[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith this being our last dive forecast for 2015, we want to thank all of those who visited Abaco this year and went diving and/or snorkeling with us. This has been a good year and we have enjoyed sharing it with repeat guests, as well as meeting many new ones. Once again, nature looked favorably upon Abaco and no hurricanes impacted us.
December weather is forecasted to be clear, dry and sunny with air temperatures ranging from a cool 68° F at night to a warm 80° F during the day. Delightful!
Diving is expected to be outstanding. With no algae growth this summer, visibility remains amazingly clear. But, it is time to add an extra layer of thermal protection. A 3 mm wetsuit is recommended as water temperature cools to 76° F. Because winter brings the possibility of cold fronts traveling down from the northeast, winter diving weather can be predictable. If a front blows through, it is usually gone in a day or two and diving on the reef resumes as normal. Should windy weather prevent us from boat diving, we also have drift and blue hole diving accessible by land transportation.
If you are a novice or experienced diver, you will enjoy the diversity of dive sites and marine life Abaco offers. This time of year provides for frequent encounters with eagle rays, sharks and turtles and, of course, an abundance of tropical fish that reside in and around our unique coral formations.
Not a certified diver yet, but love the water and want to learn? There are opportunities for all levels of experience. You can snorkel, participate in a short introductory pool lesson followed by an open water dive— or take a SCUBA certification course. If you want to get wet and dive in, there’s no reason not to.
Where ever you choose to spend the holidays, please know we are sending warm Bahamian smiles your way.