3 Stars

Oct - Jun

14 Hours + Stopover

Beginner, All

From £1950

Stella Maris Resort Club

Plantation style resort on a beautiful island in southern Bahamas!

Stella Maris Resort is a friendly plantation style island hotel offering a wide range of tropical Bahamas holiday rentals and accommodations. Situated off the beaten track, guests can take full advantage of panoramic ocean view rooms or idyllic 4 bedroom water and beach front bungalows. Some rooms offer a private pool providing the perfect Bahamas getaway for leisure travellers, families and divers alike. The resort’s dive centre offers diving to suit beginners right through to advance thrill seekers, here you can find it all with an abundance of reef fish, rays and rock fish, grey tip reef sharks, an occasional bull shark, nurse sharks and hammerheads, this experience is out of this world!

This resort offers an array of accommodation to suit all pockets; the 22 rooms that are available consist of Atlantic ocean view rooms, one bedroom cottages and one bedroom apartments. Rooms are strategically scattered around the resort’s extensive palm gardens or beautiful shores and each accommodation offers modern and well-kept living quarters that you will not be disappointed with.

The main restaurant boasts excellent international and Bahamian cuisine and the island’s largest selection of fine wines. For a more casual setting, the new pool and beach bar offers informal alfresco dining while the sound of the of the Atlantic Ocean soothes your soul. During your stay at the Stella Maris Resort you can explore Long Island which is the most attractive of all the Bahamas out islands with quaint villages dotted between gentle rolling hills where nature is still unspoiled. You can also visit some of the surrounding historical sites and the local people are amongst the friendliest in the Bahamas.

Enjoy the exciting activity schedule including first class Bahamas diving and pristine snorkelling at the Stella Maris facilities. The onsite dive team offer an array of courses including learn to dive resort certification, PADI open water diver, PADI referral as well as guided day and night dives. The overall focus is on day to day planning so you can rest assured you will be well looked after as they ensure to meet the needs of the diver in small groups.

Stella Maris Resort offers all you need for a wonderful and relaxed getaway with swimming pools nestled into luscious tropical gardens, a fitness centre, tennis court, secluded beaches and an in room massage service.

Please note:
The guest rooms DO NOT HAVE A KEY due to the fact the resort is very calm and remote. SAFETY BOXES at reception

Board Basis

  • Room only.
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Ocean view room, 2 tank dives per day, 3 meals a day, airport transfers, all taxes and service charges and schedule activities including kayaks and land excursions
Bedroom

Hotel Rooms

There are only 6 to 8 guest rooms per individual 2 storey building. Guest’s rooms are tropically furnished and consist of an en-suite bathroom, one king or two double beds and beautiful ocean views.

  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Patio
  • Double
One Bedroom Cottage

One bedroom cottages

The one bedroom cottages offer partial ocean views and a swimming pool ideal for small children just steps from your door. With a separate bedroom and living area with sofa beds this is ideal for families and friends.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Patio
  • Living Area
  • King bed
  • Sofa beds
One Bedroom K Apartments

One bedroom K apartments

Located in a single story building, just 100 yards south from the main club house, the one bedroom K apartments with separate living and kitchenette area have Atlantic Ocean views. Perfect for couples with or without small children.

  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Dining Area
  • Patio
  • kitchenette
  • Living Area
  • Double
  • Sofa beds

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Stella Maris Marina

Long Island Port

The Stella Maris Marina is located 20 minutes from the hotel to the south of the island. Transfers are provided from the resort free of charge.

Stella Maris Marina offers an incredible variety of diving, from hundreds of coral head and reef sites on the northwest lee side of Long Island to some 15 miles of explored northeast Atlantic locations on the daily basis. Resort courses are also available.

The lee is mostly calm, with little or no current; most sites afford a 'fixed' bottom, making for easy and safe dive planning and orientation. The Atlantic shelves and reefs are dramatic, with vast areas of incredible antler and other large-growth coral fields. The water here seems bluer, the fish bigger, and underwater scenery wilder. Every dive here provides a feeling of raw adventure and yet, the shore isn't far away.

The marina is located 1 1/2 miles from the hotel (free diving transfers). The marina features an 18' deep saltwater training pool, diving equipment, docks, boat ramp, etc. Diving gear available here for guests' use, but we recommend bringing your own gear (except weights and tanks). Some equipment repairs are available, but spare items/parts are limited due to variety. Dive gear can be left on boats or in shops overnight. Gear rinsing is available on boats, at docks and at dive shop.

Please Note:

Scuba Diving may be subject to fuel surcharges.


Equipment Rental Payable Locally - per day - per dive

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 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 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 Junior 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.

Junior Open Water Divers ages 10 to 11 years must complete three adventure dives to become a Junior Adventure Diver. They must dive with a PADI Professional or certified parent/guardian. Dives must not exceed 12 metres/ 40 feet.

Junior Open Water Divers ages 12 to 14 years may complete three Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Adventure Diver rating or five Adventure Dives to earn the Junior Advanced Open Water rating and must dive with a certified adult.

PADI Junior 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.