Grand Bahama SCUBA Conditions and Forecast: May 2014

Theo’s Wreck is a most impressive wreck to dive at 100 feet. PHOTO CREDIT: Amanda Cotton (provided by UNEXSO).
Theo’s Wreck is a most impressive wreck to dive at 100 feet. PHOTO CREDIT: Amanda Cotton (provided by UNEXSO).

In May, we expect clear days and low humidity. The nights will still be cool and pleasant.

Ocean temperatures are now in the 76 degrees to 78 degree range, air temperatures in the 80s. A long 3mm wetsuit is perfect for a full day of diving.

Turtle mating season is approaching and sea turtle sightings on dives increased in April. There have been reports of turtles on every dive for the last three weeks. Together with the abundant local population of jacks, groupers, schoolmasters, Bermuda chubs, sharks and rays the dive sites offer great opportunities for encounters. Due to the high activity of life on the reef, night dives are on our “favorite of the month” list. Creatures sleeping during the day come out as soon as dusk. The dive light catches a myriad of shiny eyes: lobsters, shrimps, angel and butterfly fish, gobies, and rays.

If doing your first night dive, ask for a shallow wreck. Sea life loves to gather around a small area at night. If you’re an experienced or advanced diver with night dive and wreck experience, request a special Theo’s Wreck night dive—a deeper dive, but a delight for the experienced and advanced diver.

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