Scuba diving in North Turtle Rocks Reef

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 9.84 ft
Maximum: 32.8 ft
Current
Low (1 knot)
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
North Turtle Rocks Reef is located off the Southwest coast of South Bimini island. It separates the Great Bahama Bank from the Southern Atlantic Ocean. The site got its name not for the abundance of turtles, but for the large brain and star corals that peek out of the water at low tide, and look like the backs of giant turtles. The site is good for snorkelers and novice divers.

When to go

Diving is possible all year long, the average water temperature stays at comfortable 26C/80F.

What to see

The dense coral formations and lots of fish, such as angelfish, parrotfish, spotted drums, file fish, yellowhead jawfish, eagle rays and lobsters.

Reachable from

South Bimini

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