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Bahamas Dive Sites Open For Business, Despite Effects Of Hurricane Dorian

While the damage to the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian was extensive, particularly for the Abacos and portions of Grand Bahama Island, the rest of the country’s 32 resorts, dive operators and liveaboards are up and running on their normal dive schedules, according to the Bahamas Diving Association.

“The Bahamas Diving Association would like to express our hearts and prayers to those operators in the Abacos and portions of Grand Bahama Island as they recover and rebuild from Hurricane Dorian. All 32 members of the association offer our condolences to the families of those lives lost during the storm.”

Official updates can be found at, and if you have medical training and want to help, volunteer forms are at this link.

But aside from donating to the Bahamas Red Cross, if you’re a diver the best way to help is to simply go to the Bahamas. Dive resorts, operators and liveaboards need your business and thousands of dive sites are open with excellent diving, according to the association.

“The Bahamas spirit is strong and those hard hit areas will rebuild. Resiliency is within the Bahamian DNA and as terrible as this hurricane was on portions of the Northern Bahamas, the entire rest of the 100,000-square mile country remains unaffected and open for diving.”

All that said, do check with your dive operator for any schedule updates or changes before traveling.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.