Just imagine lying underneath a clear sky as you relax on a white sand beach, caressed by flowing ocean breezes in the shade of a palm tree as turquoise waves flow on the shore. It can't get much better than that on a vacation and you can have this kind of vacation when you visit the Bahamas. With flip-flops in hand, you'll stroll the shops, enjoy a tropical beverage, dance to Calypso beats, swim, get a tan, and enjoy yourself.
If you decide you're in for a little adventure, you're also in luck as a scuba diving expedition can provide you will a thrilling underwater experience. As you look across the blue ocean water that surrounds the more than 700 islands that make up this tropical destination, you'll realize there's no way you can know just what is happening under the surface until you get there for your own underwater adventure. The 130-mile live coral reef in the waters here is the third largest living thing on the planet. Tropical fish, sea mammals, crustaceans, anemone, and brilliantly colored plants offer incredible photographs at every turn.
Learning To Scuba Dive
You don't have to already know how to scuba dive when you visit this tropical local. You can still enjoy a Bahamas scuba adventure by signing up for training and certification classes when you arrive. You will learn everything you need to know in these small and informative classes to earn a certification and have a great time during the process. With a basic certification, you won't be ready for deep sea diving, but you'll know enough to gear up and head into the water.
This vacation destination offers the perfect place for beginners to learn. The coral reef grows from 3 feet to 35 feet from the surface of the water, so you don't have to go too far or deep to see some amazing sights. The instructors and guides from your certification class will help you have the best experience possible as you jump into the water for a thrilling Bahamas scuba adventure.
If you think a scuba diving encounter sounds exciting, you'll also love adding in an underwater sub adventure to your list of vacation things to do. An underwater bubble sub drives like a motorcycle as you follow behind in a partial bubble. It is so much fun and since you're fed a constant supply of air, there's nowhere you can't go with your underwater bubble sub.
You can explore the bright coral, chase after a huge striped marlin, or go on a lobster round up in a sub. The clear water offers the ideal opportunity to explore the gorgeous sea walls and reefs, sunken ships and airplanes, and the numerous underwater residents, especially in the area around Stuart's Cove. Your underwater camera will be working overtime as you'll be constantly snapping pictures of the astounding sights.
Local Underwater Residents
While most people seem to think of the New England area of the United States when they think about lobsters, these hard shelled creatures also live in the tropical waters of the islands. You'll also see a rainbow of thousands of tropical fish along with sharks, goatfish, anemone, crabs, starfish, angelfish, grouper, snapper, dolphins, and more, including the possibility of seeing sea turtles, humpback whales, and great blue whales. Just imagine showing that picture to your friends.
While daytime diving provides an awesome adventure, for the ultimate underwater experience, consider going on a night dive. Everything is different underwater at night. With underwater lights, you'll see different fish and sea life, providing you with a whole different experience, even when diving in the same daytime spot.
With a Bahamas scuba package for every budget, this is one vacation that will be hard to beat, as you'll label your pictures, "The Best Vacation Ever!"