to try wreck diving on New Providence, look out for the Cessna Wreck, as well as the Sea Viking Wreck. Tech divers will also enjoy exploring the Lost Blue Hole, and the Trinity Caves are a favourite of many daredevils.