The waters of the Bahamas are spectacular even from space, as astronaut Scott Kelly has shown in images captured from the International Space Station. But what’s below the waves is even more beautiful.
The clear, turquoise waters that surround and flow between this group of about 700 atolls and cays, making up the Bahamian islands, are indeed a diver’s paradise.
Here we tend to find a more rugged expanse of rocky outcrops, hard corals and tunnel-like swim- throughs.
There are not many places you can dive were an artificial reef was once the backdrop for a Hollywood film.
The Willaurie has graced both the silver screen and television, as well as featuring in many a dive magazine and article about the Bahamas.
It’s a two-for-one dive with the wreck of the Port Nelson and Bacardi Bar reef awaiting divers off the coast of Nassau, Bahamas.
Weathered by salt water and ocean currents, this atmospheric wreck site offers a backdrop for a reef teeming with fish life.
This small cay is a continuous hub of activity, with a large community of different bird species flying to and fro.
A dive site like this, alive with sharks, rays, turtles, fish and other marine life, is a must.
Starting with the first silent underwater film in 1916, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Nassau’s reefs have been backdrops for many films, spanning several decades.