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Live an adventure in the depths of the Caribbean Sea, which welcomes you with open arms and a smile. Interact with the natural diversity and different exotic species of the Caribbean Sea. Viva Diving is fully-situated on a beautiful white sand beach surrounded by an atmosphere that breathes tranquility. We are a five-star PADI Instructor facility offering a selection of PADI courses. All our programs are given in a lively setting. We offer diving for the entire family and all levels of expertise, from the PADI Open Water Course to the highest certification.
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Enjoy diving in the crystal-clear waters on the Caribbean Sea and famous Bahamian reefs. You will get close up to corals, dolphins, stingrays, sharks, wrecks….and a whole lot more!
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We offer beginners complimentary introductory lessons inside our pool and certification courses for those wishing to become certified at any level. Follow us to the depth of the ocean with Viva Diving.
Certification courses offered include PADI Scuba Diver Certification, PADI Open Water Certification Course, PADI Advanced Water Certification Course and PADI Emergency First Response.
Two very interesting sites well worth to explore. Inundated by thick spurs, groove coral formations and an impressive marine life. Colonies of fish inhabit its myriad hideouts, crevices and caves, making it all but impossible to see them all at once. Both ropes go down a slope of 60’ until bottoming out at 80-90’. A sunken chamber is within sight from this area’s deepest end. Groupers, Jack, remoras and sharks from neighboring shark valley are known to frequent the site. There are a variety of sites to explore in this spot.
Sharks and stingrays are plentiful. There is a coral cavern running 100 feet across the reef, inhabited by damsel and squirrel fish.
SEA STAR WRECK
Previously known as Emmanuelle, it was sunken in April, 2002. The vessel is approximately 180 feet long and is housed in two sections inundated by 90 feet of water. Being a cargo ship, it has a holding place turned cavern open for exploration, where a diver can get a better appreciation of the manner this vessel was prepared to be sunken, with its cement ballast and holes to the side of the hull still present. Its remains now house numerous species of vegetable and marine life; some of the largest Arrow crab can be found in the vicinity. Other interesting aspects of this dive include a small crane in its deck replete with schooling snapper and grants, apt for more experienced divers who can explore its galley, crew rooms and bridge deck.
Plate, boulder coral and deep water staghorn coral adorn the area. Innumerable exploration sites in this location fill up with silversides during summertime. Deep surge channels harbor blue spikes, eels and schools of grunts.
It belongs to a massive reef system by way of a permanent coral head mooring. Home to many eels, moray eels, and sand banks containing a considerable amount of Caribbean reef fish, lobsters and large groupers. The site is well-designed and easy to navigate. Its depth allows spectators to examine soft corals and sponges differing in color and size. Stingrays and sea turtles also are known to cohabitate here.
Diverse kinds of hard coral have formed here. Many plate coral overlap above the surge channels. An awfully-large blue hole comes directly outside the coral. Mahogany and yellowtail snappers, goatfish and French grunts are common. An unprecedented dive awaits.
The remains of Theo’s Wreck are located around 1.5 miles from the coast. This wreck measures around 230 feet long and rests on the ocean’s floor on its port side, nestled between the deep reef and the drop-off at a depth of close to 101 feet. The bow points towards land and the stem towards sea. Rests on a sandy plateau flanked by isolated coral banks. Two permanent buoys, one on the arch and the other on the stem, mark the position of the vessel. Surrounding waters are susceptible to currents that fluctuate according to the tides; buoys are used for added protection. Since sunken in 1982, it’s become the habitat of many fish and is now covered by lush vegetation. The bow anchor chain has splendid Gregorian sea fans.
A great reef south of Grand Bahama; it adopted its name from an overwhelming presence of resident eels and moray eels. An area where Boulder star coral predominates. It has become a premiere site for diving since June 2006 with the addition of the La Rose recreation wreck.
LA ROSE WRECK
La Rose was used during many years by a company in the Abaco islands to install batteries in the many canals and recreational ports in Grand Bahama. After retirement, the 50 ft. /2-storey tug boat was sunken with the cooperation of the Grand Bahama Divers Association and Grand Bahama Bradford. It’s now a five minute swim to the south of the mooring line located on Moray Manor, making this reef an extraordinary site for diving.
PAPA DOC WRECK
A group of mercenaries set out to fight in the Haitian revolution to overthrow Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, reaching no further than this point. This 70 ft. ship sunk during a storm in 1968. Going 10 years back, clips of ammunition could still be seen amongst the isolated coral heads. Two blocks of its motor and various sections of an old shrimper are still visible.
On the mooring pin lay sections of high-profile corals that run east to west. A large sand canal runs parallel to it – an extension of a landscape composed by sharks. Queen, French and Grey Fish are plentiful here. Good place to find lobster, stingrays and even Grey Caribbean Reef sharks.
BEN’S BLUE HOLE
This classic site could be considered our “house reef”, as it’s located in front of the resort. This offset, a blue hole part of a large fracture running east from the mooring and lying close to a coral head. Directly south of the mooring pin where a horseshoe-shaped ledge lies on the sand. This is Ben “the blue hole”. This hole serves as a funnel, or canal by which fresh water enters the ocean, making this mixture of waters an interesting habitat for all type of fish. Eels, moray eels and groupers can be observed at the blue hole’s most salient point. Sea turtles frequent this place. A site preferred by photographers who enjoy taking pictures of head hop coral on sunny days.
Corals at this site form small caves. One must be the size of a pygmy in order to swim through these! Lobsters or spotted moray eels often hide inside these small crevices. Platforms cradled by hard corals can be seen. Frequently, schools of spadefish come close to the surface.
Ann was a local school teacher and amateur diver. This site was a favorite of hers. A beautiful place with several large, tall coral pinnacles situated on the top of coral ridges– rows of thick coral heads. Flamenco tongues and packed lettuce leaves are plentiful in this reef. Copious schools of Hogfish and yellowtail snappers inhabit this area.
This site has long, solid coral lines separated by surge channels. A blue hole flourishes atop a particular coral head sitting on the plateau of a mooring line. Schools of white grunts, Bermuda chubs and black trigger fish inhabit the area surrounding the blue hole.
Once a ferry servicing the Carolinas, this vessel has also made an appearance in the movie All Hollow’s Eve. Sunk in early in 1992, it penetrated an isolated coral area. This site surprises one with its stingrays and marine turtle sightings. On the top of its ruins, soft corals create a habitat suitable for Flamingo Tongue, while harbored severed rubble give rise to drum fish.
Located on the eastern tip of Shark Alley. Adjacent to Angel’s Camp and Pretender Wreck. Comprised by isolated coral, sand plateaus and many sharks! Named Hydro Lab for the sunken hyperbaric chamber sustaining the mooring line.
Western-most tip of Shark Alley. Intertwined with Hydro Lab to the east and Cave Sites to the south. An appealing dive in the midst of a diverse ocean with plenty to explore. It’s called Pretenders Wreck for the 45’ tugboat hull which sustains a mooring line. This wreck has served as a feeding ground for sharks during 15 years. Many Grey Caribbean Reef sharks roam these waters; groupers, Schooling Jacks and spadefish abound. A Stingray or two is frequently spotted. One never knows what else lurks inside this side of the ocean!
At 35’, a steel hull o a sandy plateau surrounds isolated corals. To the south, spur and grove coral formations contour bowing down to greater depths. A site with appeal for lobsters, crabs, schooling snapper and hogfish.
Coral heads in this place contour into coarse triangles at the bottom of the mooring line, hence the name Arrow Point. Small, dispersed blue holes will guide you towards interesting findings. This site houses thick coral growths to the south, and a rich marine life, where one encounters turtles, stonefish and spotted eel. To the north, a sand canal and coral extensions take form. A stunning site created for recreational diving.
This reef takes the shape of a canvas. It is said coral heads in this place are like masterpieces at an art gallery; go from one to the other and observe what these hold. Full of fascinating colors that undoubtedly captivates the lens of any photographer. Abundant marine life depicted by small organisms, arrow crabs, slugs and juveniles. One often encounters stingrays or Grey Caribbean Reef sharks.
This site features three isolated coral heads which run parallel one to another. If you look carefully, tiny Christmas tree worms and feather dusters will gratify your sight. The top of the coral heads are covered with assorted gorgonians and sea fans. You will encounter hogfish, as well as stingrays and jack escorts.
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