Five reasons to dive Bahamas:
- It’s the Bahamas! You know, that almost mythical country used as a basis for any kind of paradise ever. It’s very name even means "Great Land of the Valiant & Noble Lord”. It has a tropical climate, often sunny and dry, the Bahamas gets a whopping 3000 hours of glorious sunlight per year which means there has never been a report of freeze in the Bahamas. No frost. Ever. There’s your first reason right there!
- Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park, part of a nationwide system of 25 parks, are all maintained, run and funded by a non government, non-profit organization is actually a world’s first. It was also the first park in the Caribbean to implement a complete no take zone and marine protected area. For divers this means pristine, and beautiful underwater landscapes, ripe for exploring, and perfect for taking photos.
- The dive sites. Lost Blue Hole, Periwinkle Reef, Amberjack Reef, Austin Smith Wreck, Cathedral, Pillar Wall, Washing Machine, Whale Wail Wall… the list goes on. World class blue water diving. Shallow reefs, wall dives that start at 40 feet and fall off into the abyss, fun drift dives, blue holes, wrecks, and shark feeds.
The Aqua Cat. It is awesome, plain and simple. Firstly, it’s big. 102 foot, with a 35 foot beam, and room for eleven passenger cabins, making it one of the larger liveaboards in the world. It has a spectacular dining area, cabins with private bathrooms, and a huge outdoor deck for BBQs and fine dining. The Aqua Cat is a perfectly balanced combination of luxury liveaboard, whilst meeting everyones' practical diving requirements. Excellent cuisine, great service, cozy surroundings, and good company (of course, we’ll be there!). Oh, they also have hammocks on the sun deck.
Bonus point: The Aqua Cat has it’s own photo & video editing area. Yep, you read that right. You can edit your vacation photos & video right there in an editing area just for you. We’re packing our bags right now...
- Wreck dives. The Bahamas have been of interest to sailers far and wide for many years. So you’d be right to expect a few wrecks dotted over the sea floor. One of the newer wrecks is that of the Austin Smith, a 90 foot Bahamian Defence Force Cutter that sank in 1995 while being towed to San Salvador. Ironically, it was to be sunk as an artificial diving reef, but sank before it could be, er, sunk.