>September 5, 2019 — The Bahamas Diving Association would like to express our hearts and prayers to those dive operators in the Abacos and portions of Grand Bahama Island as they recover and rebuild from Hurricane Dorian. All 32 members of the association offer our condolences to the families of those lives lost during the storm.
>We have heard from all our operators, and the only adversely affected areas are the Abacos and portions of Grand Bahama Island. All the rest of the country's resorts, dive operators and liveaboards are running on their normal dive schedules.
>Get official updates at bahamas.com/relief. Those with medical training who wish to help can complete [volunteer forms|http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/gov/government/news/hurricane%20dorian%20volunteer%20registration%20forms].
>The best way for other divers to help, aside from donating to the Bahamas Red Cross, is simply to come back to the Bahamas. Dive resorts, operators and liveaboards need your business, and thousands of dive sites are open with excellent diving.
>The Bahamas spirit is strong, and those hard-hit areas will rebuild. Resiliency is within the Bahamian DNA. As terrible as this hurricane was on portions of the Northern Bahamas, the entire rest of the 100,000-square mile country remains unaffected and open for diving.
>The Bahamas Diving Association (BDA) is the official dive association for The Islands of the Bahamas. The BDA advises travelers to check with your dive operator for any schedule updates or changes before traveling.