Shark Diving in Long Island and The Deepest Blue Hole in The Bahamas
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The Bahamas’ Long Island was made for diving

Home to Stella Maris, one of the longest running Bahamian dive operations, Long Island is not only a great dive destination in its own right, but is also a launching point for trips to uninhabited Conception Island (great wall dives) and Rum Cay. It vies with San Salvador as the first landfall of Columbus and has a monument on the northern end commemorating the event. Long Island has an extraordinary number of shallow dive sites, some deeper sites, the deepest recorded blue hole in the Bahamas (more than 600 feet), plus a nice shipwreck to the north that’s worth exploring.

Top Long Island Diving Locations

Shark Reef: 30ft. The dive that set the standard for shark encounters around the world
Barracuda Heads: Favored for its rich populations of marine life
Comberbach: 90ft.Wreck with intact wheelhouse and a shattered bus in a forward hold
Grouper Valley: Spur and groove coral formation noted for the probability of pelagic marine life
Conception Island:  40ft.Walls drop vertically to more than 6,000 feet

Places to stay while diving near Long Island

Stella Maris Resort Club
Cape Santa Maria
Gems at Paradise


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