SAN SALVADOR ISLAND IN BAHAMAS

TBA

Experience Some Of The Best Wall Diving and Fishing In The Caribbean

"Uncle Frank's Favorite Dive Location"

 

Located on the small island of San Salvador in the Bahamas 360 miles southeast of Miami -- sits one of the premier scuba diving resorts and fishing Mecca's of the world. Perched on a pinnacle and washed by warm breezes and clear azure waters, the Riding Rock Inn Resort and Marina offers you all of the excitement and adventure or rest and relaxation you've been searching for.


Being one of the southeastern most islands in the Bahamas chain, San Salvador is just twelve miles long by five miles wide and home to approximately 950 residents. Life on San Salvador is pretty much as unhurried as it has been through the ages. It is still quiet, friendly and unspoiled with miles of deserted beaches and lush underwater life that was discovered by scuba divers in the 1970s.


Today, San Salvador is known world wide for the quality and diversity of the diving. With over 50 dive sites to choose from -- we have a great variety to keep traveling divers happy. Our normal daily visibility is in the 100 foot plus range.

 

Diving Highlights:

 

Our Legacy The Riding Rock Resort and Marina has a long tradition of dive excellence which has evolved and improved since the early 1970's. With shallow reefs rich with tame and friendly marine life, stunning water clarity and more than 20 miles of dramatic vertical walls beginning in as little as 40 feet, San Salvador offers a wealth of attractions to the visiting diver.

See a Map and Listing of our Dive Sites

See Average Monthly Water Temperatures

To service the special needs of divers, the Riding Rock Resort and Marina features an impressive trio of custom dive boats, complete with deep V-hulls, walk-thru transoms, dive platform with extended ladders, camera rinse and protection from the sun. A modern dive center is located in the marina complex, complete with air compressors, guest gear storage.

 

 

Divers Info
Dive Operation Information:
Boats leave the marina at 9:00 am each morning for a two tank trip. They return to the dock around 12:30 pm. The dive boats leave for a one tank wall dive each afternoon around 2:30 pm. Night dives are scheduled for Tuesday evening. All dive equipment except for wetsuits, remains on the boats for the duration of your trip, the crew gives everything a fresh water rinse daily. Wetsuits and skins are hung up to dry in an outdoor area. Tanks are 80 cu ft aluminum compact 80's. These cylinders are 4 pounds heavier in the water than a standard 80 and allow you to wear less weight on your body.

Divers leave gear out the morning after arrival for pickup at 8:30 am. Check in time for diving is 8:30 am the day after arrival and certification cards are registered at the dive shop.

Visibility Visibility is typically between 100 and 150 feet and sea conditions are usually calm. Most dive sites are in the lee and rough seas are rare. The dive sites are almost all walls so the possibility of going deep is always available. You need not dive deeper than 40 feet if you are keeping a shallow profile. Generally the first dive of the day has interesting things to see as deep as the 130 foot sport diving limit. Second dives are more toward the top of the wall. On afternoon dives we try not to exceed the maximum depth of the first dive to keep a conservative profile. Dive computers are not required but are highly recommended. We do require computer divers to have one per person as is a standard safety practice.
Divemasters One of our divemaster staff, all of whom are instructors, is in the water on every dive. You can take a guided tour of the hot spots of the dive site or explore the wall with your buddy. Navigation is easy with great visibility and a vertical cliff to follow. We usually have no current and diving is relaxing. Check the water temperature chart for exposure protection. Some of the major attractions are friendly groupers, passing hammerheads and big cave and tunnel formations.
Dive Boats
We operate three boats: Guanahani I, Guanahani II, Guanahani III
  • All boats are V-hulled with twin 3208 Caterpillar Diesel Engines
  • Sun Deck
  • Camera Work Area with fresh water rinse
  • Large swim platforms with ladder
  • Seated tank rack
  • Bottled drining water and ice chest
  • Safety gear includes: first aid kit, oxygen and VHF radio

 

 

Water
Temperatures
Average Monthly Water Temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius
 
Month F C Month F C
January 74 23.3   July 84 28.8
February 73 22.7   August 85 29.4
March 74 23.3   September 85 29.4
April 76 24.4   October 84 28.8
May 77 25   November 82 27.7
June 80 26.6   December 80 26.6

 

 dive site map

Trip Includes:

 

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8 Days/ 7 Nights lodging Resort

Deluxe Ocean view room 

3 Full meals daily (Total of 21)

6 days of  2 morning and 1 afternoon boat dives (16 Total)

1 Boat Night Dive

Island Tour

Taxes

    * Price is based on double occupancy

    ** $250 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot

    *** Departure tax from Bahamas not included ~$20