Eleuthera and Harbour Island have the largest number of natural wrecks in the Bahamas. Most of the shipwrecks like Train Wreck or those at Rock Sound lie within Open Water limits (above 60 feet/18 meters).
Furthermore, the coral reefs and walls here are pristine and colorful, with the added benefit of healthy marine life. They also range from shallow to deep making this a great place for both beginners and advanced divers alike.
Advanced divers will have the chance to drift dive as well. Tidal currents have formed deep cuts in the reef over the years. The currents in the area can move as fast as 4 knots, so sites like Current Cut are great for gaining some drift diving experience.
The Bahamas enjoys a hot and sunny climate year-round. Air temperatures during the summer months range from 75-91°F (24-33°C) while water temperatures are approximately 88°F (31°C). Air temperatures during the winter months range from 65-77°F (18-25°C) while water temperatures are 75-80°F (24-27°C).
November to May is the dry season in Eleuthera and Harbour Island. During these summer months, you can expect sunny, hot and mildly humid conditions. In addition to great topside conditions, November to May is also the best time for shark diving. The most Caribbean reef sharks and blacktip reef sharks can be seen during these months.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
There are three airports on Eleuthera: North Eleuthera (ELH), Governors Harbour (GHB), and Rock Sound (RSD). All three are small but ELH and GHB welcome a few flights a week from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in the United States.
It’s also possible to reach Eleuthera by ferry from Nassau. To travel between Eleuthera and Harbour Island, you’ll need to take the local ferry.