Scuba diving in Andros Island

Scuba diving in: Andros Island


Scuba diving in Andros Island, Bahamas

Andros Island is a great destination for scuba diving enthusiasts due to its crystal-clear waters and abundance of marine life. It's the largest of the Bahamian islands and has plenty of opportunities for diving, from beginner to advanced levels.

Best scuba diving spots for experienced divers:
  1. The Wall - located on the east coast, it features a drop-off that goes down to 6,000 feet, with strong currents and impressive coral formations.
  2. The Blue Hole - a circular sinkhole that drops down to 200 feet, known for its intricate cave formations and clear waters.
  3. The Caves - located on the west coast, these underwater caves are great for exploration and feature unique rock formations.

Best scuba diving spots for beginners:
  1. The Reef - a shallow dive with a depth of 30-40 feet, featuring colorful corals and an array of fish species.
  2. The Tongue of the Ocean - a deeper dive with a depth of 60-80 feet, known for its crystal-clear waters and visibility.

Marine life:
Andros Island is home to a variety of marine life, including dolphins, sea turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, and an abundance of fish species such as grouper, snapper, and parrotfish.

Dive conditions:
The water temperature ranges from 75-80°F (24-27°C) year-round, with visibility up to 100 feet (30 meters) on clear days. The currents can be strong, especially around The Wall, and visibility can be affected by weather conditions.

The cost of scuba diving in Andros Island can vary depending on the dive shop and the type of dive. Expect to pay around $80-150 for a single dive, with package deals available for multiple dives.

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