Grand Bahama Dive Forecast – November 2011

Sunlight beams through the clear waters of Ben’s Cavern on Grand Bahama Island. PHOTO CREDIT: AREK PERS

The hurricane season is nearly over. The last few storms of October have left a very clean reef, outstanding visibility and clear Bahamian blue water. The ocean is still 80 degrees and divers are enjoying a month of warm water and soothing breezes. This is the month when the spectacular sun rays pierce through the water at Ben’s Cavern and Owl Hole, creating dancing rainbows on the entrance rocks and interesting photo opportunities.

Cavern tours are offered on the island through specialized cavern guides. Experience in cavern diving is not necessary. The divers are recommended to be certified divers with at least 20 dives preferably with the Advanced Open Water certification. But it is not a must. If you ever wondered about the underground world and it’s well kept secrets, you can sign up for one of these dives with the local dive stores. If you prefer more traditional diving, then sign up for one of the many reef dives going out daily, which range from deep wrecks to shallow colorful reefs.

FORECAST BY: Cristina Zenato, Dive Department Supervisor
The International Underwater Explorer’s Society, Ltd. (UNEXSO)
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
(242) 373-1244 or (800) 992-DIVE