Bahamas Travel Guide
Diving on the Bahamas

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Bahamas Scuba Diving

Dolphine in the BahamasSome of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world is presented in the Bahamas. There are countless underwater caverns and blue holes, fathomless water-filled sinkholes that open to submarine caves over here. All the islands are rimmed by coral reefs.

Sea life can be seen through the transparent waters and one can see the exotic creatures like moray eels, grunts, barracudas, stingrays, turtles, queen triggerfish, sand tigers, parrotfish and angelfish flashing their neon, and an impressive array of hard and soft coral formations totaling an estimated 5% of the world's coral reefs. Students of history will also find many wrecked ships to explore and study.

New Providence offers superb diving and snorkeling close to shore, including such noted sites as the Clifton Wall, off the southwestern coast; Balmoral Island, off the northern coast; and Razorback, named for the arcing ridge of coral-covered limestone that rises from the sand-bottom before plummeting into the Tongue of the Ocean to the southwest.

Elbow Cay, just off Abaco, has excellent reefs on the Atlantic side.

The stag horn, Elkhorn and brain corals that can be found in the calmer waters near Hope Town and the northern tip of the cay are reached easily by swimming from shore.

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