Nassau, Bahamas – May 22-27, 2019

Scuba Shack’s most popular trip year-after-year includes all the great diving you expect to find in Nassau, with five nights of poolside accommodations at Orange Hill and four days of diving with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas. Join us May 22-27 for a perfect trip for novice and advanced divers!

Why is the southwest side of Nassau perfect for novice and advanced divers? Most dive sites are close to the island and in waters no deeper than 35 to 45 feet. Most sites feature wrecks and/or fantastic coral formations. But what’s really unique is that on many of those sites – yards away – is the famous Tongue of the Ocean featuring vertical walls covered with hard and soft corals dropping more than one mile deep! It’s simple – novice divers can enjoy the dive along the top of the wall and more advanced divers can enjoy the deeper wall diving!

Last year’s schedule was very popular, so we’re packing this year’s trip with the same fun adventures!

During this Memorial Day Weekend trip, divers will enjoy 10 scheduled dives.

  • Three days of two boat dives each morning featuring a Lionfish Hunt on one morning
  • Plus a two-tank Dive Propulsion Vehicle Trip on one afternoon
  • Plus an all-day Scuba Safari Adventure to Nassau’s Blue Hole with two dives and a trip to Rose Island featuring a beach barbecue.

Trip leader Peter Katz has out-done himself again this year, setting up another unique dive adventure!

Dive by day, and enjoy some of the finest dining on the island by night! Nassau, famous for its warm, clear water, is a draw to TV, movie-makers and divers alike! Dive sites include The Bond Wrecks, Southwest Reef and Peter’s favorite, Pumpkin Patch!

The southwest side of Nassau also features more than a dozen dive sites featuring wrecks placed as artificial reefs!

Nassau Dive Trip Pricing

  • Double Diver $1,250
  • Single Diver $1,650
  • Non-Diver $675

Optional Add-ons

  • Extra night and breakfast
  • Two-tank afternoon dives (two afternoons available)
  • Four day Enriched Air Nitrox package
  • Non-divers can join the Scuba Safari Adventure

The price of the trip includes gratuities, tax and service charges. A full breakfast each morning is included.

A non-refundable $500 deposit will hold your spot. Final payment is due on April 5, 2019.

Airfare not included. Valid passport required.

Scuba Shack highly recommends that you carry Travel and DAN insurance.

Previous Trip Reports

Get the idea? Scuba Shack has been diving the southwest side of Nassau since 1987. We’ve lost track of the number of group trips we’ve hosted to the island, but we’re confident it’s more than 50 trips!

Photos from Previous Nassau Trips

 

Little Cayman – Oct. 20-27, 2019

This incredible all-inclusive trip to Little Cayman includes seven nights and six full days of scuba diving offshore along one of the most beautiful underwater walls in the world.

You’ll be completely immersed in the experience that is Little Cayman Beach Resort. The resort has been in operation for decades, providing divers world-class opportunities only minutes away by boat. Really, the boat trips can be as little as three minutes to access the beautiful wall diving that starts at only 18 feet! Diving the Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park is considered a must-do adventure for divers from all around the world. Don’t miss your chance!

Located within the resort, Reef Divers provides personalized valet diving on custom built Newton dive boats. Don’t lift a finger! Short boat rides await to the iconic Bloody Bay Wall. Dive computers are required.

Chef-prepared dinners have a different theme every night, featuring soups, appetizers, salads, vegetables, starches, and hot entrées. And there’s always a selection of fabulous desserts!

Photos and illustrations courtesy Little Cayman Beach Resort, Reef Divers and Jason Belport.

Little Cayman Beach Resort is located in the Marine Park Zone, adjacent to more than 20 dive sites!

Little Cayman All-Inclusive Dive Package Includes…

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Six, two-tank morning boat dives
  • Five, one-tank afternoon boat dives
  • Dive trip to Cayman Brac to dive the MV Capt. Keith Tibbetts’ wreck (Offered on select days; weather dependent at no additional charge)
    … So that’s a schedule including 17 boat dives
  • $100 Resort Credit or FREE Nitrox
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Welcome Rum Punch and Manager’s Cocktail Reception
  • Resort fees, taxes and hotel gratuities.

Airfare Included!

  • Round-trip airfare from JFK to Little Cayman
  • Round-trip bus transportation to JFK from Scuba Shack in Rocky Hill
  • Airport ground transfers to and from the resort

Note that gratuities for the dive staff are not included.

Little Cayman Trip Pricing

  • Double Diver $2,750
  • Single Diver $3,350
  • Non-Diver $2,500

A non-refundable $500 deposit will hold your spot. Final payment is due on Aug. 9, 2019.

Valid passport required. Scuba Shack highly recommends that you carry Travel and DAN insurance.

Little Cayman Photos

Photos and illustrations courtesy Little Cayman Beach Resort, Reef Divers and Jason Belport.

 

The Florida Keys – April 10-13, 2019

Scuba Shack is heading to Key Largo for some early season diving. Jeff and Matt Cinciripino are going to be diving with Horizon Divers Wednesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 13. This trip is a little different than our normal dive trips. Essentially you can pick the days that you want to dive. Come for all four days or as many as you’d like.

We will be there to take you diving and offer opportunities to complete training. For anyone who is completing their confined water training with Scuba Shack over the winter, this is a perfect opportunity to get certified in a warm water setting with plenty to see.

PADI Fish Identification Specialty

We will also be conducting PADI Fish Identification specialty course that counts toward your rating as a PADI Master Diver. Read more about this opportunity.

Finally, if you just want to dive with us, come on down and we will be there to provide our guidance.

The plan is to do two dives each day – probably morning and then spend the afternoon’s relaxing in Key Largo. We may also add additional dives depending on interest.

Since this is not like other dive trips, you will be responsible for your flights, hotel reservations and ground transportation. We will make the arrangements with the dive shop and you can pay them directly when you dive.

Our plan is to fly Jet Blue to Fort Lauderdale and then drive to Key Largo where we will be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott. There are plenty of hotel options in Key Largo and flights also go into Miami.

If you would like to come dive with us in the Keys, please let us know the dates you’d like to dive and exactly what you’d like to do when you get there. We are keeping this very flexible.

Diving with Horizon Divers

You can view the rates at Horizon Divers online.

 

Cozumel – Feb. 23 – March 2, 2019

By popular demand, Scuba Shack is returning to the Blue Angel Resort, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico!

This package includes seven nights accommodations, breakfast, taxes, five mornings of two-tank boat dives, and unlimited shore diving. Nitrox available on-site.

A Scuba Shack favorite for its beach front location, ocean view rooms, and very affordable price, every Blue Angel Resort room has a balcony or patio to view the beach and evening sunsets, air conditioning, mini fridge, and easy access to the ocean front pool.

The dive shop is located on the hotel grounds – the boat will pick you up every morning by the oceanfront pool! What could be easier? There is a great restaurant in the hotel, but Blue Angel Resort’s convenient location makes it easy to walk to town if you want to try something different for dinner!

Trip Rates

  • Double Diver $895 per person
  • Single Divers $1,275 per person
  • Non Divers $500 per person

Airfare is not included. A valid Passport is required.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. Payment in full is due December 7, 2018.

Scuba Shack highly recommends trip insurance.

Photos from Previous Trips