Diving in Grand Bahama

The second most populated island of the Bahamas and one of the most popular travel destinations is Grand Bahama Island. The departure port for most liveaboards is the main city of Freeport. Visiting this diving spot is a life-changing experience. Avoid traveling during the summer months, as you will find extremely hot weather, as well as hurricanes. The best time to dive in the Bahamas is between October and June when the weather is warm and less rainy. Diving in Grand Bahama is suitable and recommendable for both beginners and expert divers. This beautiful site is well known for its shallow wrecks and areas with colorful reefs, which are perfect for the more inexperienced divers. Advanced divers can experience the exciting and world-famous shark diving, where you will encounter impressive Tiger Sharks, Nurse Sharks, and even Hammerheads, to name a few. Wall diving is also a great way to experience marine life in Grand Bahama. This island has miles of amazing underwater cave systems ready to be explored and perfect for the more adventurous, technical divers. There are many different accommodations to choose from. You can stay at one of the many beachside resorts, or make the most out of your trip on a liveaboard. Dive into the crystalline waters of Grand Bahama and encounter friendly dolphins and beautiful coral gardens.

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Wildlife in Grand Bahama

Diving in Grand Bahama is a guaranteed and thrilling adventure. This island is best known for its shark encounters, which include different types of sharks like the reef, nurse, hammerhead, and tiger sharks, to name a few. Photographers from all over the world gather in Tiger Beach, from October to January, to see mesmerizing tiger sharks. You will have an unforgettable experience as you dive and snorkel with wild but playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Head to Littlehale’s Lair, where you’ll find two small coral caverns and even swim through one of them. The Bahamas’ marine life also includes an array of sea turtles, colorful Caribbean reef fish, and the large Nassau grouper.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Lemon Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Lemon Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish

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