Scuba diving in Hawksbill Reef

Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 36.08 ft
Maximum: 49.2 ft
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
Hawksbill Reef is a stunning coral reef that stretches nearly a mile parallel to the shoreline of North Bimini. Of course, the main star here is, the hawksbill turtle, the namesake of this reef. However, divers would need some luck to spot hawksbill turtles on the reef, because they are rarely seen there. The absence of hawksbill turtles won’t disappoint divers though, because there will still be an abundance of marine life, from the tiniest reef fish to big species like dolphins, eagle rays, and even reef sharks or nurse sharks. The Hawksbill Reef offers a pleasant dive at medium depths.

When to go

The water temperature in the area is around 18-25C/64-77F in winter and the average temperature in summer is 24-33C/75-91F.

What to see

Divers can expect to see large jacks, chubs, parrotfish, angelfish, and maybe even a reef shark or nurse shark.

Reachable from

North Bimini

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