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A Stone's Throw Away

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A Stone's Throw Away

3 star hotel
Tropical Gardens Road & Gambier Heights, off West Bay Street, Nassau, 00000, Bahamas
10 rooms
FREE Internet

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas

32 Reviews
PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

West Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence 33314, Bahamas

Package highlights

  • Small, friendly and typically-Bahamian resort on an elevated coastline
  • Stunning views of Nassau's land and sea - native pine forests and fringing coral reefs
  • Traditional Bahamian architecture, including louvred shutters and wood floors
  • Take a dip in the pool, complete with a waterfall feature
  • Small, intimate hotel, accommodating 20 guests in eight rooms and two suites
  • Stop by the relaxation salon for a wellness massage
  • Superb diving, including shallow tropical reefs and vertical walls
  • Great selection of nearby restaurants - homemade Bahamian food, upscale Italian, Chinese and more...
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the A Stone's Throw Away

Best dive sites in Nassau (New Providence)

The walls and reefs on the southwest side of the island can be explored by Open Water and Advanced divers. Popular sites are Goulding Cay Wall and Schoolhouse Reef. Shark Arena is a shallow dive with plenty of Caribbean reef sharks. If you’d like to try wreck diving at New Providence, look for the Cessna Wreck, as well as the Sea Viking Wreck. Shallower wrecks include the James Bond Wrecks and The Willaurie Wreck. Tec divers will also enjoy exploring Lost Blue Hole, and Trinity Caves is a favorite of many daredevils.

Snorkeling in Nassau (New Providence)

With clear and colorful waters, snorkeling around New Providence and Nassau is easy on the eyes. You’re sure to find plenty of dive operators willing to take you out on a day-long excursion. A few of the best destinations for such trips are Goulding Cay, Gambier Deep Reef and Rose Island Reef. While not as colorful, it’s also possible to rent snorkel gear and create your own snorkeling trip from several of the island’s beaches.

What to see

An endless array of marine life make their home in these waters. There are small creatures like the Bahama sea star, blue tang, snapper, sea bass, squid, spiny lobster, queen conch, angelfish flounder, butterfly fish and octopus. Schools of silversides prefer the cover of Nassau’s many wrecks. Nassau grouper and sea turtles swim among the healthy coral reefs, and stingrays camouflage themselves on the sandy bottom. There are also huge animals, including an impressive array of sharks. Caribbean reef sharks and silky sharks are common visitors. The occasional tiger shark wanders by. Keep a lookout for dolphins, as well, frolicking just offshore.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Stuart Cove's has a long history of excellence, having opened in 1978
  • Ideal location on the southwestern side of New Providence Island
  • Lots of wrecks to explore, including a plane!
  • Special adventure dives, including the chance to see sharks!
  • Superb shallow tropical reefs and vertical walls
  • State of the art classroom, retail boutique, fresh water showers

Description

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is Nassau's leading full-service dive operation, originally opened in 1978 and now boasting seven dive vessels, five of which are over 40 feet in length.

Stuart Cove offers a diverse selection dive sites suitable for novice and expert-level dives alike. Dive sites encompass steep vertical walls that plummet to 6,000 feet, shallow tropical reefs, 13 different locations containing ship or airplane wrecks and numerous locations that were used as underwater movie sets for feature films.

Qualified divers can participate in up to five dives a day. Two dives are offered in the morning, with two additional dives in the afternoon. An optional night dive is available on selected evenings as well. 

A dive guide is available for all dives, though it is optional as to whether you follow them. As a qualified diver, you are welcome to buddy up and explore the dive site on yourselves, based on the dive site breifing.

The dive center has state of the art training facilities, a retail boutique, 9 spacious dive boats and a number of smaller RIBs capable of handling 200+ dives per day. The team is hugely experienced and this is a well-oiled operation. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Dive boat facilities

  • Toilet
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Other Languages On Request

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

A Stone's Throw Away is located five minutes from Cable Beach and offers the very best of the Bahamas in the heart of New Providence.

Situated on the west end of New Providence, A Stone's Throw Away is perched on one of the highest elevations by the coast, giving guests rare and magnificent views of Nassau's land and sea. The scenery boasts the best of the island’s natural wonders, from the native pine forest by Lake Killarney to the brim of the coral reefs that protect the glimmering beaches of west Nassau.

The property was built to echo the traditions of an old Bahamian home: wood floors and wood ceilings, louvered shutters and a large wrap-around porch bring the visitors back to a quieter time long ago when the music of the islands could be heard in the whispers of the trade winds.

This is a boutique hotel, accommodating just 20 guests in eight rooms and two suites. WiFi is available free of charge in all areas, there's an outdoor pool and massage services are available all year. Air conditioning is also included and guests get access to the on-site garden too.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • The best airport to fly into is Lynden Pindling International Airport. 
  • The resort is located 2 minutes' drive from the airport. Once you have exited the arrivals hall, you can arrange a taxi to bring you to the resort (additional cost). 
  • Ask your driver to take you to 'A Stone's Throw Away on Tropical Gardens Road'. 
  • If you feel up to it, the resort is a 25 minute walk from the airport. Head north on Windsor Field Road, then turn left on Tropical Gardens Road. Walk down this road for just over 10 minutes and the resort will be on the left. If you reach West Bay Street and the beach, you've gone too far!

Departure

  • Upon check out, the resort will call a taxi for you to transfer you back to the airport (additional cost), or you can walk back to the airport. 
  • The journey will take around 5 minutes. 

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