Great Exuma is the largest island in the chain of 365 islands and cays known as “The Exumas”. Hidden gems, the Exumas are ideal for for relaxation with their aqua clear waters, deserted sandy beaches, secluded bays and cool breezes. These islands are one of the most spectacular places in the Bahamas to enjoy the undersea world. Vast beds of undisturbed coral reef teem with brightly colored schools of fish.
For those divers who wish to come to either Nassau or the Exumas prior to your TradeWinds cruise, and either do some recreational diving or perhaps want or need a refresher course, there are many dive operators here to choose from. Here are just a few:
Stuart Cove’s in New Providence www.stuartcove.com/
Dive Exuma in Great Exuma www.dive-exuma.com/
Staniel Cay Divers in Staniel Cay www.stanielcaydivers.com/
Please note: Lycra skin and/or 3-5 millimeter wet suits are recommended. However, your thermal protection should be based on your individual sensitivity and comfort.
Here is a suggested guide:
Jan-March: 3mm or 5mm full suit
April-May: 3mm full suit
June-Aug: No wet suit required
Sept-Oct: 1mm - 3mm wet suit