The weather is stable and warm, with ocean temperatures still at 84 degrees, very calm days and a lack of currents on the horizon. Grand Bahama is resting after the busy summer. The variety of dives offered is still available. With fewer divers on the boats, it’s like booking your own private charter. You may also find yourself on a dive boat heading out with extra work in mind. That is the chance to view and participate in a reef protection program while you are diving. Great effort is put forth by UNEXSO in providing a mooring system for all the dive sites on the island that would be available and used by any dive operation. The company has been taking care of the south shore for over 20 years, preventing anchoring and damages on the reef.
Taking advantage of the calm weather and fewer guests on the boats, dive staff may invite you to experience the installation and maintenance of such moorings. These are the dives with the most unique encounters and the most diverse marine life. Turtles, rays, eels, schools of various species of fish, and sharks are some of the creatures you are most likely to see. The dive sites vary according to needs and if you have been diving around Grand Bahama before you may find yourself heading into a totally new site.
If you are interested in various reef sustainability activities, such as lionfish removal, algae clean up, or moorings installation, contact and ask your dive store how you can help while enjoying your dives.
FORECAST BY: Cristina Zenato
Dive Department Supervisor
The International Underwater
Explorer’s Society, Ltd. (UNEXSO)
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
(242) 373-1244 or (800) 992-DIVE