The largest yet least explored
Covering a vast 5,956 square km, just 48 km west of Nassau and 281 km southeast of Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Andros is the largest and yet least explored island in The Bahamas chain. The peaceful island has some unique features amongst the other islands of The Bahamas; Andros is home to the oldest dive resort in the world, the second-largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, and crystal-clear waters which maintain a year-round temperature of 27C (80F).
The sheltered waters of the reef are 6 to 15 feet deep on average, but eventually drop off into the depths of the Tongue of the Ocean. Geologists think that this area was once a prehistoric riverbed, similar to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.