4 Stars

Oct - Jun

13 Hours

Beginner, All

From £1995

Melia Nassau Beach

Luxurious resort on one of Nassau’s most beautiful beaches.

Melia Nassau Beach Resort will welcome you with a warm Bahamian hospitality from the moment you arrive. This sprawling hotel offers an array of activities, from kicking back and relaxing by the pool, to a fully equipped gym and fitness centre or you can join the local dive centre to experience a shark feeding dive! It is situated on the north of the island on the beautiful Cable Beach with its fine, white sand and crystal clear blue waters abundant with large marine life; it really is the perfect place to holiday. Close to the centre of Nassau you can also visit the shops, restaurants and enjoy the nightlife in this tropical paradise that is undoubtedly one of the top destinations in the world.

The resort has an astounding 694 guest rooms and 32 suites. Each tastefully decorated; these contemporary and airy rooms boast a large private balcony or patio with inspiring views of the Atlantic Ocean, waterscape or lush gardens.

The resort’s seven acres of spectacular waterscape, three freshwater pools with flowing waterfalls, oversized whirlpools and pool bar will help you relax during the day. By night, try your luck at the neighbouring Crystal Palace Casino or gather together for a taste of the Caribbean in one of the resort’s great restaurants and lounges offering casual and fine dining.

Long established and world renowned Stuart Cove’s is the PADI five star dive operation offering the hotel packages of 2 tank dives daily around the reefs, wrecks and coral walls of Nassau. The professional and fully trained staff are keen to share the underwater delights of Nassau with you, here you will encounter sharks, turtles, dolphins, sting rays and possibly even manta rays and for the more adventures the “Shark Feed Dive” is a must try.

This lively resort offers thoughtful amenities and an abundance of activities including a free fully equipped 24 hour gym, kids club, 3 outdoor swimming pools with waterfalls, snorkelling, sailing and other exciting water sports that will keep you busy during your stay.

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and selection of drinks. All applicable taxes, gratuities and resort fees are also included.
Classic Island View

Classic Room Island View

The elegant and comfortable classic rooms make it easy for you to enjoy a relaxing stay. Each room offers a large private balcony or patio where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, lush gardens or waterscape.

  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • Telephone
  • T.V. with in-house movies
Delue Pool View Room

Deluxe Room Pool View

The deluxe rooms are beautifully decorated in a modern Caribbean style and have views of the pool from a private balcony or patio, a king size bed or two double beds and connecting rooms are available on request.

  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • T.V. with in-house movies
Premium Sea View

Premium Room Ocean View

These beautiful Caribbean inspired rooms are strategically located on the upper floors of the resort offering stunning views of the sea and the beach. Available with either a king size bed or two double beds.

  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • T.V. with in-house movies
The Level Room

The Level Room

All the level rooms offer sea views and the level services, a king size bed or two double beds. The level rooms offer an exclusive range of superior services and facilities, such as private reception and check-in area and much more.

  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • T.V. with in-house movies
  • The Level access
Family Suite

Kids & Co Family Room

Specifically designed for families with special details for the youngsters. Consisting of a separate reception area with snacks and fruit juices and personalised activities to make your stay a complete adventure.

  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • T.V. with in-house movies
Grand Suite Room

Grand Suite

The spacious and luxurious grand suite is elegantly decorated in Caribbean tones with a contemporary flair. Kick back and enjoy this expansive suite with lounge, sofa-bed, private balcony overlooking the sea and access to The Level services.

  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • T.V. with in-house movies
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • The Level access
  • Private reception

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Stuart Coves Dive Bahamas

South West New Providence

Stuart Coves is a PADI Gold Palm and Universal Referral unit in Nassau with a full service dive centre offering photo and video facilities. The centre has been operating since 1978 and its dedicated and experienced dive team have been exploring the surrounding reefs, wrecks, and coral walls of Nassau with guests ever since. Located on the southwest side of New Providence Island, Stuart Coves is in the ideal location to take advantage of the diverse underwater geological formations. Here you will find dive sites to suit all level of divers so whether you are a new or experienced diver there is something for everyone including four new shipwrecks that have been placed in the last two years with the help of the Stuart Coves team.

The feature activities at Stuart Coves are "adventure dives" consisting of Shark Adventures and Wall Flying Adventure programs. The Shark Adventure program is a 2 tank dive trip that takes divers on an underwater encounter with Caribbean reef sharks. On the first dive you participate in a "free swim" with the sharks along a beautiful wall. On the second dive, the group forms a semi-circle 15 metres down on the sandy bottom and watches while a professional shark feeder enters the water with a box of bait. Upon reaching the bottom, the feeder begins feeding the sharks with the aid of a pole spear. To say the sharks come close to the divers is an understatement, they are everywhere!

Stuart Coves offers a full range of PADI accredited courses from Try Dive right through to PADI Instructor level. Experienced divers can participate in up to 5 dives a day. Two dives are offered in the morning with two additional dives in the afternoon. An optional night dive is available on selected evenings. Dive sites encompass steep vertical walls that plummet to 6,000 feet of depth, shallow tropical reefs, 13 different locations containing ship or airplane wrecks and numerous locations that were used as underwater movie sets for feature films.

Important notices: :

Dive packages are based on 2 tank reef dives (AM or PM).

Dive Equipment Rental:per day

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Open Water Referral

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

You attain this rating by completing five pool dives and a number of knowledge development sessions with a final exam (which is not rocket science its just diving) and by completing four open water dives.

PADI Adventure Diver

Complete three Adventure Divers (underwater photography, fish identification, etc.) and earn the Adventure Diver certification, a subgroup of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE - Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

Medic First Aid (EFR)

First Aid course - To be completed with Rescue Diver Course unless you already hold a first certificate (please bring this to the dive centre if you wish to complete the course).

This course is to teach you how to administer First Aid to a person. Various skills will be learnt such as CPR, types of injury and bandaging.

PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two optional (or required) scuba dives, you’ll:

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

PADI Underwater Navigator

Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

Wreck dive

A trip to the local wreck dives is a must for the experienced diver. It is an amazing experience!

Generally 3 dives (weather dependant)

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

PADI Underwater Naturalist

Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites.

Through class discussions and on two scuba dives, you’ll learn:

PADI Boat Diver

This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn :

PADI Multilevel Diver

Extend your underwater time, learn what multilevel diving is and how to calculate for multilevel dives. Plan and execute a two-level and three-level scuba dive using the eRDPML.

You'll review decompression theory as it relates to multilevel diving and dive computer models, and plan multilevel dives using the eRDPML. During the first of your two multilevel dives, you’ll plan and execute a two-level dive, and on the second dive, you’ll complete a three-level scuba dive.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

The most popular diving specialties course. It’s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

PADI Underwater Videographer

Capture the sights, sounds, and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a videographer. Cover the fundamentals and create interesting, entertaining video worth watching again and again.

Your PADI Instructor will explain how to select, maintain and care for your underwater video equipment, whether it’s a housed unit with external lights, or your underwater camera that also shoots video. You'll cover fundamentals such as exposure, focus, story line and sequencing. Post dive, you’ll learn about the editing process and how to produce a video that truly captures your scuba adventures.