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The Abacos
Marsh Harbor/Green Turtle Cay/Walkers Cay

Bahamas, Bahamas scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, diving, scuba dive.  Come to the Bahamas..... Often referred to as the "Top of The Bahamas," the Abacos are an elbow­shaped span of islands and cays that stretch from Walker's Cay in the north to the southeast tip of Great Abaco-a distance of more than 130 miles. The Abaco chain is comprised of two main islands, Great and Little Abaco, and dozens of cays that form a bordering fringe of islets.

MARSH HARBOUR

Marsh Harbour, on the island of Great Abaco, is the third largest town in The Bahamas. The 120 foot, candy­striped Elbow Cay Lighthouse is probably the most photographed landmark in The Bahamas. The extensive shoreline of Great Abaco includes many areas of shallow banks, supporting protected patch reefs and fringing reefs. To the north and east is a lengthy barrier reef just beyond the many offshore islets. The diving area is best known for its easy shallow sites and an extensive array of undersea life owing, in part, to the protection of a marine park covering much of the area. There is also an unusual abundance of Pillar Coral at many poQuiar reef sites.

Bahamas, Bahamas scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, diving, scuba dive.  Come to the Bahamas..... Top dive sites include The Towers, with huge coral pinnacles, 60 feet tall, pierced with tunnels and caven Grouper Alley, with numerous tunnels that cut throu and beneath a monstrous coral head in 40 foot deptl Wayne's World, a tour of the outside of the barrier reef in 70 feet of water; and The Cathedral, a huge cavern where shafts of sunlight dance on the floor.

 

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ABACO BEACH RESORT DIVE CENTRE

  • Daily Reef Dives: 2 tank am, 1 tank pm, night dives on request.
  • Staff: 4 total with 3 instructors
  • Boats/capacity: 1 36' boat carrying 20 passengers
  • Retail store: Sells gear, accessories. 25 sets of rental gear.
  • Nitrox available, Cave Diving, Deep Diving, Blue Hole Diving
  • Special note: Air-inclusive packages available. Storage available for personal dive equipment. Personalized services for novices.
  • Package with:Abaco Beach Hotel and other hotels on island.
  • Certification and training through PADI, YMCA, ANDI, NASDS, CMAS,
  • Two hour "CRASH COURSE IN SCUBA" for First Timers.
  • German Translation

WWW site - http://www.greatabaco.com

E-Mail - alpinead@idt.net

Travel Arrangements (800) 838-4189

Group tours 770-287-7777

General Information (800) 838-4189

Dive Centre - Phone (242) 367-4646 FAX (243) 367-4646

Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

 

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DIVE'S DOWN AT TREASURE CAY

  • Years in operation: 4
  • Daily Dives: 2 tank am, 1 tank pm, night dives available
  • Staff: 3 with 1 instructor
  • Agency affiliation: PADI, NAUI
  • Boats/capacity: 2 boats, 25' and 26' carrying up to 12 divers
  • Retail store: Sells snorkel and dive gear, swimwear, T shirts, 10 sets of rental gear Special note: All day island hopping - dive snorkel trips available, 10 rental boats for private island exploration, golf cart rentals
  • Package with: Harbour House at Treasure Cay ( 2 bedroom/2 bath townhouse along with the marina )

(800)327-1584

(954) 525-7711 (242) 365-8465 - FAX (242) 365-8508

Treasure Cay Services

2302 S Federal Hwy

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316-3949

 

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DIVE ABACO

  • Years in operation: 17
  • Daily Dives: 1 or 2 tank am
  • Staff: 4 with 2 instructors
  • Agency affiliation: PADI, CMAS, ANDI, and NSS.
  • Boats/capacity: 1 boat carrying 12 divers
  • Retail store: Sells snorkel gear, accessories. 35 sets of rental gear.
  • Special note: Small operation catering to small groups of divers and snorkelers.
  • Package with: Lofty Fig Villas, Abaco Towns by the Sea, Conch Inn (on property)

(800) 247-5338 (305) 895-2825 (242) 367-2787 (ph/fax)

P.O. Box AB20555

Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

 

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Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay, the "jewel of the Abacos," lies three miles off the northeast coast of Great Abaco. Three and a half miles long and one­half mile wide, it features an undulating coastline of bays, banks and several long beaches.

The dive sites include Tarpon Reef, with high profile corals providing a home for a school of Tarpon and a huge Green Moray; Coral Caverns, a series of winding caverns filled with clouds of shiny Silversides; the San Jacinto, the wreck of a large steamship that sank in 1865 in 40 feet of water; The Catacombs, a shallow sun­splattered cavern with abundant tropical fish and frequent turtles; and Coral Condos, a large formation of coral heads with cascading plate coral and excellent marine life in 60' water.

 

BRENDAL'S DIVE SHOP I'NTL. ,LTD.

  • Years in operation: 13
  • Daily Dives: 2 tank am, 1 tank pm, night dives available
  • Staff: 3 with 1 instructor
  • Boats/capacity: 1 new custom dive boat carrying 24 passengers; 1 carrying 12 passengers and 2 sailboats
  • Agency affiliation: PADI, SSI, CMAS, NAUI
  • Retail store: Sells gear and accessories. 30 sets of rental gear.
  • Special note: Intro resort courses, full certification and advanced specialties. Individualized trips and all day dive, snorkel, glassbottom and sailing trips to a secluded island with a seafood cookout. Sailboat, windsurf, and bicycle rentals..
  • Package with: Green Turtle Club (on property), Bluff House Hotel and Marina, and Coco Bay Cottages, Littons Cottages, New Plymouth Inn

(800) 780-9941; (954) 467-1133

(242) 365-4411 (ph/fax)

Green Turtle Cay

Abaco Island, Bahamas

WWW site: http://www.brendal.com

E_Mail bahamasinfo@bahamastravelnet.com

 

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Walker's Cay

The northernmost and most isolated outpost of the Abaco Chain, Walker's Cay is well known as a diving and fishing paradise. Although tiny and remote, Walker's Cay provides an atmosphere of exceptional service and casual elegance. The diving, which ·features bank, fringing and patch reefs, also includes drop­offs. Spiral Cavern, in 45 feet of water, is a dramatic dive that features caverns filled with minnows, that wind and meander through huge coral formations. Barracuda Alley, in 45 feet of water, is a beautiful reef formation that is the home of Charlie, a "tame" six foot Barracuda.

A feature attraction at Walker's Cay is the Shark Rodeo. This is an unbelievable feeding demonstration that usually attracts more than 100 sharks and 100 groupers. Shark Canyon is a 90 foot dive drifting through a high profile reef system. A cavern within the canyon often hosts sleeping sharks of various species.

 

WALKER'S CAY UNDERSEA ADVENTURES

  • Years in operation: 23
  • Daily Dives: 2 tank am, 1 tank pm, 2 night dives per week, shark dive three times per week
  • Staff: 6, with 4 instructors
  • Boats/capacity: 2 boats carrying 16 to 25 passengers
  • Retail store: Sells gear, accessories. 15 sets of rental gear.
  • Agency affiliation: PADI, SSI, NAUI,, YMCA.
  • Special note: Offers Bonefishing, deep sea fishing, secluded island picnics, tours of tropical fish hatchery, cookouts for dive groups..
  • Package with: Walker's Cay Hotel and Marina ( on property ).
  • Affiliated with: Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures

PADI Instructor Development Courses offered walkersidc@twofin.com

(800) 327-8150

(954) 462-3400, FAX (954) 462-4100, (242) 352-5252

PO Box 21766 - Ft Lauderdale, FL 33335

WWW site -http://www.nealwatson.com/walkers.htm

E-Mail - nealwatson@aol.com

 

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Spanish Cay

Spanish Cay got its name from the many Spanish galleons rumored to have sunk nearby. Meghan's Mesa features a sandy bottom with magnificent coral structures coming from 40 feet to within two or three feet of the surface. It is noted for its fish life. Wrecker's Reef, the site of ancient shipwrecks, offers huge formations topped with Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals.

 

SPANISH CAY DIVING & WATERSPORTS

  • Years in operation: 2
  • Daily Dives: 2 tank am, 1 tank pm, night dives on request.
  • Staff: 5 with 1 instructors
  • Boats/capacity: 3 boats carrying 12 passengers
  • Agency affiliation: PADI
  • Special note: Retail store sells necessary sundries. 10 sets of rental gear. Private instruction available. Reefs 1/2 mile from shore, waters virtually unseen by sport divers...
  • Package with: The Inn at Spanish Cay

(242) 365-0083 Phone and FAX

P.O. Box 882

Cooperstown, Bahamas

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