Scuba diving in Willaurie Wreck

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From Boat
Average: 15 m
Maximum: 21 m
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m
The Willaurie mail boat sank in 1988 and became an artificial reef in Nassau Harbour in the Bahamas. The ship was 45m/147ft long, and the wreck is scattered across the sandy bottom at a depth of 18m/59ft. At this site, divers can explore the cargo hold and propellers, which are in relatively good condition. Diving at the Willaurie wreck is fascinating, because the remains are now densely covered with numerous colorful corals and sponges.

When to go

Nassau has a tropical monsoon climate. The temperature is about 32C/90F in summer and 23-27C/73-81F in winter. The water temperature is about the same throughout the year. May through October has the most rain.

What to see

The Willaurie wreck shelters various reef fish. Divers can see grouper, angelfish, lionfish, blue tangs, snapper, butterflyfish, and lots of crabs hiding in the corals and sponges.

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