The variety of islands in the Bahamas provides a variety of diving experiences, with coral reefs like Lobsters and Stingray, Dog Rocks, Wax Cut Drift and Amberjack Reef, blue holes, tunnels with beautiful coral formations, caves, and walls 30 to 70 meters deep where schools of jacks, spotted eagle rays and occasionally sharks can be found. One of the most popular diving sites in the Bahamas is in the coast of Andros Island where the third biggest reef barrier (after Australia and Mexico) can be explored along with big variety of tropical fish. Also worth of notice is Freeport, in the Grand Bahamas island, the Abacus island, the Berry islands, San Salvador (near Long Island and Rum Cay) and Exuma, known for its amazing blue holes like Angelfish Blue Hole and Crab Cay Crevasse which have more fish than the average blue hole. These blue holes are a singularity of the Bahamas, a circular depression of 24 to 30 meters deep along the exterior breakwaters. Inside the opening, divers will be able to find schools of fish, groupers and Caribbean reef sharks.
The Bahamas, or the Bahamas islands, are a nation of the Caribbean, with the Atlantic ocean on the northeast and the Caribbean Sea on the southwest. The closest territories are the Turks British colony and Caicos to the southeast, the USA to the northwest, Cuba to the southwest and Haiti to the southeast. Its capital is Nassau, in New Providence, and its biggest island is Andros, in the archipelago's southwest. In the island of New Providence lives about two thirds of the entire Bahamian population. Other important islands are Grand Bahamas to the north and Inagua to the south. The Bahamas have a semi-tropical and moderate climate from the hot Golf stream waters, with frequent hurricanes and tropical storms between May and October. The temperature in winter varies between the 25 °C at night and the 32°C during the day.
To enter the Bahamas a passport or visa may be needed, depending on the country you come from and the purpose for your visit to the Bahamas (leisure, work or study). Citizens of the USA will need a valid passport while citizens of Canada may enter without passport, and will instead need a birth certificate along with another document like driver's license. the citizens of other countries must have a passport as visas are only required for stays over 30 days long. All visitors must have a round-trip ticket as well as proof of financial means for the stay. For more informations about documentation, please contact your travel agent or your city's Consulate.
There are no mandatory vaccinations to travel to the Bahamas, although it is recommended that these vaccinations are up-to-date: hepatitis A, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis B, rabies, measles, malaria, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus. Tourists over one year of age will have to show the International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever. For more information, consult your doctor or the Australian Embassy.
The Bahamian time zone is the EST (UTC -5) and the EDT (UTC -4), changing to DST in summer.
As for communications, the Bahamas have a modern telecommunications network, with public phones in the main urban centers. It is possible to use your own cellphone through your country's roaming service, or by acquiring a prepaid card in BaTelCo stores. You can also easily access the internet, available in cybercafés, bars, hotels and libraries.
In the Bahamas, electricity is 120 volts by 60 Hz. The plugs and sockets are the North American type, with two and three parallel pins.
As many former British colonies, the Bahamians drive on the left. Also, accommodations can be quite expensive in the Bahamas and there is virtually no backpacker/hostel-type lodging. The cheapest hotels start at around US$ 70.
Which are the best scuba diving locations in Bahamas? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Bahamas, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.
Which locations in Bahamas have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Bahamas and for each location a list of underwater photos.
Which marine species can I observe in Bahamas? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.
Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Bahamas? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Bahamas.
Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Bahamas? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Bahamas. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.
Which liveaboard can I dive with in Bahamas? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Bahamas. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.
Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Bahamas? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Bahamas. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.