Dive Bahamas - The Top Spots
By Omar Isaacs
If you want to dive, Bahamas trips offer you an astounding array of diving experiences including wrecks, coral reefs and cave diving. There are myriad world class diving sites to be explored all across The Bahamas and they cater to all levels of diving experience.
Do you find yourself daydreaming about crystal blue waters, white sands, that refreshing saltwater beach smell on your skin and the elation of the sun's warm rays on your back? It could be time to investigate a holiday to The Bahamas. One of the greatest things about a trip to this gorgeous part of the world is the range of wonderful places for you to dive. Bahamas underwater sites are waiting for you submerge yourself in their entrancing marine world. Read on for some of the best dive sites that are on offer in the beautiful Bahamas.
If you like to dive, Bahamas sites present an exceptional range of ship wrecks. For hundreds of years the waters surrounding these islands served as shipping routes between Europe and the New World and lured their fair share of pirates ready to seize a treasure or two. Unfortunately, the many coral reefs in the area caused hundreds of ships to come to grief and score a place in an underwater grave. The combination of reefs and ship wrecks however, makes for some of the world's most exciting diving experiences.
Devilish Diving Fun
For those who want to experience wreck diving, you mustn't miss out on a dive at Bahamas sites off Eleuthera Island. The ominously named Devil's Backbone is an eight mile reef that is a true diver's delight, offering wreck diving for all experience levels. Explore a passenger steamship that dates back to the 19th century lying in its watery grave just 40 feet below the surface. This fun little diving site also has a train! That's right; the steamship's cargo included a locomotive, which was on route to Cuba when it sank. At Yankee Channel a wreck has been playing host to fishy friends and other sea life for more than three centuries. This is a great dive for beginner divers as it lies in only 10 feet of water.
Discover Exotic Coral Vistas
You can't go on a Bahamas dive trip and not experience some of the world's most stunning coral diving: it just wouldn't be right! One of the best places to take in some coral reef diving action is San Salvador, which offers quantity as well as quality - a dazzling combination. There are more than 80 different sites for diving around San Salvador, with huge stag and elk horn coral in abundance. Andros Island is home to the Andros Barrier Reef, which is the third biggest reef in the world - and that means lots of great diving opportunities for you. There are many wrecks around this reef that parrotfish, barracuda and other exotic marine animals call home. There are also some extensive underwater cave systems famous worldwide called the "blue holes". These were formed in the last ice age and are an exciting adventure for more experienced divers.
There is no shortage of different sites and experiences to be had when you dive Bahamas' waters. The Bahamas boasts some of the world's most spectacular diving experiences offering plentiful exotic marine life, fascinating coral reefs and submerged caves, as well as the intriguing chance to find some treasure from a sunken Spanish galleon. There is diving for all experience and skill levels and plenty of opportunity to upgrade your skills with qualified instructors widely available.
Omar Isaacs is the Marketing Executive for The Bahamas Tourist Board, a tourist organisation that can help you discover the best holidays in The Bahamas. If you're looking for amazing sites for a < a href="http://www.bahamas.co.uk/things-to-do/diving/diving-in-the-bahamas"> dive, Bahamas holidays are the perfect choice. To select and book your ideal dive, Bahamas holidays are just a click away
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