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Best Diving Destinations in Bimini
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Bimini
Tuna Alley Must see
- Coral garden
- Nurse sharks
- Schools of fish
Victory Reef Must see
- Schools of fish
Bimini is wonderful for visitors who admire natural beauty and mysterious places. Bimini is a district on the west of the Bahamas, located just 74km/50mi away from the United States, and it used to be an offshore source of liquor during the Prohibition era. Bimini is a group of three islands: North Bimini, South Bimini, and East Bimini. The largest and the most popular islands are North Bimini and South Bimini. South Bimini has a bit slower pace of life, while North Bimini has a hectic one, with more hustle and bustle. Visitors will find a unique mix of cultures and historical sites here. There is a Martin Luther King Memorial on the island, because he had a major impact on the inhabitants of Bimini during his visit to the region in 1968. Tourists also enjoy Healing Hole, which is a natural spring with healing properties. Bimini offers huge opportunities for diving. Its rich underwater landscape hides many rocks, reefs, wrecks and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Nurse sharks and yellowtail damselfish may be found in the Rainbow reef. Sea whips are frequent on La Chance Rocks, and coral reefs and rock formations on the Bimini Shoreline. Most popular dive sites The best dive sites are Atlantis Road, North Bimini, Bimini Barge, Tuna Alley, Victory Reef, SS Sapona, Miami Rita Wreck, as well as Turtle Rocks, and Turtle Wreck.One of the most popular sites in Bimini is Bimini Road, which some people in the past thought may have been the entrance to the lost city of Atlantis.
When to go to Bimini
Due to the moderate climate, diving in Bimini is possible all year round, though from June to November it's the hurricane season. The average winter temperature stays around 21-24C/70-75F. The coldest months are considered to be January and February, when the air temperature rangers 17-25C/62-69F. Summers here are very hot and humid. The average air temperature is around 29C/84F, but in August it may go as high as 32C/90F and the water heats up to 29C/84F. The visibility reaches 30m/98ft or more. What to see Wrecks, reefs, caves, walls, black-coral gardens, nurse sharks, black groupers, gray angelfish, yellow-tail snappers, and turtles. In June it is very common to see Tiger sharks in this area, they are attracted by schools of mutton snapper which makes its appearance right around this time.