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About scuba diving in Bahamas

The Bahamas are an archipelago of 700 islands and islets, that offer 100,000 square miles of bright blue Atlantic ocean. Its capital is Nassau, located on the island of New Providence.The main airports are the International Airport of Linden Pindling, located 16km from Nassau and Freeport International Airport. There are 60 more local airports and runways spread out on the surrounding islands. The Bahamas feature a whole array of diving experiences like no other destination in the world. If you are interested in scuba diving in Bahamas, then we have the information you need! The best islands for diving are Grand Bahama Island, New Providence, Long Island, Abacos, Andros, Eleuthera, Bimini and Exuma Islands. New Providence is known for its blue holes, caves, lots of historical wrecks, gardens of elkhorn coral, reefs, excellent wall dives and diving with sharks. Its best sites are Shark Arena, James Bond Wreck and The Lost Blue Hole. Grand Bahama Island is favored among divers for its shallow reefs and deep caves, wrecks and some of the best sites on the Bahamas including Shark Alley, The Sugar Wreck and Theo's Wreck, as well as Lucayan National Park, the site of a 9.5km-long underground freshwater cave system. Long Island has earned a reputation of a great diving place thanks to its dive sites, such as The Comberbach, Conception Island Wall and Dean’s Blue Hole, which is the world’s deepest blue hole that goes down 203m/663ft into the ocean floor. Snorkeling is spectacular on this island. On Abacos most sites are relatively shallow, 18m/60ft or less. One of the best sites is Walker’s Cay which features a unique shark dive visitors from all over flock to experience. Andros is the king of blue hole diving destinations. Its signature dive site is The Andros Barrier Reef, the world’s third largest barrier reef, measuring 190miles long and a home to more than 160 species of coral and fish. Eleuthera is known for dozens of wrecks and beautiful coral formations. Bimini, Andros and Long Island also offer some of the most sought-after wall dives. Amazingly clear waters with 30m/100ft visibility and generally current-free make the Bahamas an ideal destination for underwater photographers.

When to go to Bahamas

Diving is good year-round, though from June to November there is a hurricane season. The most refreshing period is between December and May, when the average air temperature stays between 20-25C/68-77F, with the more northern islands staying around 5 degrees cooler than the southern islands. The rest of the year the average air temperature ranges between 25-30C/77-86F. The water temperature fluctuates between 23-30C/73-86F throughout the year. The Bahamas offer a complete range of diving adventures, great for both new and experienced divers, including vertical walls, wrecks, tunnels, caverns, blue holes, shark dives, drift dives and healthy coral reefs teeming with vibrant marine life, such as Nassau grouper, stingrays, parrot fish, jacks, hogfish, snapper, goatfish, trunkfish, dolphins, variety of sharks, sea turtles and other creatures.

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