Cliffs beneath the waves
Don’t be fooled by our wonderfully flat islands! Beneath those irresistible blue waters lie plunging marine valleys, some feeling as deep and dramatic as the Grand Canyon when you dive. Bahamas shallows meet the valleys in many places. Where they do – known to divers as drop-offs or walls – you’ll discover a cliff face teeming with life. And the joy as a diver is that it literally changes before your eyes every foot that you descend. Believe us, you’ll savour every inch of your Bahamas diving experience as you go down.
These spellbinding walls can run for hundreds of miles below the waters of the Bahamas, diving down and often plunging thousands of feet. Along these vertical escarpments, as you dive, Bahamas marine-life will surround you and you’ll encounter beautiful tube sponges, a rainbow of hard corals, enchanted hanging algae and ethereal angelfish. Great big groupers, turtles, billfish and tuna are all usually on patrol, and it’s not uncommon to see sweeping eagle rays, or even hammerhead, tiger and silky sharks out sniffing for their prey.