The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) is set to host the first ever Bahamas Dive Week on San Salvador scheduled for May 6-13.

Dive Week Kicks off in San Salvador, and will also include destinations like Grand Bahama Island and Nassau.

For eight days, open water certified divers, local dive operators, Bahamas Dive Ambassador Richard Smith, and 18 divers from the U.S. will explore a number of featured dive sites on the island including Riding Rock Wall, Great Cut, and Area 51.

describes the upcoming dive week as an experience that will be unforgettable for divers.

“The Bahamas is home to the world’s third largest barrier reef and we are known the world over, for our award-winning dive sites,” said the Hon. John H.W. Pinder II, Parliamentary Secretary (BMOTIA). “This week on the island of San Salvador, I am excited that these divers will be able to see up close why It’s Better in The Bahamas.”

Pinder added: “Our pristine and beautiful underwater habitats, reefs and sea life will be an experience divers will never forget.”

The Bahamas has won 13 Scuba Diving Reader’s Choice Awards for 2023 including securing first place for Big Animal Encounters. The Bahamas has won this category for the past 20 years placing in the top five for categories: Cave/Cavern/Grotto Driving; Wreck Diving; Beginner Diving; Wall Diving; Snorkelling; Photography; Best Overall and Best Value.

“We have over 52 dive sites and all of our dive sites are all protected because they all are located within the West Coast Marine Park so our divers will not just be in regular waters but diving within the five national park systems in San Salvador,” said Jermaine Johnson, district manager of the San Salvador Tourism Office. “Diving has absolutely put San Salvador on the map, and our island is number one for diving. I am excited. We are all excited here on the island to have the opportunity to showcase what we have and propel ourselves forward in the market.”

BMOTIA is partnering with Caradonna Adventures, Riding Rock Resort & Marina, Guanahani Divers, and Bahamasair to organize San Salvador Dive Week.

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