This unique geological formation formation is like swiss cheese, a hunk of rock permeated by holes and tunnels for divers and snorkelers to explore.
Perfect for the underwater photographer, Angelfish Blue Hole is positioned in a protected bay. Eagle rays and turtles are often seen along the entrance.
This beautiful reef is exemplary of those found along the Exumas. Here you’ll see dozens of grey reef sharks, pirate bennies and black grouper.
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 the Exumas. However, besides the sometimes stormy weather and the number of pelagic species 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 grey 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.
By far, the most interesting dive sites are located along the northern cays of the Exumas. These sites are most easily reached by liveaboard cruise.
Many scuba divers who are attracted to the Bahamas and the Exumas in particular come to see the wide array of sharks. During the winter and spring months, you will likely see grey sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks and Caribbean reef sharks as well as the occasional hammerhead shark, bull shark, silky shark, oceanic whitetip shark or tiger shark. Dolphins often show up to investigate both divers and their boats. And pilot whales, humpback whales and sperm whales can be seen when traveling to open ocean dive sites. Green turtles, hawksbill turtles, leatherback turtles and eagle rays swim along the current while seahorses, Bahama sea stars, queen conches and hordes of tropical fish hide amongst the colorful coral reefs.
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