Bahamas

Bahamas Abaco Island © The Islands of the Bahamas

Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
December to April c. 20°C / May to August 31°C
Ideal Season - 
Year Round
Visibility - 
24 - 30 metres
Air Temperature - 
20°C to 30°C
The stunning Bahamas, with its white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise waters, is an island chain of over 700 coral Islands and cays. It is not, as many people think, part of the Caribbean but a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

The island chain of the Bahamas is just 50 miles from the Florida coast and and lies north east of Cuba in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Islands stretch more than 700km from west to east, with only about 30 of the larger islands being inhabited.  The capital city is Nassau which is located on New Providence Island and other Islands include Grand Bahama, Andros, Cat Island, San Salvador, Abaco and Eleuthera.

Discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492 and colonised by the British in 1718, the Bahamas is part of the Commonwealth and has a rich and colourful history with it's culture, beliefs and tradition intertwined with folklore and legend. Cuisine varies between the many islands with festivals celebrating traditional crops or food happening throughout the year. George Washington once described the Bahamas as the 'Isles of Perpetual June' and it's easy to see why with a tropical climate and 300 days of sunshine per annum. 

The Bahamas is best known for it's stunning clear waters and pristine beaches. The beautiful blue waters offer a visual treat for divers with blue holes, caves, steep drop-offs, sunken Spanish galleons and of course, thrilling shark diving to get your adrenaline pumping. The third largest barrier reef in the world (over 190 miles long) can also be found here and attracts snorkellers as well as divers. Year round water temperatures average 27 degrees celsius and the excellent visibility throughout will make you want to jump in and explore! There are many other pursuits to be enjoyed here with world class golf courses, kite surfing, fishing, kayaking, under water animal interraction and island hopping the most popular.  

Images are © The Islands of the Bahamas

Liveaboards

Carib Dancer SaloonQuad cabin on the Carib DancerTwin/double cabin Carib Dancer

The Carib Dancer is a purpose built 30m yacht that can take up to 14 divers on 7 day adventures to the visually rich Exumas and exhilarating Tiger Beach.

Departing every Saturday from Nassau, the Carib Dancer takes you into one of the world's largest marine parks (176 sq miles) where you can dive along dramatic walls and colourful coral reefs, into enormous caves and come face to face with underwater predators and fish life. 

 

Key Facts
  • 14 guests in 5 deluxe staterooms and 1 quad stateroom

  • 14 crew

  • Large saloon with comfortable seating area, TV/DVD combination, bar and small library.

  • Large sundeck with outside bar and hot tub on the upper deck.

  • Large dive platform offering plenty of space for divers. Rental equipment and nitrox also available.

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Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

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