Bahamas scuba diving – the best in the world
Here in The Bahamas, we’re proud to have some of the best reef diving on our beautiful blue planet. A coral reef is never far away as you dive; Bahamas reefs stretch for miles underwater. The eastern seaboard of Andros forms the second largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, and the third largest in the world. But that’s not all - there are hundreds of miles featuring pristine technicolor reefs all around our paradise of islands. In The Bahamas, Scuba diving can allow you get close to some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet.
Know your reef features
The more you know about what you’re looking at on a reef, the more fun you’ll have on your Bahamas diving adventure. So here’s a quick taster:
Pinnacles– these are large, tower shaped coral heads.
Spurs – these are beautiful narrow ridges of coral, separated by sand channels that always form in ridges perpendicular to the shore.
Canyons – slices in the coral reef, usually bisecting the wall or drop-off, and always good fun to explore.
Tunnels – sometimes known as swim-throughs, ravines or crevices, tunnels are large holes running through the reef.
Chimneys – another great feature of reefs in the Bahamas, scuba diving can be especially fun in these. Chimneys are narrow tunnels running vertically up through the edge of the reef.
Shelf – this is where the shallows end, and the deep water begins.
Walls or drop-offs – the reef forming the edge of the continental ‘shelf’, above.
Sand chutes – these are deep gullies that connect the sand above the reef to the depths below, cutting the wall vertically.
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