|ประเภทการดำน้ำ||- Reef dive
- Wreck dive
|ฤดูท่องเที่ยว||The climate in The Bahamas is subtropical, providing around 340 sunny days a year - alongside superb diving conditions. Summer water temperatures are approximately 88°F (31°C), dipping to 75-80°F (24-27°C) in winter.
If you enjoy diving at uncrowded dive sites, book your trip from June-October. This is low season in the Bahamas. Diving in the Bahamas changes little from month to month.
In addition to great topside conditions, November to May is also the best time for shark diving. Tiger sharks are present from October to January at Tiger Beach, and you’ll find hammerhead sharks at Bimini from December-March. Oceanic Whitetips can be seen from April-June.
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|สิ่งที่น่าสนใจ||- Crystal clear water - 40-60m visibility
- Tropical beaches
- Shark sightings all year
- Whale sightings
- Year-round warm water
Oceanic White tips, Dolphins, Hammerheads, Hawksbill Turtles, Longerhead Turtle, Eagle Rays, Occasional Whales, Tiger Sharks, Whitetip Reef Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Sharks, Manta Ray, Whale Shark, Humpback Whale, Pilot Whale, Sperm Whale,
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In Bimini, colorful coral reefs, sheer walls, shallow wrecks and caverns produce a variety of dive types including night dives, drift dives, easy reef dives and tec dives.
Of course, this part of the Bahamas is most famous for its shark dives. Beginners will feel comfortable at many of the protected reefs, but the Gulf Stream, which travels past Bimini, can create fast-paced drifts more suitable to advanced divers.
While it is possible to access a number of the reefs from shore, the majority of diving takes place from small speedboats.
Eleuthera & Harbour Island
Eleuthera and Harbour Island have the largest number of natural wrecks in the Bahamas. Most of the shipwrecks like Train Wreck or those at Rock Sound lie within Open Water limits (above 60 feet/18 meters).
Furthermore, the coral reefs and walls here are pristine and colorful, with the added benefit of healthy marine life. They also range from shallow to deep making this a great place for both beginners and advanced divers alike.
Advanced divers will have the chance to drift dive as well. Tidal currents have formed deep cuts in the reef over the years. The currents in the area can move as fast as 4 knots, so sites like Current Cut are great for gaining some drift diving experience.
With underwater formations including blue holes, caves, wrecks, pelagic-filled currents, the third largest barrier reef in the world and the incredibly deep Tongue of the Ocean, Andros has a wide range of dive sites to keep every diver interested.
Beginners will feel comfortable at many of the protected sites of the barrier reef. Advanced divers can explore the walls created by the Tongue of the Ocean as well as the blue holes. Currents in the area range from mild to strong so be sure to consult with a local dive professional before venturing out.
The ability level of the wrecks is based on preference. A few lie within shallow water but only advanced divers should attempt to penetrate the ships’ interiors.
Grand Bahama (Freeport)
Best known for its shark and dolphin encounters, Grand Bahama Island also features shallow shipwrecks, protected coral reefs along its southern shore and one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems for scuba divers to explore.
While it is possible to access a number of the reefs from shore, the majority of diving takes place from small speedboats. There is an extensive mooring system along the southern reefs that ensures the boats don’t harm the ecosystem. Furthermore, many of the Bahamas’ liveaboards depart from Grand Bahama. If you choose a liveaboard tour, you’ll get to dive on the best sites nearby as well as those surrounding the Out Islands.
Nassau (New Providence)
There are dives to enjoy around the entire perimeter of New Providence, though many of the favorites can be found on the western side of the island.
Schools of silversides prefer the cover of Nassau’s many wrecks. Nassau grouper and sea turtles swim among the healthy coral reefs, and stingrays camouflage themselves on the sandy bottom.
There are also huge animals, including an impressive array of sharks. Caribbean reef sharks and silky sharks are common visitors. The occasional tiger shark wanders by. Keep a lookout for dolphins, as well, frolicking just offshore.
Located among the calm and shallow Abaco Sea, the Abaco Islands feature easy diving in colorful environments. The coral reefs here are pristine and protected, giving them the added benefit of healthy marine life. They are also quite shallow. Consequently, this is a great place for beginners to get comfortable in their fins.
Don’t worry - advanced divers will have plenty to explore as well. Tidal currents have formed coral caverns and tunnels over the years. These are great for experienced cavern divers and intermediate divers looking to try their first enclosed experience.
There are also a couple of shipwrecks dating back to the American Civil War in the 1860s.
The Bahamas features three international airports, namely Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport, George Town International Airport on Exuma and Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau.
Flights arrive regularly and onward travel to the many islands is a simple trek. Arriving by cruise ship, ferry or private boat is another popular option. To travel between islands, you’ll need to use commuter planes, ferries or private transfers by speedboat.
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