Diving this part of the Bahamas you are likely to see Black Tip Reef Sharks as well as exquisite coral reefs, grottos, underwater blow holes, high speed drift dives, wall and wreck dives. And best of all is that you will probably not see any other dive boat around. Staying in Eleuthera for scuba diving you have to consider where to stay because you either dive the northern part of Eleuthera (around Harbour Island) or the southern part of Eleuthera. At the moment of writing there was no scuba diving offered elsewhere. Both offer spectacular diving for everyone. But remember that from the north to the south will take you about 2 hours by car.
So you make a wise choice! We would travel south. But sttt....you did not hear this from us.
The Duck Inn
North Side Inn
Pink Sand Cottage
The Barefoot Beach House www.thebarefootbeachhouse.com
Hut Pointe Inn
Ocean Fox Cotton Bay www.oceanfoxcottonbay.com
Ocean Fox Cotton Bay is professionaly run by Al Curry and his team from their base of operation at Davis Harbour Marina at the South end of Eleuthera. We absolutely loved this small operation and can't wait to get back!
Valentine’s Dive Center
This dive centre is located on the west side of Harbour Island. It is the leading PADI dive resort facility in the area offering daily dives, snorkel trips, private charters, a certification program, kayaking & paddle board rentals.
The Bahamas has a tropical monsoon climate with relatively consistent temperatures throughout the course of the year. Summertime temperatures reach about 32 degrees Celsius and the winter months have daytime temperatures between 21 and 26 degrees.
For scuba diving the only advice is to maybe avoid the month of September and Oktober as these have a relative high risk for hurricanes
There are three airports on the island: North Eleuthera Airport (ELH), Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB) and Rock Sound Airport (RSD).
Coming in from Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport (Airport code NAS) you can fly with either Pineapple Air (www.pineappleair.com), Air Bahamas (www.bahamasair.com) or Western Air (www.westernairbahamas.com). So it is relatively accessible by plane.
But it can also be easily reached by ferry with Bahamas Ferries (www.bahamasferries.com) from most of the other islands in the Bahamas.