White sand beaches, clear waters, incredible underwater fauna, rich vegetation … Diving in the Bahamas means diving in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. What is more relaxing than this heavenly setting to recharge your batteries? If the Bahamas are extremely popular, it is because the archipelago has preserved its authenticity while protecting its precious environment.
A stay in the Bahamas dedicated to diving
The Bahamas are a veritable paradise on earth for lovers of diving and snorkeling. To meet the expectations of travelers, many cruises allow you to stop at the best diving spots of the archipelago. These cruises are an opportunity to discover the seabed.
What is the best time to dive in the Bahamas?
In the Bahamas, the rainy season runs from June to October. While they occur at night, it is not impossible that some showers can also occur during the day. To enjoy the sun and the beaches, the recommended season is from March to October. To dive in the best conditions, the ideal season is from November to April.
Top 3 diving sites:
1. Dive with sharks at Tiger beach
The Bahamas and its islands hide exceptional underwater treasures. If the lands of the archipelago offer breathtaking landscapes, a mask and a snorkel are enough to discover a rich and sublime underwater world.
Are you looking for excitement on your trip to the Bahamas? Tiger Beach dive spot should satisfy your thirst for underwater adventure… Tiger Beach dive spot is shallow and will let you experience the amazing and magical world of sharks. Depending on the time of year you can see tiger sharks, hammerheads, lemon sharks, or gray sharks. Do not forget to bring an underwater camera to take some great photos.
2. Discover the wreck of the sea star
Discover the wreck of the Sea Star on an unforgettable dive in the Bahamas. This 55-meter boat, sunk in 2002, attracts many divers for an extraordinary experience. The wreck is home to many species of fish and crustaceans. If you are an experienced diver, you can explore part of the inside of the wreck. About this underwater attraction, you will read more above.
Head to Big Major Cay Island in the heart of Exumas for a unique experience … swimming with pigs! This uninhabited (or almost) island is populated by many pigs who love to relax in the sun and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas. But how did they get to this island? There is no shortage of the strangest stories about the history of the Pig beach, of which it is still exceedingly difficult to know the truth today.
3. Ben’s Blue hole, for those who want to snorkel and dive
The Ben’s Blue Hole dive spot is perfect for beginners. In this blue hole the freshwater of a canal and that of the sea mix. Thus, during your scuba diving, you can meet groupers, large moray eels or sea turtles. The site is also home to many corals.
If the Bahamas are so beautiful, there must be a reason! This archipelago has all the conditions to enjoy a unique stay. This destination is extremely popular with both beginners and advanced divers, because of its rich and varied fauna and lush vegetation.
Interesting facts – 007
The Bahamas have always been a favorite destination of the most famous secret agent in the world, the British spy James Bond. Three times the famous adventures of 007 have had the tropical coasts and crystalline seas of Nassau and nearby islands as a backdrop, while in a fourth they were just the location of an underwater adventure. Scotsman Sean Connery and Britons Roger Moore and Daniel Craig, who played the licensed agent to kill, have therefore often been spotted in this corner of the Caribbean.
Strolling between the elegant British Colonial Hilton Nassau and the luxurious One and Only Ocean Club of Paradise Island, we discover that off the coast of the island of New Providence you can dive worthy of the same 007. The James Bond Wrecks are in fact a couple of shipwrecks on which several exciting scenes from 1983 Never Say Never were filmed, with Sean Connery as the British spy and Kim Basinger as a (gorgeous) Bond girl. The thrill of exploring a perfectly preserved wreck is one of the most exciting experiences for a diver, but here is something more that will put a little adrenaline on the dive: a colony of gray sharks that usually swim in the crystal clear waters around sunken ships. Danger and adventure, in true 007 style!
The number of diving centers
Some of the Islands of the Bahamas has only one diving center, which may not guarantee day trips or may even be closed starting from the second half of August; it is, therefore, preferable to go to an island with several centers so as not to risk having to give up diving.