Bimini Scuba Diving Conditions and Forecast: July 2016

July is a great month for diving with spotted dolphin that frequent Bimini waters. PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Frink for Neal Watson's Bimini Scuba Center.
July is a great month for diving with spotted dolphin that frequent Bimini waters. PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Frink for Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center.

With summer in full swing this month, the diving conditions couldn’t be better.  Our mild southeast prevailing winds keep the conditions calm and clear almost all month.  Afternoon showers become frequent, but usually blow by as quickly as they appear.  Conditions off North Bimini near the shore have cleared up, and sites like the Kinks and Little Caverns have been great lately.  North of North Rock, on the dolphin grounds, the water and encounters have been stellar.

Big loggerhead turtles can be seen mating all over the reefs of Bimini, as well as nesting on the beaches in the evenings and early morning.  In the summer months these marine reptiles aren’t shy. Often swimming right up to our divers, and spending over a half a dive with us is not uncommon. In addition to loggerheads, we are seeing an increased number of green and hawksbill turtles as well.  July continues to provide ample amounts of reef and blacknose sharks across the reefs, even more at sites like Tuna Alley and Victory Reef off Cat Cay.

The star of July is almost always the Atlantic spotted dolphins.  They have been amazingly cooperative and playful of late, and we anticipate this to continue into July.  With encounters lasting nearly an hour late in the afternoon, this exciting and interactive experience is not to be missed!  Whether you boat, fly, or take a jet ski, get over to Bimini, and enjoy the perfect water and conditions July is sure to provide.

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