Considered one of the top wall dives in the Bahamas, Andros Wall boasts fascinating canyons and unusual marine life due to its depth at 90 ft (27m).
Created in 2002, Blue Holes National Park contains the largest concentration of inland blue holes. Tec divers can explore these freshwater reservoirs.
Every year at the full moon in late January, up to 30,000 Nassau grouper gather on the world’s third longest barrier reef to spawn their young.
The Bahamas enjoys a hot and sunny climate year-round, although June to October is considered the rainy season. It usually rains once a day, every day but only for short periods of time.
June to October is also considered hurricane season. If you are planning a trip to the Bahamas during these months, consider taking out travelers insurance on the off chance a hurricane forms during your vacation.
Air temperatures during the summer months range from 75-91°F (24-33°C) while water temperatures are approximately 88°F (31°C).
If you enjoy getting the best deals and diving at uncrowded dive sites, book your trip from June to October. This is low season on Andros. However, besides the sometimes stormy weather and the number of sharks present, diving in the Bahamas changes little from month to month.
November to May is the dry season in the Bahamas. During these summer months, you can expect sunny, hot and mildly humid conditions.
Air temperatures during the winter months range from 65-77°F (18-25°C) while water temperatures are 75-80°F (24-27°C).
In addition to great topside conditions, November to May is also the best time for shark diving. You’ll find the most Caribbean reef sharks from November until May.
However, November to May also represents high season for tourism in the Caribbean. So be sure to book early in order to get a good deal on accommodation and flights.
North Andros is the access point for the Andros Barrier Reef and the Tongue of the Ocean. South Andros hosts many blue holes and a few wreck sites.
Andros is home to 164 species of fish and coral, and you’re sure to see plenty of them during your dive holiday on the island. There are small creatures like the Bahama sea star, blue tang, snapper, sea bass, squid, spiny lobster, queen conch, angelfish flounder, butterfly fish and octopus. Schools of silversides prefer the cover of Nassau’s many wrecks. Nassau grouper aggregate annually nearby and sea turtles swim among the healthy coral reefs while stingrays camouflage themselves on the sandy bottom. There are also huge animals, including an array of sharks. Caribbean reef sharks are common visitors. The occasional tiger shark wanders by. Keep a lookout for dolphins, as well, frolicking just offshore.
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