Grand Bahama Scuba Diving
The Bahamas is a picturesque string of isles in the Caribbean Sea situated about fifty-six miles off the shores of mainland Florida. Its relative proximity to the United States and celebrated hospitality have made the islands a fashionable North American resort destination. Freeport, the coastal town on Grand Bahama Island, is close to some of the premier dive sites on the planet.
Even though the vacation paradise of the Bahamas is close by the United States, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a fantastic undersea world when you venture beneath the water of the Caribbean off Freeport. No matter where you are staying on Grand Bahama Island, you will be nearby Freeport’s harbor, where you can disembark for a thrilling scuba diving adventure at an intriguing wreck or reef site. Due to the infusion of warm Gulf Stream waters from the equatorial south, the water temperatures around the Bahamas stay reliably warm all year long. This consistent water temperature, spanning from the low seventies to middle eighties (Fahrenheit), is important in the development of coral. Wetsuits with a thickness of five mm or less will afford enough insulation for divers even in the coldest parts of winter. If they choose, Scuba Divers can entirely forsake their wetsuits by late May or early June. When the weather and sea is tranquil, visibility can exceed one hundred feet.
You'll discover an astounding array of corals off the coast of Grand Bahama Island, especially soft corals like Gorgonians or Sea Fans. Elkhorn and Staghorn Coral, as well as a variegated spectrum of Sponges, can be discovered in the waters near Freeport. Other marine invertebrates in the region include Octopi, Nudibranches and Sea Anemones. A spectacular miscellany of aquatic species reside in this area, including Barracudas, Sting Rays, Spider Crabs, Reef Sharks, Spiny Lobsters, Nurse Sharks, Moray Eels, Hermit Crabs, Brittle Stars, Green Sea Turtles, Spanish Lobsters, and Hawksbill Turtles. An astonishing spectrum of fish can be spotted around the wrecks, reefs, and undersea caverns off the Bahama Islands, including Blue Tangs, Grunts, Parrotfish, Snappers, Jacks, Silver Snooks, Spanish Hogfish, Sergeant Majors, Groupers, and Yellow Goatfish. Believe it or not, several species of Angelfish can be seen in the Caribbean waters near Grand Bahama Island.
You will have the opportunity to witness the ethereal shipwrecks off the shores of Freeport. The sea bottom surrounding the Bahamas is home to plenty of sunken wrecks. In addition to the disintegrating wreckage from the 18th Century, when buccaneers, wreckers and privateers savaged the Caribbean Sea, there are plenty of submerged barges, freighters, tugboats, and fishing vessels.
Our professional Scuba Diving guides will transport you to the finest Scuba Diving locations off the pristine beaches of Grand Bahama Island. All of our PADI-endorsed divemasters are committed to the safety and entertainment of our clients on our Bahamian Scuba Diving excursions. You will not find more experienced dive operators in the area to guide you to dive in the crystal-clear waters that surround the Bahama Islands.