Morning two tank dive leaves our dock 8:30 AM daily (no morning dive on Sundays). Time changes occasionally to accommodate cruise ship passengers!
Check-in time 8:00 AM
Afternoon two tank leaves our dock 2:00 PM daily.
Check-in time 1:30 PM All courses held during the afternoon.
Complimentary transportation from your hotel other arrangements for cruise ship passengers!
Phone · (242) 373-4014
Fax · (242) 373-2629
Toll free (866) OK2-DIVE
PADI Gold Palm 5 Star IDC Resort #20438
They certainly have come a long way since their days on Silver Sands Beach, more than 20 years ago! Moving on to The Atlantik Beach Hotel in Port Lucaya brought them many more customers with memories galore! There have been so many of divers and students that they have lost track of after moving to Silver Palm Court. And if you see this page, please e-mail them and let them know where you are and when they can expect to see you on Sunn Odyssey Divers' dive boat again?
Now after Hurricane Wilma, we arrive at our best location ever! Walking distance to beautiful Williams Town Beach and the fabulous Island Seas Resort!
If you remember how wonderful they were a few years ago, just think how great Sunn Odyssey must be now with all the experience they have gained! They don't have a zero accident record by accident!
SERVICE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
The largest does not always mean the best; but you usually get what you pay for. Therefore, choosing a dive operator by size or lowest price may not always be advisable.
Sunn Odyssey Divers has an outstanding safety record; zero accidents in over 20 years of operation on Grand Bahama Island. They are dedicated to offering exceptional diving, which means you will not feel more relaxed or pampered than on SUNN ODYSSEY DIVERS' dive boat.
And it goes without saying, never any cattle boats! Scuba Divers understand this too well! Sunn Odyssey Divers offers the finest in personalized diving services in an uncrowded atmosphere, with a maximum of 10 divers per two-tank dive trip.
SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELING
This operation specializes in scuba diving and snorkeling charters with only you in mind. First recommended in Undercurrents in 1986 and many times since then over the years! Their Shark Encounter dive is one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever be a part of! Don't hesitate any longer, come and visit them in the Bahamas!
Not only do they offer boat escorted dives, but equipment is available for rent (credit card required). 35 mm and digital underwater cameras are also available for rental. Just a reminder, don't forget to dive THEO'S WRECK while visiting.
Two tank dive $ 98.00
6 dive package $249.00
10 dive package $390.00
Night dive $ 80.00
Passengers or Snorklers $45.00(equip incl)
BCD rental $ 13.00 per two tank
Regulator rental $ 13.00 per two tank
Wetsuit rental $ 13.00 per two tank
Hood rental $ 8.00 per two tank
Underwater light rental $ 10.00
Sealife digital camera rental $ 35.00 does not include CD burning
Strobe rental $20.00
80 cu in tank rental $ 20.00 per day
(no overnight rentals)
Prices listed reflect a 4% discount for cash payment.
They also offer PADI certification courses from your basic open water to Asst. instructor as well as many specialty certification courses. The PADI IDC is also available at Sunn Odyssey Divers. Check PADI's website for upcoming dates.
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What does it cover?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world's most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and motor procedures (skills, techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.
How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
What does it cost?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is $120 (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification. You will also need to purchase a mask, snorkel, pair of fins, and other personal dive equipment. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will guide you through this process and may suggest additional equipment along with the required purchase of a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) and a log book.
We have catered to small groups and families for over 20 years. Meet the Ward Family:
“I was one of Nick’s first divers when he started his Sunn Odyssey Divers business. My family has been diving with Nick and Karen for over 23 years. Nick and Karen run one of the safest and well managed dive operations in Freeport. Their well managed dive operations are the reason my family scuba dives with Sun Odyssey Divers.
They are also the reason I allowed my precious granddaughter to complete her initial scuba course and her first shallow dive with only Nick as the Master Instructor.” Signed: Jim Ward
From: Matthew Verdirame [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 8:41 AM
Nick and Karen,
We usually try to go to a different destination each year but because we had such a great time diving with Nick and Karen last year we decided to go back for a second year.
Diving with Sunn Odyssey divers is different than other dive centers where you are sometimes just a number in a group. But with Nick and Karen it is like diving with friends. We laughed and smiled from the time they picked us up at our hotel to when they dropped us off after diving.
The boat is spacious and comfortable with plenty of room to store equipment, lounge on the way to the dive site, and get ready for the dive.
There was never more than 8 divers on the boat, and usually less. Many of the fantastic dive sites were just a short ride from the dock.
The dives where usually led by Nick or his son, who pointed out many of the interesting features and sealife, while still allowing us to explore on our own. There were always pleanty of fish to see. On many dives we saw turtles, sharks, eels, lobsters, nudibranchs, and many other fish and sealife.
We would personally recommend Nick and Karen Rolle of Sunn Odyssey Divers to all divers because when you dive with them it is like diving with friends.
Matthew and Ila Verdirame
Sea Star II 60' - 90' Moderate
Steel Barge sitting upright on ocean floor. Penetration is easy through open deck. Aproximate lenght is 200 feet with average depth is 65 feet. Even though it is a new wreck (sunk one year ago) you will find an array of local fish; such as barracuda, amberjack, snappers, groupers and an occasional turtle or shark! This wreck has been changed a lot due to the past 3 hurricanes; Francis, Jeanne and Wilma!
SILVER POINT 15' - 20' Novice This is one of the most beautiful shallow reefs that can be enjoyed by divers with cameras as well as snorklers! There you will find tall Staghorn, Elkhorn, Brain and Star coral with schools of grunts, snappers, parrotfish, angelfish, as well as many other types of marine life. You never know what you are going to see on this site.
THEO'S WRECK 70' - 105'Experienced - Our most famous wreck on Grand Bahama. Perched on its port side with its stern looming over the continental shelf! One is given the feeling of looking into an abyss! This wreck was sunk in 1982. If you are lucky, you may spot the 500 lb Jew fish that can sometimes be seen lurking around the deeper side of the wreck.
Pygmy Caves 55' - 80' Moderate
Nicknamed tunnels because of the high coral formations that run perpendicular to shoreline with overlapping ceilings; thus the name Pygmy Caves or Tunnels. In July 2001, a whale shark was sited in which our divers were able to hitch a wild ; wonderful ride! Other marine life seen there are schools of horse eye Jacks, snappers large groupers, spotted eagle rays and sharks!
EDEN BANKS 40' - 60' Novice
If you're looking for a lush Garden of Soft healthy coral, this site should be visited. Stingrays, large snappers, grunts, surrounded by scattered and land coral. Only 10 minutes from Sunn Odyssey Divers dock.
SHARK ENCOUNTER 45' - 75' Experienced
Divers swim with Caribbean reef sharks and interact with them in their natural state! The sharks are four to eight feet and at times can be too numerous to count. The location is near an old Recompression Chamber with coral reef surrounding it. There are also large green moray eels, groupers, Hogfish and Angel fish. There is the occasional nurse or hammerhead shark coming around to find out just what is going on!
MORAY MANOR 60' - 80' Novice
Known for lots of green moray in the '70s, some can still be seen, as well as sharks. Very good selection of marine life. The coral travels perpendicular to the shore, growing up to 10 ft. high, with heather coral in this area.
BEN'S CAVERN 50 FEET DEPTH
Skill level: Peak Buoyancy, Advanced and Cavern certified (We offer these PADI certifications if needed) This inland blue hole is a national preserve and open to only four divers at a time. A little scheduling will pay off as you watch sunlight dapple the water to play off stalactite formations, fossilized coral and glow-through crystal columns. Mango snapper, mosquito fish and blue crabs are among the mix of curious fresh and saltwater sea life in a truly unique site. $159.00 Special Dive
LITTLEHALE'S LAIR 60' - 80' Experienced
Slopping coral formations with lots of marine life. It is a chimney like formed hole from top to bottom, great swim through. Groupers, Snappers, Grunts, and the occasional hammerhead may show up.
FISH FARM 10' - 20' Novice and snorklers
More fish than you can count, more color than you can imagine. A photographers' dream come true! Swim with marine life to many to name! Dolphins have been know to venture on the deeper sections of this reef.
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Island Seas Resort
This tropical Island resort is surrounded by a host of beach activities. Relax on their secluded white-sand beach and enjoy the unique pool that lets you swim right up to the Tiki-Hut restaurant and bar with hot tub and waterfall.
All one and two bedroom units come with a complete full kitchen. But the best thing about the Island Seas Resort
is it is walking distance to our own very dive facility (But we still give you courtesy transportation) .
Amenities at the Resort:
* Evening Entertainment
* Swim-up bar
* Tennis Court
* Bicycle Rentals
* Room Service
* Beach Barbecue Grill
* Shuttle Bus to shopping and entertainment
* Children's Pool
* Shuffleboard Court
* Table Tennis
4 days, 3 nights 3 two tank dives pp. $534.00 pp dbl occ
5 days, 4 nights 3 two tank dives pp. $614.00 pp dbl occ
8 days, 7 nights 5 two tank dives pp $1050.00 pp dbl occ
4 days, 3 nights 3 two tank dives pp. $584.00 pp dbl occ
5 days, 4 nights 3 two tank dives pp. $674.00 pp dbl occ
8 days, 7 nights 5 two tank dives pp $1120.00 pp dbl occ
The above rates are based on double occupancy and do not include the Government hotel tax and the service charge of $15.00 per person per night.
If cancellation occurs more than fifteen (15) days prior to arrival, you will receive a full refund of deposits and pre-payments, less $50.00 cancellation fee per person. If canceled within fourteen (14) days of arrival there is a $100.00 per person cancellation fee and certain hotel & package feature cancellation penalties may apply. No shows and cancellations less than 10 days of reservations as well as dives already begun are non-refundable. Courses: Once we have scheduled an instructor for pool or open water work and the course is not completed for any reason the course fees are nonrefundable.
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Port Lucaya Resort & Yacht Club
The Port Lucaya Resort and Yacht Club is located next to the Port Lucaya Marketplace. This 160 room resort offers an Olympic size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant, two bars and a marina with slips to accommodate 50 boats. Within walking distance to shopping, and beach.
4 days, 3 nights 3 two tank dives pp. $536.00 pp dbl occ
5 days, 4 nights 3 two tank dives pp. $620.00 pp dbl occ
8 days, 7 nights 5 two tank dives pp $1090.00 pp dbl occ
The above rates are based on double occupancy and do not include the service charge of $16.00 per person per night. Children 12 and under stay free when sharing a room with parents. Maximum room capacity is four.
THE ROYAL ISLANDER
Located right across the street from the famous International Bazaar. Beautifully decorated hotel with all the amenities included.
4 days, 3 nights 3 two tank dives pp $415.00 pp dbl occ
5 days, 4 nights 3 two tank dives pp.$455.00 pp dbl occ
8 days, 7 nights 5 two tank dives pp $750.00 pp dbl occ
The above rates are based on double occupancy and do not include the service charge of $12.00 per person per night.
Hotel rates may change according to season and availabilty!
Don't delay! Let me take care of all the details while you just pack your mask and snorkel and arrive to a relaxing hotel and great diving!
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Current Flying After Diving Guidelines
· For single tank dives within the no decompression limits, a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested.
· For repetitive dives and/or multi-day dives within the no decompression limits, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.
· For dives requiring decompression stops, a minimum preflight surface interval greater than 18 hours is suggested.
These guidelines are based on the current research and recommendations of the Diver’s Alert Network- the leaders in dive medicine and PADI International.
certain hotel & package feature cancellation penalties may apply. No shows are non-refundable. Courses: Once we have scheduled an instructor for pool or open water work and the course is not completed for any reason the course fees are nonrefundable