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Top Bahamas Dive Sites for 2012
badintexas - 4/30/2012 11:01 AM
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Top Bahamas Dive Sites for 2012Dean’s Blue Hole - Clarence Town on Long Island (15 votes, 4.53 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
The deepest blue hole in the world—at 202 metres (663 ft)—is Dean’s Blue Hole, located in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas.

Shark Dive - Nassau (21 votes, 4.52 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
Dive with 40-60 Caribbean Reef Sharks


James Bond Wrecks - Nassau, New Providence (23 votes, 4.22 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
"Wrecks" from two James Bond films. The boat from "Never Say Never, Again" and the Vulcan Bomber setup from "Thunderball.

Shark Junction - Freeport, Grand Bahamas (13 votes, 4.54 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
Shark Junction has a maximum diving depth of around 13.7m / 44.9ft and is suitable for intermediate divers. The average visibility is 10-20 metres and access to the dive site is by boat.

DC-3 Wall - Nassau (19 votes, 4.37 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
DC-3 in 60 fsw used in the movie "Into the Blue." DC-3 was smashed by a hurricane, but peices of it are all over the area. The wall drops to 6000 feet.

Abaco Islands - Bahamas (8 votes, 4.50 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
The Abaco Islands lie in the northern Bahamas and comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, together with the smaller Wood Cay, Elbow Cay, Lubbers Quarters Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Great Guana Cay, Gorda Cay, (Castaway Cay), Man-o-War Cay, Stranger’s Cay, Umbrella Cay, Great Stirrup Cay, Walker’s Cay, Moore’s Island and Sandy Point.

5 Dollar Reef - Nassau (8 votes, 4.25 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
This dive site is characterized by having reefs full with marine life and surrounded by sand. It is suitable for divers of all levels. It has good visibility and the access is made by boat. In terms of fauna and flora, the most common species are a large variety of colored corals, turtles and common stingrays.

Hesperus/Turtle Wreck - Bimini (11 votes, 3.91 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
Wreck of the Hesperus on a sandy bottom at 20 ft. Variety of marine life including barracuda, stingrays, lionfish, sea turtles, sea slugs, and others. The top of the wreck is about 10 ft deep, so it’s good for snorkelling as well.

Airplane Wreck #2 - Coco Cay (5 votes, 4.0 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
The wreckage of this airplane lies in 10-15 feet of crystal blue water. The "wreck" was placed in its current location to create an artificial reef and snorkel destination for the island visitors. The wreck consists of most of the fuselage, plus approximately 50% of each wing. Colorful fish frequent this area.

Bimini Barge - Bimini (15 votes, 3.87 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
The Bimini Barge sunk in the late 1980s during a hurricane. The 120-foot vessel sits upright on a sandy bottom just on the edge of the continental shelf.

Atlantis Road, Bimini Road - Bimini (13 votes, 3.77 out of 5 stars as of 4/30/2012)
The Atlantis Road, or Bimini Road is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bimini because of the mystery surrounding the site. In the 1930s, an American psychic named Edgar Cayce reported that he had spoken with a person who had lived in the Lost City of Atlantis in a former life....

PS. If you have been to any of these dive sites and have photos, comments, etc to add to DiveBuddy, please do! We’d love to hear your thoughts and it may help others to decide on where to dive in the future!

Comments

Greg - 4/30/2012 12:15 PM
Thanks for putting these best Bahama dive sites together!