Located among the calm and shallow Abaco Sea, the Abaco Islands feature easy diving in colorful environments. The coral reefs here are pristine and protected, giving them the added benefit of healthy marine life. They are also quite shallow. Consequently, this is a great place for beginners to get comfortable in their fins.
Don’t worry - advanced divers will have plenty to explore as well. Tidal currents have formed coral caverns and tunnels over the years. These are great for experienced cavern divers and intermediate divers looking to try their first enclosed experience.
There are also a couple of shipwrecks dating back to the American Civil War in the 1860s.
The Bahamas enjoys a hot and sunny climate year-round. Air temperatures during the summer months range from 75-91°F (24-33°C) while water temperatures are approximately 83°F (28°C).
November to May is the dry season in the Abaco Islands. During these summer months, you can expect sunny, hot and mildly humid conditions. Air temperatures during the winter months range from 65-77°F (18-25°C) while water temperatures are 70-79°F (21-26°C).
In addition to great topside conditions, November to May is also the best time for shark diving. The most Caribbean reef sharks can be seen at Walker’s Cay during these months.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Marsh Harbor International Airport and Treasure Cay International Airport both service the Abaco Islands with frequent domestic and international flights.
It’s also possible to reach the island via ferry from Nassau or Grand Bahama Island. Yet another popular way of reaching the Abaco Islands is by cruise ship.