Valentine's Dive Center is located on the west side of Harbour Island. The center is the leading PADI dive resort facility in the area offering daily dives, snorkel trips, private charters, a certification program, kayaking & paddle board rentals.
The waters around Harbour Island offer some of the best diving in the Bahamas, from exquisite coral reefs, grottos, underwater blow holes,high speed drift dives, wall and wreck dives. Whether you are an avid diver or just wish to explore the underwater world for the first time as a resort diver or a snorkeler, we can accommodate your needs.
You can expect a personalized service from the crew of friendly and professionally PADI trained instructors to make sure you have the most enjoyable time at Valentine's Dive Center. We have custom-made dive boats, full scuba equipment rental, and digital stills and video.
Gina and a male from South Eleuthera were filmed mating by our slip/dock July 5,2017
Tour the islands with us and feed the Pigs and enjoy snorkelling on your way back.Tours are approx 3.0 to 3.5 hours long.We supply the food,boat,crew,snorkelling gear and you enjoy the adventure! $199/pp (minimum 5 paying customers)
You can now take a tour with us to experience the Pigs without the snorkelling trip....Tours are approx 2.0-2.5 hours long, only $135/pp ( minimum 8 paying customers)
Congratulations to Sidney and Shane from the owners of Valentines Dive Center.We thankyou for your years of professional service to all our Customers from around the Globe.
Awards were presented at the Valentines Resort/Marina on behalf of the Valentines Dive Center by Francine Gross and George Gross.Shane was accompanied by Anita(girlfriend),and Sidney by Orlean(spouse)
Dawn Reise-Ward organised an outing for the Dunmore School kids who had been taking swim lessons and Bubble maker courses.
Neil McPhee,Sidney Brown,Boyd Reise-Ward,Dawn Reise-Ward George Gross helped out doing in water guiding,captaining and taking pictures for the kids including 2 sharks and several turtles!
Recent Tripadvisor Review:
"5 grandchildren and 2 adult Special Olympics athletes certified by this first class dive center!
This is a long overdue review of this dive center co-owned by the Gross family, and staffed with amazing dive masters and the best boat crew.
Beginning is 2012-2015, Dive Masters Anita and Shane (they are the best!) certified our 5 grandchildren (ages 11 - 16). We completely trusted these instructors as my husband and I had already experienced their professionalism and their concern for everyone's safety and enjoyment in previous visits.
Again, because of our trust in the Gross family operation, we decided to approach them about certifying our daughter and son-in-law, both Special Olympics athletes. After communicating by email with Francine (Mrs. Gross) with their special needs and clearing them medically, they agreed to schedule the instruction during our stay on Harbour Island. I do want to point out that my husband and I wholeheartedly agreed and understood that we would stand by the decision of the instructors to certify or not certify, as is the case with anyone who is going through this course. Shane and Anita were again the instructors, and we were so impressed, as usual, with their patience and ability to teach and adapt to our daughter and son-in-law. And now they are so proud to say they are certified divers! And can't wait to come back next year!
to the boat crew, who were always professional and always helpful with equipment; to Neil, one of the new dive instructors, who guided me, my husband and 2 of our grandchildren who were with us on this trip; to George Gross, co-owner, photographer extraordinaire, who when you see him on the boat you know you willl get some awesome pictures at the end of the day; to Francine Gross, co-owner, for always being helpful before we even arrive on the island and communicating promptly with our requests; to the office staff, for their help whenever one walks through the door of the dive center.
People, this is a very professionally run dive operation!
We are 3 days into a week long study put on by various Bahamian and International organisations looking at coral reef health and fish abundance around Harbour Island and North Eleuthera.So far the team of scientists(including Shane Gross as dive leader)have visited 8 of our dive sites and collected valuable data that will be used in conjunction with surveys from around the Bahamas to determine the best possible places for the expanding network of MPA's(Marine Protected Areas)
An MPA around N. Eleuthera would expand and protect the amount of healthy corals and fish population and,therefore,be beneficial to divers,fishermen and the community as a whole.
Valentines Dive Center is hosting this study that will help the Bahamas for generations to come.
Many thanks to my crew for their efforts this week....George Gross,co-owner
Nov 1,2017 marks the start of the 2017/2018 season - running 6 years strong. Same familiar owners (George, Francine & Dawn,Boyd) are all excited about new services and products for 7th year of ownership . Shane & Anita(PADI Dive Instructors) are still diving/leading trips , and Neil(Instructor) is returning for another year. Sidney, Renado,Leonard, Terrance and Levano are the same good guys(captains/deck hands) on the boats. And you'll always be welcomed by the smiling faces of Tiffany and Vessy when you walk into the Dive Center.
Don't leave it to the last minute, pre-book your diving, snorkeling, private charter today.