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Oct - Jun

12 Nights

Pelagic

From £5655

Bahamas Extravaganza

The Bahamas is an old-time favourite diving destination in the Caribbean especially if you enjoy diving with sharks as seen on David Attenborough’s Blue Planet series.

Tour Price

  • Price from £5655 per person
  • Deposit: £1845 at the time of booking
  • Single Supplement: Available upon request

Additional Information

Diving in the Bahamas is quite exciting, especially if you are a pelagic lover. Most dive operators and liveaboards offer the famous shark dive where you will be surrounded by hundreds of sharks! The outer reefs are very pristine. When you are on a liveaboard, most routes take you around The Exumas where you will also find colourful walls and massive schools of fish.

The Bahamas enjoy the protection of the third largest barrier reef in the world. Soft corals crowd the shallow reef tops, their fronds swaying back and forth in the gentle surge. Walls of hard corals are adorned by colourful sponges from a buttress to the deeper ocean.

The presence of wrecks has always acted as an irresistible lure for scuba divers and the shallow waters of the Bahamas are littered with the wrecks of vessels and some of these you will recognise from some Hollywood films.

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Itinerary Overview

Let the adventure of a lifetime begin! This special itinerary will allow you to enjoy the beautiful Exuma reefs and then explore the Bahamian southern islands.

Your direct flight will depart from London Heathrow on a Saturday at 11:05 arriving Nassau at 15:25. On arrival you will be transferred to the Aqua Cat Liveaboard and shown to your cabin.

Onboard the Aqua Cat luxury accommodation awaits you! The Aqua Cat was constructed in 2001 and specifically built for divers due to its ample space and great diving facilities. She offers 7 night itineraries and departs from Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island each week for a fun and relaxing journey around the Bahamas.

Perfect for newbies or seasoned pros looking for a chilled week of diving amongst some beautiful reefs and island views. You can learn to dive on-board as well. You can enjoy fantastic food, plenty of non-diving excursions.

Let’s get diving. From day 2 to day 7 you will visit the remote islands of the Exumas, especially the Land and Sea Park, the most pristine area in all the Bahamas.

On this trip there will be no crowds, no set itineraries, just sit back, relax and choose from an incredible variety dive sites and experiences including shark dives, blue holes, swift drifts, walls and reefs at all depths.

You’ll log up to 26 dives in one week and each will be unique and unforgettable!

Another flight, another island and a totally different diving experience!

After disembarking the Aqua Cat you will be transferred to the airport. There may be a little waiting around but it will be worth it! Your domestic flight departs Nassau at 14:15 and Long Island at 15:10. On landing on the island airstrip you will be met by a member of the Stella Maris Resort Club and transferred to your home for the next 5 nights.

Stella Maris Resort is a friendly plantation style island hotel offering a wide range of tropical Bahamas holiday rentals and accommodations. Situated off the beaten track, guests can take full advantage of panoramic ocean view rooms or idyllic 4-bedroom water and beach front bungalows. Some rooms offer a private pool providing the perfect Bahamas getaway for leisure travellers, families and divers alike. The resort’s dive centre offers diving to suit beginners right through to advance thrill seekers, here you can find it all with an abundance of reef fish, rays and rock fish, grey tip reef sharks, an occasional bull shark, nurse sharks and hammerheads, this experience is out of this world!

Enjoy 3 days diving 2 dives a day

Stella Maris Marina offers an incredible variety of diving, from hundreds of coral head and reef sites on the northwest lee side of Long Island to some 15 miles of explored northeast Atlantic locations on the daily basis. Resort courses are also available.

The lee is mostly calm, with little or no current; most sites afford a 'fixed' bottom, making for easy and safe dive planning and orientation. The Atlantic shelves and reefs are dramatic, with vast areas of incredible antler and other large-growth coral fields. The water here seems bluer, the fish bigger, and underwater scenery wilder. Every dive here provides a feeling of raw adventure and yet, the shore isn't far away.

Today is a day to explore the island.

Long Island will keep you entertained on your dry day. If you want to stay at sea, then a you can have a lazy day on the beautiful white sandy beach just in front of the resort.

Columbus Monument is worth a visit! The Columbus point is located on the top of jaded white rocky cliffs and is the second highest point in the Bahamas and is surely one of the most breath taking locations on the island.

Sadly, it’s time to head back to the UK

You will be transferred to the airport and you will fly Long Island at 15:30 to Nassau arriving at 16:25.

The international flight back to the UK departs Nassau at 21:50 and flies directly into Heathrow landing at 11:25 the next morning.

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