Ben’s Cave Dive at Lucayan National Park
This adventure is 6 to 6.5 hours, from pick up to drop off at your place of lodging
Come and experience one of Grand Bahamas’ truly wonderful and exciting tours. Your destination is the Lucayan National Park. This park is 42 acres in size; it has six ecosystems in very close proximity and two caves. Your adventure begins on pickup when your certified guide conveys the rich history of this destination during a narrative drive to Lucayan National Park.
Upon arrival, your guide will introduce you to your dive site. It is a cave known as Ben’s Cave and it extends for almost 9 miles underwater. You will experience an amazing adventure that takes you back in time. Through this quiet body of water, you will encounter stalactites, stalagmites, a halocline, fossilized conch shells, bivalves and the list continues. Your dive time is approximately an hour, which will leave you begging for more.
At the conclusion of your dive, your adventure continues through six different ecosystems. This introduction includes each ecosystem, both flora and fauna, as well the history of the first settlers from whom the park got its name known as Lucayans.
Our walk will lead us to the last of the six ecosystems, a beautiful coastline known as Gold Rock Beach. Here you will have time to take in this natural beauty, swim if you like before your guide continues the adventure to your lunch destination.
After this amazing experience, your guide will then drive you to the next stop of the day. The next stop is for lunch and relaxation before the return drive to your place of lodging. Enjoy lunch on a beautiful beach call Fortune Bay Beach from a wonderful restaurant known as Banana Bay. Lunch of your choice will be served to you on the outside wooden deck of this beachside restaurant surrounded by Coconut palm trees facing a turquoise sea.
Maximum of 4
Price if booked directly through Calabash Eco Adventures
- $140 for a single person (park fee included)
Not booking this tour directly with us will include a booking fee. This will be the price.
- $160 for a single person
Must be a certified diver. Open water level certification accepted.
Lunch and park fee not included into price. Lunch may cost between $10 and $20 per person and park fee $10 per person. Price does not include any scuba equipment. Rental is done from a dive shop. Rental is $10 per item needed for the dive. Equipment needed are, mask, fins, wet suit, dive light, BC and Reg. Tanks and weights are included into price.
This tour is offered to both Hotel and Cruise Ship guests.
Tour Time Line
- Pickup: 8:15AM-9AM
- Drive time to Lucayan National Park: 60 minutes
- (60 minutes from the Harbor/30 minutes from Hotel)
- Dive time: 60 minutes
- Setup time and diving instructions: 30 minutes
- Short Hike and beach time: 90 minutes
- Drive time to lunch: 30 minutes
- Lunch and beach time: 90 minutes
- Drive time back to place of lodging: 30 minutes
- (30 minutes back to Harbor / 15 minutes to Hotel)
Lunch is optional. Skipping lunch part of the day would drop approximately 2 hours from the time given.