Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, boasts excellent nightlife, shopping and relaxation opportunities, and a perfect tropical climate that makes it a great vacation place for some scuba diving in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The reefs in the waters surrounding the city of Nassau are perfect for practicing diving skills learnt at the many excellent dive schools in the area, and there is also plenty of opportunity to catch some wonderful marine life and some great photo opportunities. All travelers taking delight in vacations in this part of Caribbean should check out the challenging dives, great coral and plenty of wrecks in the area that make Nassau a great dive spot in the Bahamas for everyone. With dives suitable for all abilities, there's plenty going on in the submarine world of Nassau. And, after a hard day's diving, people who vacation in Nassau can be sure of great evening entertainment, food, fun and relaxation, ensuring plenty of energy to do it all again in the morning.
The waters surrounding the Bahamas host the wrecks of plenty of ships that have sunk throughout the ages. There are also reefs and walls which provide spectacular scenery and challenging dives, as well as the opportunity to see some sharks in their natural habitat. Probably the most famous dive site off the coast of Nassau is the wreck used in the James Bond Film Never Say Never Again. There, tourists can dive in one of the most famous sites on Earth and explore the wreck for themselves. The surrounding area is also home to Shark Alley. Divers can test their resolve and diving ability as they come face to face with one of man's greatest enemies - sharks! Some dive schools offer specially tailored shark tours off the coast of Nassau where a specially trained dive master will feed the sharks before giving divers the opportunity to check out the surrounding waters of Stuart Cove.
Others love to head to the Lost Blue Hole, certainly one of Nassau's most interesting dive sites, and a favorite among many regulars. With a massive gap going over 200 feet down into the depths of the ocean, divers can see sharks and plenty of different fish species, as well as eels. There is also the interesting Tongue of the Ocean, which is a trench that divides some of the Bahamas islands. It is a scary 6,000 feet drop through the trench, but boasts a great selection of marine life and colorful coral, sponge and some interesting small shipwrecks. For a good dive, voyagers should check out the Will Laurie Wreck too. Originally, a freight ship that was damaged, the Will Laurie was deliberately sunk and is now home to a variety of fish and other marine life. There are plenty of interesting scuba diving sites in and around Nassau, so all tourists are advised to check with the many dive schools for the best itineraries.
After a long day's diving and some scary shark experiences, many divers will return to their hotels and vacation accommodations in Nassau City. All inclusive resorts are the easiest way to enjoy a scuba diving vacation in Bahamas, with meals on tap. Some good accommodation choices are the all inclusive Paradise Island Harbor Resort or the Sandals Royal Bahamian. Others who wish to remain close to the water can try the British Colonial Hilton, the Marley Resort and Spa, or the exclusive One and Only Ocean Club. Others may wish for a quieter and secluded vacation experience, and can check out the small Graycliff Hotel for an intimate experience, or perhaps the Paradise Island Beach Club, which is situated on its own stretch of secluded beach. Of course, there is available the Harborside Resort at Atlantis, arguably the most recognizable and sought after luxury resort in Nassau. Overall, Nassau is an ideal place for a diving vacation, with plenty of facilities, excellent accommodation, and great dive sites throughout the area offering a complete holiday experience.
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