Grand Bahama Scuba Diving Conditions and Forecast: September 2016

There is so much to see in less than 30 feet of water here in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: Sunn Odyssey Divers.
There is so much to see in less than 30 feet of water here in Grand Bahama. PHOTO CREDIT: Sunn Odyssey Divers.

Well, it’s September and we find ourselves in the middle of the 2016 Hurricane season without any mishaps on Grand Bahama Island. That’s a good thing! 

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.

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.  Talk about getting the most of your tank!

Because this is a depth that you can snorkel, some divers tend to think that it’s just a waste of time!  Just think, you started scuba diving because you wanted to breathe underwater, and this is the perfect depth to perfect your buoyancy skills!

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.

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!

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