With underwater formations including blue holes, caves, wrecks, pelagic-filled currents, the third largest barrier reef in the world and the incredibly deep Tongue of the Ocean, Andros has a wide range of dive sites to keep every diver interested.
Beginners will feel comfortable at many of the protected sites of the barrier reef. Advanced divers can explore the walls created by the Tongue of the Ocean as well as the blue holes. Currents in the area range from mild to strong so be sure to consult with a local dive professional before venturing out.
The ability level of the wrecks is based on preference. A few lie within shallow water but only advanced divers should attempt to penetrate the ships’ interiors.
The Bahamas enjoys a hot and sunny climate year-round.
Water temperatures during the summer months (November to May) are around 88°F (31°C). In addition to great topside conditions, November to May is also the best time for shark diving. You’ll find the most Caribbean reef sharks from November-May.
June to October is low season on Andros, however, besides the sometimes stormy weather and the number of sharks present, diving in the Bahamas changes little from month to month.
There are a few options for getting to off-the-beaten-path Andros Island. The first is to charter a flight from Ft Lauderdale to Fresh Creek, Andros.
The second is to fly into Nassau and then take a short flight on one of the daily scheduled flights between the two islands.
The third option is to take one of the ferries that travels between Nassau and Andros Island.