Bimini Dive Forecast – January 2013

Get your diving “fix” this January exploring Biminis underwater seascape. PHOTO CREDIT: Bimini Big Game Club Resort.

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]anuary in Bimini is fabulous above and below the sea. It’s the dry season so the air is cool and there is very little humidity. The waters around Bimini are absolutely crystal clear. The average visibility is 100 plus feet. On average there is about two to three cold fronts that come through in January causing the air and water temperatures to be much cooler. There is a price to pay for being in the Northern Bahamas. The average daytime air temperature is between 70 and 80 degrees. The average nighttime temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees, perfect weather for an outdoor conch salad. Now the water temperature varies depending on the dive site. The sites located on the shallow banks are the coldest with an average water temperature of 72 degrees. The dive sites on the ocean side average about 77 degrees. A wetsuit is recommended for diving in January; the thickness depends on individual preference. In January, sea life on the reefs is “explosive”, colors are magnificent, and it beats a snow storm in the U.S. Midwest by a long stretch.

Start the New Year off on the right flipper and spend a little time on our island in the Stream.

FORECAST BY: Devito G. Bullard
Neal Watson’s Dive Bimini
Alicetown, Bimini, Bahamas
Dive shop: (242) 347-3391, ext. 216
Cell: (242) 376-6406