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Published by The Scuba Place, 2018-06-12 05:46:03

The Bahamas with Frogfish Photography : March 2019

THE SCUBA PLACE
THE BAHAMAS
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BAHAMAS
A colourful and engaging nation, the Bahamas are so much more than a long strip of hundreds of islands, islets and cays - It is a a vibrant and enchanting nation with a gorgeous selection of strikingly beautiful beach resorts, deserted coves, secluded beaches and amazing diving. Majestic coral reefs, historic shipwrecks, spectacular walls, mysterious caverns and intriguing blue holes are all just waiting to be explored during your scuba diving holiday in the Bahamas, whilst the impressive array of tropical marine life will simply take your breath away. Swim with dolphins, sharks and schools of tropical fish such as Nassau groupers, blue-green parrot fish, flounders, butterfly fish and angel fish, amongst majestic coral gardens bursting with colour.
Depending on where you dive in the Bahamas, you are likely to see a myriad of other sea creatures on your journey, including eagle rays, loggerhead turtles, eels, shrimps, spiny lobsters, octopus, sea anemones and many more. The diversity is incredible and truly unforgettable, due to the fact that the Bahamas is protected by the magnificent Andros Island barrier reef, which, at over 140 miles long, is the third largest barrier reef in the world after Australia's Great Barrier and Central America's Belize Barrier Reef.
Discover this awe-inspiring underwater world for yourself, choosing from hundreds of fascinating dive sites off main islands such as Grand Bahama Island and Paradise Island, or the famous Out Islands such as Andros Island and Eleuthera. This is just a handful of the most popular diving sites and spots you can explore in one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. As you would expect, there is an excellent choice of dive centres in the Bahamas, with experienced staff on hand to give you all the training, assistance and equipment you require. Full of wonder and challenges, scuba diving in the Bahamas is just one big adventure in paradise – and a must for the serious diver.
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NASSAU
The crystal clear Atlantic waters surrounding Nassau offer excellent visibility, and marine life is diverse and plentiful. One of the best dives sites to observe a myriad of sea creatures is Tongue of the Ocean or ‘6000 Foot Wall', a deep oceanic trench that features a network of walls that extend for hundreds of miles across the Bahamas, with drop-offs that plunge almost vertically over a mile to the sea floor. Here you will find eagle rays, stingrays, loggerhead turtles, moray eels, shrimps, spiny lobsters, octopus, reef sharks, nurse sharks and sea anemones, as well as hundreds of tropical fish and other fish species such as Nassau groupers, jacks and snapper. The pristine coral reefs and gardens are a particularly beautiful sight to behold, with their vibrant colours and combinations of hard and soft species. Purple sea fans and giant purple tube sponges, rare black coral, red gorgonians, brain coral, stag horn coral and elkhorn coral are just a small selection, many of which thrive on wrecks in shallow waters.
One of the most popular and unique dive sites off the coast of Nassau is the Lost Blue Hole. This natural underwater sinkhole measures approximately 100 feet wide and almost 200 feet deep, and hosts an exciting array of marine life. Nassau is also renowned for its exciting shark encounters, which take place around three main dive locations: Shark Wall, Shark Arena and Shark Runway. Large numbers of wild Caribbean reef sharks are frequently spotted during these trips, and divers can get extremely close if they dare.
Discover A large number of interesting and mysterious ship wrecks lie scattered in the Bahamian waters; some which have met their doom upon the reefs and some which have been sunk deliberately to act as barrier reefs. Many of these provide homes for a plethora of marine life and make exciting underwater playgrounds for divers.
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Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the United States, located just 50 miles off Florida’s coast with miles of pristine beaches and just a short hop from Nassau.
Bimini has become know as one of the best places on earth to encounter the Great Hammerhead Shark. Safaris to see these elusive creatures run from a limited time every year in December through April.
The best dive sites are found in the south and there is something to suit every skill level. The Bimini Wall, also known as the Bimini Road, plunges 4,000 feet beneath the waves. Perfectly cut steps underwater are believed to be remnants of the road to long-lost city of Atlantis.
Wrecks include a number of sunken Spanish galleons, a WWI freighter wreck, and the battered concrete hull of The Sapona. Mysterious blue holes created thousands of years ago sink into the limestone. And in caverns like Little Cavern's Reef, you find popcorn-shaped coral heads lining the sandy bottom. Reefs ranging from 18-80 feet are waiting for you to explore, and are full of every kind of marine life. The best dives find dolphins, loggerhead turtles and sharks.
BIMINI
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COMFORT SUITES
The Comfort Suites Hotel, Paradise Island, is the perfect place to explore the wonders of the Bahamas. Enjoy the tropical gardens and pool with a swim up bar or dine in the indoor- outdoor garden restaurant and bar. The resort's guest rooms are both spacious and comfortable.
Comfort Suites offer guests great value in a beautiful location, with tropical gardens and a swimming pool. The resort is ideal for exploring Paradise Island and Nassau, connected to by two bridges.
Guest accommodation at Comfort suites is spacious, fresh and comfortable. Facilities include a king size bed, a living and sitting area with sofa bed, cable or satellite TV and in-room mini bar.
Guests can use all the amazing facilities of the Atlantis resort, including the swimming pools, private beach, magnificent waterscapes, lazy river, water slides and health spa.
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BIMINI BIG GAME CLUB RESORT
The resort offers the best of the Bahamas whether you are taking a break from a fast paced lifestyle, looking to catch the 1,000lb Blue Marlin or exploring the undersea mysteries of the infamous Bimini Road.
The Bimini Big Game Club Resort is perched seaside with views of tranquil bone fish flats and offshore mangrove islands that make up the small island chain of Bimini. Guest amenities include: a fresh water swimming pool with lounge chairs and hammocks; patio and pool bar; complimentary WIFI, complimentary paddleboards and kayaks; access to a pristine sand beach (3-minute walk) and golf cart rentals.
Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center, located at the Bimini Big Game Club, operates a 60-foot glass bottom dive boat well-suited to accommodate divers, snorkelers and sightseers alike. The "Bimini Blue" sets out daily to explore some of the most beautiful and thrilling dive sites in the Bahamas. The most popular dives include the Great Hammerhead Safari and the Wild Dolphin Safari.
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ITINERARY
FROGFISH PHOTOGRAPHY
THE BAHAMAS - NASSAU SHARKS & BIMINI HAMMERHEADS
10 night itinerary : Sunday 10 March to Wednesday 20 March 2019
TRIP SUMMARY
- Return airfare London Heathrow to Nassau Bahamas
- 5 nights Comfort Suites, Paradise Island Nassau
- 4 days diving with Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas
- Domestic ights between Nassau and Bimini
- 5 nights Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina
- 4 days diving with Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center
- Airport and local transfers ________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRICING
£3595 per person based on double occupancy
£500 non-refundable deposit per person
balance due 12 weeks prior to departure
please review all Booking Conditions here
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FLIGHT DETAILS : for reference only - ights will be published 11 months prior to departure
Sunday 10 March 2019 : British Airways departing : London Heathrow
arriving : Nassau
Friday 15 March 2019 : Western Air
departing : Nassau arriving : Bimini
Wednesday 20 March 2019 : Western Air / British Airways departing : Bimini
arriving : Nassau
departing : Nassau
arriving : London Heathrow (next day) Thursday 21 March 2019
details : economy seating, baggage allowance based on airline selected ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ACCOMMODATION DETAILS :
Comfort Suites Paradise Island : Nassau, Bahamas
check in : Sunday 10 March 2019
check out : Friday 15 March 2019
details : standard room, bed & breakfast basis
DIVING :
Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas : Nassau, Bahamas
details : 4 days with 2 morning boat dives each day plus : one daytime baited shark dive, one night baited shark dive and one 2 tank dusk/night dive on wreck with shark action (full length wetsuit required for shark dives)
[email protected] | 020 7644 8252 | www.comedivewithus.co.uk


ITINERARY
ACCOMMODATION DETAILS :
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina : Bimini, Bahamas check in : Friday 15 March 2019
check out : Wednesday 20 March 2019 details : standard room, room only basis
DIVING :
Bimini Scuba Center : Bimini, Bahamas
details : 4 days with 2 boat dives each day plus private Hammerhead Safari
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OPTIONAL EXTRAS :
airline upgrades : we can arrange for higher class seating and/or extra baggage, please contact us for up to date pricing
Nassau diving extras : rental of full length wetsuit for shark dives £12/day
Bimini diving extras : additional Hammerhead Safari available for £180 if booked in advance, Dolphin Safari to snorkel with super friendly dolphins £100 - great option for the afternoon of the last day! ________________________________________________________________________________ BOOKING DETAILS :
For any questions, upgrades, extras or to book this trip please contact The Scuba Place at [email protected] or 020 7644 8252
Any change in pricing due to ight availability or other circumstances will be disclosed and discussed at time of booking.
Tickets and full travel documentation for group travel will be issued to all passengers 2 weeks prior to departure. All passengers will receive con rmation of their booking and receipt for deposit or any payment immediately after processing along with an ATOL certi cate.
Passenger names as listed on passport, together with passport number and expiry date, date of birth and nationality is required for each passenger travelling before nal documents can be distributed.
Travel and Diving Insurance are mandatory. Please review all Booking Conditions here. Thank you!
John Spencer-Ades
The Scuba Place
Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown Frog sh Photography
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