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A visit to paradise and great dive sites including day trips to the world-famous Tiger Beach

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach

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3* Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, Bahamas

Grand Bahama is the most northern island of the Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying 90 kilometres off the state of Florida. Grand Bahama is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of approximately 700 islands and 2,400 cays. The island is approximately 150 kilometres long west to east and 20 kilometres at its widest point north to south.

Great All-round Diving That Won’t Break the Bank

We recently just returned from this resort so are happy to share our thoughts. It is in a great location, right on a white-fine sand stretch of beach with an on-site diving centre. If you want opulence then we can recommend other places, but to use this as a base for diving and lying by the pool, and soaking up the sun, it’s ideal.

The Diving in Grand Bahama

You can do a real variety of dive sites here including reefs encrusted with soft corals, wrecks, caverns, reef shark dives, and day trips to Tiger Beach to see…Tiger Sharks!

The Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort is an exciting resort and has a dive centre on it’s doorstep offering daily boat dives.

Beautiful surroundings and lots of activities and entertainment can be found in this all-inclusive resort.

Dive and Stay

The dive centre is located inside the Beautiful Resort of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach.

The Diving Center has perfect logistics to satisfy beginners, expert divers, shark divers and snorkellers.

All divers students are insured and maximum standards of safety are applied for any activities. The centre offers daily diving trips, and snorkelling trips in the wonderful waters of Grand Bahamas.

The Viva Wydnham Fortuna Beach is also great for non-divers, families and couples. The spectacular evening entertainment helps you indulge in the all-inclusive bar!

Overview

Warm, golden sunshine glisten over a fantastic green landscape, where a mixture of colours and scents tickles your senses and puts you in the right mood for an unforgettable vacation in the paradise of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach.

The luxury grounds of Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach are situated in the south of Grand Bahamas in Freeport, just 17 km away from the international airport. The resort offers Standard, Flora and Vista rooms. The rooms accessible for people with disabilities are also available.

The hotel is ideally located on a beautiful white sandy beach and guests find all of the facilities they need for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday within the fabulous self-contained resort: 3 restaurants, 3 bars, a freshwater swimming pool with spa area, swimming pool, sauna, disco, kids club, currency exchange office, shops and of course a diving and snorkelling center.

  • Ocean view pool
  • Tennis
  • Fitness centre
  • On-site entertainment – nightly entertainment & themed parties
  • Ocean front trapeze
  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Children’s play area
  • Concierge
  • Games room
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna

Apart from Shark Diving, Grand Bahamas offers some of the best SCUBA diving. From great wrecks to excellent reef and wall dives and diving from boats. With an assortment of marine life- Grand Bahamas has it all.

TIGER BEACH

 Depth: 6 m
 Level: Intermediate

As you can see from the name, this is one of the most unique dive sites in the world where you have the chance to watch Tiger Sharks swimming around in their natural habitat. You can also see here nurse sharks along with lemon sharks. In addition to sharks on this dive site other you can always see large representatives of the underwater fauna such as huge groupers and snappers.
The Tiger Beach trip is available from November 15 to May 15.

SHARKS ALLEY

 Depth: 15 m
 Level: Suitable For All Levels

The Western side of shark alley. Connects with hydro Lab to the East and Caves Sites to the south. A very interesting dive with many options for a tour. Named ‘pretenders wreck’ for the 45’ upside down tugboat hull holding down the mooring line. Plenty of Grey Caribbean Reef Sharks circling the area, along with Hugh Groupers, Schooling Jacks and Spade fish, often a stingray or two. And you never know what else!

ANN’S PARADISE

Depth: 13-16 m
Level: Beginner

Anne was a local school teacher and diving enthusiast. This site was Anne’s favorite. A very pretty site with plenty coral growth – rows of thick coral heads. Always plenty of flamingo tongues and lettuce leaf slugs on this reef. Hogfish and yellow-tail snapper are frequently seen.

PICASSO GALLERY

 Depth: 12-20 m
 Level: Beginner

Shape of this reef forms a rough ‘painters palette’. It is said the coral heads at this site are like masterpieces in an art gallery, you move from one piece to the next seeing what each one has to offer. Colors are fantastic – considered a photographers delight. Lots of small life, Arrow crabs, slugs, juveniles. You will often find a stingray or a stray reef shark.

THEO’S WRECK

 Depth: 30 m
 Level: Advanced

Theo’s Wreck dive site is located about 1.5 miles from the coast. The wreck is about 230 feet long and rest on the ocean floor on its port side, between the deep reef and the drop-off at a depth of about 101 feet. The bow points landward and the stern seaward, she rests on a flat, sandy floor, among a few isolated coral banks. Two permanent buoys, one at the bow and one at the stern, mark the ship’s position. The waters around the wreck are subject to currents that vary according to the tides; use the buoys for safe resurfacing. Since she was sunk in 1982, the ship has become home to numerous fish and is now covered with rich vegetation. The bow anchor chain, in particular, has splendid gorgonian sea fans. The shaded part of the hull is completely smothered in orange false gorgonians.

Cost includes

  • All meals
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcohol including local spirits and cocktails

Cost excludes

  • Internal flights
  • International flights
  • Upgrade to fully stocked mini-bar and safe
What level of diver do you need to be?

For the most part open water or equivalent is fine. There are some special trips that can be organised to wrecks and caverns where you need to be advanced open water.

What is there to see on the dives?

There are plenty of reefs which are a short journey by the resorts dive boat. You can often see turtles, cruising Caribbean reef sharks, groupers, barracuda and the occassional lionfish.

How do you get to Grand Bahama

From the UK you fly in to Nassau, from here you then take a short flight to Grand Bahama. The airport is around 15 minutes from the hotel.

Would you stay at the resort the for your whole vacation?

If you are just coming for a week there is plenty to see and do. However if you wanted to come for 10-14 days then we would recommend a 2-centre holiday. Somewhere like Bimini to see the Great Hammerheads is a great addition! Just ask and we can put an itinerary together for you.

What else is there to do in Grand Bahama besides diving?

You can snorkel with turtles, swim with pigs and you can even visit a restaurant a few minutes away that attracts sharks in the evenings (due to them throwing away their fish carcasses).

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Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach