Nassau Scuba Diving Excursion Reviews

Take to the blue waters of Nassau on an instructed scuba tour. Explore this amazing aquatic world -- it has all the makings for an exciting day!
We did a wall dive and reef dive.
Sail Date: June 2019
We did a wall dive and reef dive. The boat is excellent with plenty of shade, an upper deck, toilet and emergency oxygen on board. Drinking water is provided but no fruit or snacks. Crew did a good job getting everyone in and out of the ... Read More
We did a wall dive and reef dive. The boat is excellent with plenty of shade, an upper deck, toilet and emergency oxygen on board. Drinking water is provided but no fruit or snacks. Crew did a good job getting everyone in and out of the water. Visibility was decreased on the first dive and I actually never saw the wall; only the reef leading to the wall at 80fsw. Average reef and fish with a lot of reef sharks. Second dive had better visibility and a much better reef, depth of 40fsw. Many more fish, eels, lobster, crab and more reef sharks. We only had 9 divers on board with one dive master. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing dive with Steward Coves.
Sail Date: March 2019
Amazing dive with Steward Coves. Got lucky, we were only 3 experienced divers so we got to dive a few slightly more adventurous sites with a great DM.
Amazing dive with Steward Coves. Got lucky, we were only 3 experienced divers so we got to dive a few slightly more adventurous sites with a great DM. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Scuba with sharks!
Sail Date: January 2019
Scuba with sharks! Wow!
Scuba with sharks! Wow! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
It was actually Snuba, not scuba, but that's not a choice here.
Sail Date: November 2018
It was actually Snuba, not scuba, but that's not a choice here. Anyway, it was a great time. Very fun. The coral is dead and brown, but there are a lot of fish to see. And just the act of being in the water and breathing under water ... Read More
It was actually Snuba, not scuba, but that's not a choice here. Anyway, it was a great time. Very fun. The coral is dead and brown, but there are a lot of fish to see. And just the act of being in the water and breathing under water was a lot of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Plenty of options for activities / excursions.
Sail Date: July 2018
Plenty of options for activities / excursions. Wish we had more time in the island or multiple days. Scuba diving was amazing and the staff was outstanding. The weather was great and we would go back to this island just to visit and do ... Read More
Plenty of options for activities / excursions. Wish we had more time in the island or multiple days. Scuba diving was amazing and the staff was outstanding. The weather was great and we would go back to this island just to visit and do more scuba anytime. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Stuart's Cove diving.
Sail Date: April 2018
Stuart's Cove diving. Great experience. Well run operation.
Stuart's Cove diving. Great experience. Well run operation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed the diving.
Sail Date: March 2018
Enjoyed the diving. The drivers were attentive to ensure we got back to ship in a timely manner
Enjoyed the diving. The drivers were attentive to ensure we got back to ship in a timely manner Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Morning dive with Stuart Coves booked thru the excursion desk.
Sail Date: March 2018
Morning dive with Stuart Coves booked thru the excursion desk. They appeared to be a bit overbooked and it took a long time for the boat to leave as they were getting missing gear the participants. After the initial minor delay, ... Read More
Morning dive with Stuart Coves booked thru the excursion desk. They appeared to be a bit overbooked and it took a long time for the boat to leave as they were getting missing gear the participants. After the initial minor delay, everything went very well once everyone was on the boat. The crew was very good and the 2 dive sites were spectacular. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Had an excellent 2-tank dive through Carnival, who uses Stuart Cove.
Sail Date: December 2017
Had an excellent 2-tank dive through Carnival, who uses Stuart Cove. Well worth the money, and they get you back on time!!
Had an excellent 2-tank dive through Carnival, who uses Stuart Cove. Well worth the money, and they get you back on time!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Shuttle was on time.
Sail Date: December 2017
Shuttle was on time. Check in was quick and easy, but I had my own equipment and a printout of the receipt that was emailed from when I booked the excursion, which helped. Dove the wall on the first dive and saw lots of aquatic life. ... Read More
Shuttle was on time. Check in was quick and easy, but I had my own equipment and a printout of the receipt that was emailed from when I booked the excursion, which helped. Dove the wall on the first dive and saw lots of aquatic life. The second dive was over the James Bond plane and boat props. It was a little shallower and the divemaster didn't get in the water, just the four of us on the excursion. All the divers seemed well experienced and able to make their air last, so we didn't have any issues. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Dive locations were good, loved the wreck dive, it was amazing.
Sail Date: December 2017
Dive locations were good, loved the wreck dive, it was amazing. I was not happy that there were about 20 divers and only one dive master in the water with us. Also, my BC was too big and my weight belt would not stay tight, both kept ... Read More
Dive locations were good, loved the wreck dive, it was amazing. I was not happy that there were about 20 divers and only one dive master in the water with us. Also, my BC was too big and my weight belt would not stay tight, both kept shifting making staying level quite a challenge. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This excursion was booked mainly for my teenage son, and he had an enormously fantastic time.
Sail Date: November 2017
This excursion was booked mainly for my teenage son, and he had an enormously fantastic time. He cannot stop talking about how awesome this was. The highlight of his vacation. It would have been far better if they didn't change the ... Read More
This excursion was booked mainly for my teenage son, and he had an enormously fantastic time. He cannot stop talking about how awesome this was. The highlight of his vacation. It would have been far better if they didn't change the excursion time. The time was changed and due to this, they felt rushed. My mother wound up slipping and breaking a bone in her foot while trying to get into one of the boats. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
2 good dives with Stuart Cove.
Sail Date: October 2017
2 good dives with Stuart Cove. Professional organisation, good hire gear and boat. Would certainly dive with them again.
2 good dives with Stuart Cove. Professional organisation, good hire gear and boat. Would certainly dive with them again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Dove the shipwreck first, I couldn't get over all the sharks!!
Sail Date: October 2017
Dove the shipwreck first, I couldn't get over all the sharks!! I knew about it in advance, but figured if my family could do it , then I could too. It was good.
Dove the shipwreck first, I couldn't get over all the sharks!! I knew about it in advance, but figured if my family could do it , then I could too. It was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked with Stuart Coves on the first cruise and loved it!
Sail Date: September 2017
We booked with Stuart Coves on the first cruise and loved it! The second cruise we went freediving at Cannon Ball Reef due to me having an ear infection on the trip. We were so happy with both!
We booked with Stuart Coves on the first cruise and loved it! The second cruise we went freediving at Cannon Ball Reef due to me having an ear infection on the trip. We were so happy with both! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Good trip.
Sail Date: August 2017
Good trip. The change to the itinerary definitely impacted the excursion. The crew at Stuarts Cove did their best to ensure that maximum dive time was allowed.
Good trip. The change to the itinerary definitely impacted the excursion. The crew at Stuarts Cove did their best to ensure that maximum dive time was allowed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Subs were broken with no handle.
Sail Date: April 2017
The Subs were broken with no handle. My husband sub did not start so we did not get to do it together. He came up and complained then they gave him 10 minutes more underwater. I was terrible.
The Subs were broken with no handle. My husband sub did not start so we did not get to do it together. He came up and complained then they gave him 10 minutes more underwater. I was terrible. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice diving - the dive master was super chill and we really appreciated that.
Sail Date: March 2017
Nice diving - the dive master was super chill and we really appreciated that. The company name was Stewart Coves. We have dove with them before on a trip to the Bahamas and really liked them. I would strongly recommend booking through the ... Read More
Nice diving - the dive master was super chill and we really appreciated that. The company name was Stewart Coves. We have dove with them before on a trip to the Bahamas and really liked them. I would strongly recommend booking through the ship. We thought we would be late for the ship, but knew with 15 of us who all booked through the ship they wouldn't leave us. We were not late, but I was relaxed knowing I didn't book this excursion on my own. I would have been panicked if I booked myself knowing the ship did not know where I was or wait for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the highlight of our trip.
Sail Date: March 2017
This was the highlight of our trip. We rode on a sailboat about an hour to a reef, put on our equipment, and tooled around with tropical fish for another hour, then headed back to port with some delicious rum punch that the staff kept ... Read More
This was the highlight of our trip. We rode on a sailboat about an hour to a reef, put on our equipment, and tooled around with tropical fish for another hour, then headed back to port with some delicious rum punch that the staff kept coming. Every moment was great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nassau didn't impress me much.
Sail Date: February 2017
Nassau didn't impress me much. It seemed run down considering the tourist dollar that have been flowing there. I decided to try Discover Scuba, and introductory course to scuba diving. For me it was too rushed and in the end I ... Read More
Nassau didn't impress me much. It seemed run down considering the tourist dollar that have been flowing there. I decided to try Discover Scuba, and introductory course to scuba diving. For me it was too rushed and in the end I didn't dive. That may be a personal thing because all seven others in my group finished and seemed to have good time. The literature for the excursion said a 12-20 foot dive, but at the dive sight they said it was 40 feet. To my mind that's too much for a complete newbie. I would recommend learning to scuba dive with a qualified and competent instructor in your area and at your pace, which is what I plan on doing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the $189 a person Discover SCUBA Diving at Stuart’s Cove Diving in Nassau and that was… ...
Sail Date: August 2016
We took the $189 a person Discover SCUBA Diving at Stuart’s Cove Diving in Nassau and that was… Um?... Stupid? The low point of the trip. Stuart’s Cove has a worldwide reputation of being a great dive center and it just isn’t. ... Read More
We took the $189 a person Discover SCUBA Diving at Stuart’s Cove Diving in Nassau and that was… Um?... Stupid? The low point of the trip. Stuart’s Cove has a worldwide reputation of being a great dive center and it just isn’t. My wife and I are both experienced SCUBA divers and wanted to get the kids into the water to see if they like the Caribbean SCUBA experience before we blew a few mortgage payments to get them certified. The trip left WAY too late in the day (at 11:30) and when we got there, nothing, and I mean nothing was set up to train the eleven of us from The Gem and a five or so people from The Norwegian Sky. We watched a video made by PADI (The Professional Association of Dive Instructors) and then went into the pool for some basic skills. Our instructor, Brian was REALLY good at what he did, but no one at all was there to help him in any way at any time. People who arrived at the same time we did from a different cruise ship weren’t told that they had to watch the video, so that slowed us down. We had to climb down into a long rigid inflatable boat that should have already been filled with our equipment, but wasn’t, so that slowed us down. We used this boat to ride out to a pontoon boat of a kind that you more normally see at dive shops, then weren’t told that weren’t diving, but we could snorkel, so that slowed us down. Then, on the LONG boat trip from where we couldn’t SCUBA to where we could, no one changed the air cylinders from the divers who had just dived, so that slowed us down. Then, one of the brain trust realized that we were all from a cruise ship and that we actually have to be back our boats at a definite time! Then we finally got into our equipment (remember; none of these people (other than me and the missus) had EVER SCUBA dived before) at about the time that we all should have been getting back on the ship. Then, we did a ten to fifteen minute dive (which should have lasted a half hour) then raced back to Stuart’s Cove, raced back to the bus, and raced back to the port. Then, we raced back on foot to the ship. I’m not lying when I tell you that one second after we got on, they pulled the small, portable aluminum gangplank up directly behind me, and we were underway before we got to the room. The moral of this tragic tale? Don’t ever use Stuart’s Cove Diving for anything (Stuart, who was walking around, looking a bit tipsy and not getting out of the divers way, seemed to be more than a bit of an A hole, in my opinion.) But what Norwegian Cruise Lines says is true; if you book through the cruise line, even though it may be more expensive, they will not sail without you. And they don’t. If they had, we would have been stuck in Nassau, Bahamas, with the sun setting, in wet clothes, with no passports or credit cards and with $97 in damp bills. And we got fifty percent of the trip’s cost back immediately. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We have been to Nassau many times and it is not our favorite port.
Sail Date: July 2016
We have been to Nassau many times and it is not our favorite port. I opted to stay on the ship with my son and mother. My husband took my daughter on the Discover Scuba excursion. They had a great time and it was an opportunity for my ... Read More
We have been to Nassau many times and it is not our favorite port. I opted to stay on the ship with my son and mother. My husband took my daughter on the Discover Scuba excursion. They had a great time and it was an opportunity for my daughter to see if she would like to learn how to scuba dive. This excursion was about five hours so they did not return to the ship until about a half hour before final boarding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The 2 tank dive crew were amazing.
Sail Date: July 2016
The 2 tank dive crew were amazing. My wife and older child did the dive and were waited on hand and foot. They could not have been more accommodating. I highly recommend if you dive take the 2 tank dive.
The 2 tank dive crew were amazing. My wife and older child did the dive and were waited on hand and foot. They could not have been more accommodating. I highly recommend if you dive take the 2 tank dive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Stewart Cove was the dive center used and they did a great job.
Sail Date: June 2016
Stewart Cove was the dive center used and they did a great job. A comfortable mini bus picked us up and everybody there was great.
Stewart Cove was the dive center used and they did a great job. A comfortable mini bus picked us up and everybody there was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked independently and also with the cruise line.
Sail Date: June 2016
Booked independently and also with the cruise line. We ended up in the Bahamas for two days because we could not stop at Great Stirup Cay because of rough seas. Ended up going scuba diving twice in the Bahamas.
Booked independently and also with the cruise line. We ended up in the Bahamas for two days because we could not stop at Great Stirup Cay because of rough seas. Ended up going scuba diving twice in the Bahamas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line