Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center Achieves NAUI Platinum Pro Facility Status!

Nestled just 50 miles East of South Florida, Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center is a seaside gem in the heart of North Bimini, Bahamas. We are thrilled to announce that they are officially a NAUI Platinum Pro Dive Center, now offering a diverse range of NAUI courses, catering to divers of all skill levels! 



Left to right: Rear: NAUI Course Director graduate Kevin McDonnell.

Center row: NAUI Dive Master Nathan Fawkes, NAUI Instructor Neal Watson. NAUI Regional Representative SE David Hall, NAUI ICC graduate Stephon Forbes, NAUI ITC graduate Nicholas Archer, NAUI ITC graduate Alonzo Curry, NAUI ICC graduate Ranelle Ominski.

Front Row: NAUI Regional Representative Florida Andy Olday, NAUI ICC graduate Gigi Merlusca.





This facility operates an impressive 10 dive boats, including a 60-foot glass bottom boat that can accommodate divers, snorkelers, and sightseers. Neal Watsons Bimini Scuba offers one of the best opportunities in the world for great hammerhead shark diving.



Neal Watson and his dedicated team, primarily consisting of native Bahamian dive professionals, embarked on their journey with NAUI Worldwide in 2019. This summer, the partnership reached new heights as NAUI delivered a series of leadership programs for the current crew. These programs included the NAUI Instructor Crossover Course, an immersive Instructor Training Program, and a NAUI First Aid Program Powered by DAN Instructor certification.


Dive leaders from various agencies who participated in these programs were filled with excitement about learning and facilitatingNAUI programs for divers of all skill levels and welcomed the opportunity to introduce visiting divers to new disciplines of diving. Two exceptional crew members, including the owner and operator Neal himself, successfully advanced to the NAUI Instructor Trainer designation workshop.


NAUI Worldwide is proud to continue our partnership with Neal Watsons Bimini Scuba Center as a NAUI Professional Dive Center (PDC). Together, we aim to provide unparalleled diving experiences and continue to promote the highest standards of safety and education. Join us in celebrating their title as a NAUI Platinum Pro Facility!