The fun shore excursion from Nassau Bahamas begins right outside your cruise terminal where the mini-submarine scooter excursion guide and transportation will be waiting for you. The drive to the dive center is about 35 minutes to the western end of the island. The friendly staff will get you checked in and on the boat. The morning boat leaves at 09:30 AM and in the afternoon at 12:30 PM. Please see the pricing for the observer rate for those who just want to watch from the boat.
The site where you will do the SUB Mini Submarines is not far. As you travel to the reef site, the guides will go over the mini-sub, instructions, and safety information. The mini-SUB itself looks like a mechanical seahorse that you sit on. Your head fits under a large observation bubble where the air is pumped in continuously. Small groups will go down together. There is a float attached to the top to control the depth - 10 to15ft is max. You will maneuver around by steering them.
The diver/guide will be beside you the whole time and point out some of the cool marine life swimming around. You will have no problem seeing as the bubble allows panoramic viewing and you may wear prescription glasses or contacts with no problems. Do not forget your underwater camera! There is a professional photographer that will be snapping shots throughout the excursion just in case. They can be viewed at the dive center afterward.
Your drive on the mini-SUB submarine is about 30 minutes. When your group finishes, the guide will lead you back to the boat. You may choose to relax, have a bottle of water or use the snorkel gear that is provided.
Your dive boat will take you back to the dive center where the transportation is waiting to return you to your Nassau cruise terminal. The transportation leaves the dive center with the morning group between 01:00-02:00 PM and the after group between 05:00 - 05:45 PM.
Wetsuits are not included but may be rented at an extra cost of $12.00 USD at the dive shop. The boat has a variety of equipment sizes, with fins available in sizes 3/4 to 11/13 but you may bring your own gear if you would like.
Explore just below the surface on a mini SUB submarine scooter. Get up close with the fish and marine life like never before. Snorkeling is provided too!