Grand Bahama SCUBA Diving Conditions and Forecast: January 2016

Come see a seahorse in person! PHOTO CREDIT: John Sear (John Sear) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Come see a seahorse in person! PHOTO CREDIT: John Sear (John Sear) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
[dropcap]D[/dropcap]id someone say January? Grand Bahama can be plagued with a mean Northeastern wind that can come howling in bringing with it wicked winds and rough seas. What, no boat diving today? Well I might as well go home. Nooooooooooo! We can explore some of the many manmade canals on the island!

What? You only want to do crystal clear ocean dives? You have become such a “princess”. You go diving to see what is down there and you say, “Well, there’s nothing in the canals but limited visibility.” Do you know that first of all the only jellyfish in the world that swims upside down is found in the canals on Grand Bahama Island? They were studied many years ago by world famous Jacque Cousteau.

Also, you will find the largest measled, dusty and banded cowries we have ever seen, not to mention the most gorgeous flaming scallops! If all the before mentioned species haven’t enticed you to join us on one of these explorations of these many, many canals, I left the best for last.

Have you ever seen a seahorse in person? Well, we have many, many seahorses in our canals; from tiny ones to some that are almost 10 inches. I have a story about how we discovered these amazing little creatures, but that is for another article. Stay tuned, and if you have a chance, come to Grand Bahama for some not so typical diving.

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