Grand Bahama SCUBA Conditions and Forecast: September 2014

Theo’s wreck is a popular wreck drive for divers in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: UNEXSO.
Theo’s wreck is a popular wreck drive for divers in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: UNEXSO.

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ater temperature is still in the seasonal high 84-86°F. This is a slow month with the chance of catching few morning trips with just few divers on the boat.

It is the month I recommend some of our signature dives on the wrecks. Two major ones are Theo’s wreck, a 238-foot long cement freighter sunk by UNEXSO in October 1982 in about 100 feet of water and Sea Star, a 168-foot long ship sunk by UNEXSO in April 2002, which rests between 75 feet and 95 feet of water.

Theo’s wreck is a popular wreck drive for divers in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: UNEXSO.
Theo’s wreck is a popular wreck drive for divers in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: UNEXSO.

As artificial reefs, they present abundant marine life, with resident eels, schools of jacks, Atlantic spade fish, school masters and occasional sharks and rays.

Together with these major wrecks, Grand Bahama also offers smaller wrecks in all depths and conditions, from the Badger tug boat, sunk in 45 feet of water in place of the original Papa Doc, or the Laura, another tug boat in about 60 feet of water, to the Etheridge wreck, used originally to film the movie Halloween.

At this time of the year it’s easy to find goliath groupers hidden in some of the compartments looking for an easy meal on juvenile fish using the wrecks as shelter.

PHOTOS (captions for both photos): Theo’s wreck is a popular wreck drive for divers in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: UNEXSO.

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