[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell, it’s September and we find ourselves at the bottom half of the 2015 hurricane season without any mishaps on Grand Bahama Island—KNOCK ON WOOD!
This month we are taking a closer look at our shallow reefs. So many divers have the misconception that unless you are diving deeper than 30 to 40 feet, it’s not worth your bottom time. Au contraire!
If you take the time to slowly work your way around the reefs and rock formations in as little as 15 to 20 feet of water you will be amazed and delightfully surprised at the varied sea life that lives amongst the shallows.
Because this is a depth that you can snorkel, some divers tend to think that it’s just a waste of time. But, oh no! Just think, you started scuba diving because you wanted to breath underwater, and this is the perfect depth to perfect your buoyancy skills!
Also, you can stay almost forever with little or no concerns. This makes the shallow dive the best of both worlds. Time and the variety of life to behold. My personal favorite are the little and sometimes very large rays that I encounter resting on the bottom covered with sand.
There are so many tiny sea creatures to behold. The colors are glorious, and why? All the light shining down on the reef makes for a marvelous kaleidoscope of colors.
So, the next time you have an opportunity to take a dive trip, come to Grand Bahama Island and dive with Sunn Odyssey Divers and let us show you how much there is to see in less than 30 feet of water!