You’re strolling along a soft, white beach, with an exotic drink in hand and thousands of miles of clear, blue ocean separating yourself from the stresses of work and life. It’s hard to think of anywhere that spells out “Paradise” more than the Islands of the Bahamas. There’s sex appeal in these waters. There’s relaxation. There’s adventure. There’s fun for all ages. The Bahamas are truly whatever you desire them to be.
The blue holes of the Bahamas are some of the most exciting dive opportunities available to you. The most notable dive sites for these are Andros Island’s “Blue Holes National Park”, where about fifty of them have been located to date, and famous “Dean’s Blue Hole” at Long Island – you’ve seen that one in pictures. Diving one of these is exhilarating, sort of like the ocean’s version of skydiving (alright, maybe not THAT exhilarating). The blue holes can be found both inland and in the shallows; you can dive either.
Additionally, there’s sunken Spanish galleons to be explored, opportunities to feed and swim with reef sharks (wow!), underwater caves, and forests of coral. And don’t forget the gorgeous, marine-populated, death-defying walls that plummet into the deep trenches of the archipelago.
All being considered, the Bahamas are actually a great destination for snorkeling and family diving, due to the pleasant reefs, array of marine life, and great underwater visibility. It’s also why freediving is growing in popularity here.