high cay off the coast of san salvador
HIgh Cay off the coast of San Salvador in The Bahamas.

New Dive Festival Begins in The Bahamas

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 5, 2023

There’s a new dive festival coming on one of the Caribbean’s top diving destinations: the island of San Salvador in The Bahamas.

The inaugural Bahamas Dive Week on San Salvador runs May 6-13, part of a new diving push for the country’s Ministry of Tourism.

The week actually includes eight days of events, with open water certified divers, local dive operators, Bahamas Dive Ambassador, Richard Smith, and 18 divers from the United States exploring the island’s sparkling undersea world, including the Riding Rock Wall, Great Cut and Area 51.

“The Bahamas is home to the world’s third largest barrier reef and we are known the world over, for our award-winning dive sites,” said John HW Pinder II. Parliamentary Secretary at The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism. “This week on the island of San Salvador, I am excited that these divers will be able to see up close why It’s Better in The Bahamas.”

The island was recently named the “ultimate diving destination in the Caribbean.”

“We have over 52 dive sites and all of our dive sites are all protected because they all are located within the West Coast Marine Park so our divers will not just be in regular waters but diving within the five national park systems in San Salvador,” explained Jermaine Johnson, District Manager, San Salvador Tourism Office.

The Bahamas is partnering with Caradonna Adventures; Riding Rock Resort & Marina; Guanahani Divers and Bahamasair to organize San Salvador Dive Week.

Popular Posts all-inclusive montego bay resort by marriott

Marriott Just Opened Its New All-Inclusive Resort in Montego Bay 

Marriott has continued its rapid expansion into the Caribbean all-inclusive space with the debut of its newest adults-only resort in Montego Bay: the new Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort.  The 352-room resort is part of […]

Yes, You Can Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort in St Thomas, USVI

the beach at the bolongo bay resort

The Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas may be the most popular all-inclusive resort you’ve never heard of. It’s not that the resort itself isn’t well-known: this family-run and managed, beach resort has been in business since 1974. But […]

A New Way to Fly Nonstop to the Turks and Caicos Islands

beach at the palms in providenciales

While Silver Airways has been steadily expanding its network in the Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, it’s easy to forget that the carrier is actually based in South Florida.  For years, Silver has been operating a host of […]

Related Posts a view of the port and the harbor

The Bahamas’ Nassau Cruise Port Just Broke Its All-Time Passenger Record 

Cruise passengers are flocking to the revamped Nassau Cruise Port in The Bahamas, with the Caribbean’s most popular cruise destination topping its all-time record with a month to spare in 2023.  So far this year, Nassau Cruise Port has received […]

Caribbean Moment: Davis Beach, Eleuthera, The Bahamas 

davis beach in eleuthera

Eleuthera is a big island. It is a long island. It is nigh impossible to explore it in one trip. 112 miles by 1 mile on average, three main airports, it is place of many different corners and realms.  And […]

The Caribbean’s Most Sustainable Hotel Is In The Bahamas  

From the moment you walk into the lobby, The Retreat seems just like a typical tropical hotel you might find anywhere in the Caribbean.  The 15 guest rooms are modern and clean; the restaurant has blackened mahi-mahi and flatbreads and […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You