✔ Type of dive: mooring to dive spot
✔ Considered one of the best sites in the world, exceptional site with “walls,” canyons, coral heads
✔ 30 diving sites from 5 to 40 minutes from the resort
✔ Depth: 6 to 40 m / 20 to 130 ft.
✔ PADI courses for students from 11 years old
✔ Diving Center Partner: Seafari
✔ Choose from over 35 moored dive sites as close as 5 minutes away
Discover scuba diving in the Bahamas with Club Med
Experience the best undersea wonders
With Club Med, you can go below and experience the underwater wonders at a scuba diving vacation like none other. Plunge into crystal blue waters and swim among schools of aquatic life, neighboring beautiful coral reefs and sudden drop-off points. For those with a specific interest in encountering marine life, you can also sign up for exclusive dives to shark and dolphin hot spots. Wait no longer to discover one of the top 10 best diving locations on earth at Club Med Columbus Isle.
All PADI® courses include full equipment rentals, including cylinders, wetsuits, lead belts, stab jackets, dive regulators, flippers, masks and snorkels. Dive computers are available at Columbus Isle and they are required for anyone who is buddy diving. In addition, your rental will include professional instruction and boat trips, along with a PADI diploma certificate and handbook available on-site at extra cost.
To reach your aquatic paradise, boat trips will be provided by the resort. However, if you’re looking to provide your party with an extra-exclusive experience, private boat rentals will be available at an additional cost. Take your vacation to a land down under and jump into the best dive locations Club Med has to offer.
This dive’s main attraction is an enormous garden of coral on the reef, encasing a system of tunnels and deep crevices along the wall up to 600 meters. Flora and fauna are seen regularly, as are brain coral, sea fans, hammerhead sharks and occasionally eagle rays.
This dive takes you to a wide vertical wall, providing an initial 14 meter step, which dips down towards a second at 30 meters and then opens out into the ocean. Flora and fauna can be regularly observed, along with Nassau groupers, reef octopus, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, nurse sharks and more. This is also one of our most spectacular night dive locations, and a great place to take macro photos.
This undersea anomaly rests above a gently sloping coral wall and mainly exhibits an abundance of barrel sponges and large coral outcroppings. Divers at this location can expect to see the common flora and fauna, in addition to brittle star sponges, queen angelfish and hammerhead sharks. As a bonus, one of the Bahamas’ friendliest Nassau groupers lives here. Be sure to say hello!
Underwater excitement for all!
Dive-in from beginners to pro levels
Take your all-inclusive vacation in the Bahamas to an all-time high by diving to an all-time low with one of our incredibly immersive packages. When it comes to scuba diving in the Bahamas, our resorts offer PADI instructional courses and diving packages for divers of all skill levels, ranging all the way down to children as young as 8 years old.
Never scuba dived before? A little intimidated by the prospect? Never fear! This beginners-only class is the perfect introduction.
★ Introduction to Scuba Diving: Our PADI-certified instructors will teach you all the basic fundamentals of scuba diving in the stress-free safety of a swimming pool.
★ Open-Water Diver: if you’ve never scuba dived before and are eager to experience the unequaled adventure awaiting in the world beneath the waves, this is the class for you. Although no scuba experience is required, you must be in good health and possess adequate swimming skills.
Columbus Isle offers a seamless scuba diving experience, including group lessons for adults and children of all skill levels. If you decide to take the plunge, we’ll provide you with state-of-the-art equipment, qualified instructors and the choice of over 35 dive locations that are all just a few minutes away from the resorts.
★ Advanced Open-Water Diver: you don’t need to have extensive experience to enroll. In fact, you can start right after earning your PADI Open-Water Diver certification. This class is simply designed to enhance your scuba diving skills to build confidence and ease when you’re out in the deep blue sea.
These packages are designed to meet the needs of those who've taken scuba trips in the past and are either still looking for a guided experience or trying to get out on their own.
★ Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) : this is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. The enriched nitrox air eliminates decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If longer diving sessions and shorter surfacing times sound appealing, then don’t hesitate to sign up for enriched diving.
★ Rescue Diver: past graduates have often described the PADI Rescue Diver course as one of the most challenging yet rewarding they’ve ever taken. You’ll learn the special safety skills necessary to prevent and manage problems in the water, making you an invaluable asset to any scuba group.
★ Dive Master: the PADI Dive Master course offers the first level of professional scuba training. You’ll work closely with a PADI instructor to hone your dive and rescue skills and obtain the qualifications to lead your own diving group and assist others in training.
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Our resort Columbus Isle is a heaven for divers - and everyone else
Club Med Columbus Isle has so much to offer! Tucked away on the remote island of San Salvador, our all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas boasts world-class scuba diving and pristine white sandy beaches.
Inspired by Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas, our elegant, colonial-style, beach side resort is a hidden gem and the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Disconnect from stress and reconnect with each other at this exotic Bahamian paradise.