Grand Bahama SCUBA Conditions & Forecast: Nov. 2014

Divers approach Sea Star, a 168 foot long fishing vessel dedicated to dive instructor Kathy O’Brien. Photo provided by UNEXSO.
Divers approach Sea Star, a 168 foot long fishing vessel dedicated to dive instructor Kathy O’Brien. Photo provided by UNEXSO.

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e are very happy to welcome November as the official end of hurricane season. This has been a particularly quiet summer and we are thankful. Water temperature is in the low 80s; sunny and calm days are on the forecast. Visibility has been at its best and we expect it to continue to privilege us with 80 foot-plus as it has been doing.  The first part of November is usually a nice and quiet time. If you like to have few divers on the boats and selection of dive sites, this is the period for you. But even during the busy time of Thanksgiving, rest assured that the boats will have limits on the amount of divers they carry. In November we celebrate the memory and the wonderful life of Kathy O’Brien. Kathy was an instructor who started the project of the sinking of the Sea Star, a 168 foot long fishing vessel, now resting on the ocean floor and dedicated to her memory.

The wreck sunk intact on April 24, 2002 but was rearranged in 2004 after Hurricane Frances to create a unique and diverse dive site.  Today divers can swim through schools of school masters, jacks, find eels and rays hiding in the crevices and niches of the wreck, as well as schools of Bermuda chubs and Atlantic spade fish. Truly a “do not miss” dive while visiting Grand Bahama Island

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