Scuba Diving In The Bahamas


With over seven hundred islands, cays and rock formations that cover about 5,400 square miles, and are home to millions of acres of pristine living reefs, the Bahamas is not just one destination.

World class scuba diving has built an outstanding reputation for the islands of the Bahamas. Its water's are blessed with drop-offs, coral gardens, shallow shoals, blue holes, ancient wrecks and an incredible variety and abundance of fish and invertebrate life.

With visibility averaging over 100 feet and water temperatures from 75 degrees to over 85, you can fulfill your scuba diving fantasy year round. Whether you are a novice or advance diver, there are thousands of dive sites to suit every diving wish. The dramatic blue color variations of the water in the Bahama Banks will take your breath away and beckon you to take the plunge.

For close encounters on the wild side, there are numerous areas in the islands for fantastic shark diving. The Bahamas has one of the most diverse shark populations in the world.

If you have a dream to swim with dolphins, the Bahamas is definitely the place for you. Hundreds of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins call these islands their home.

Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures specializes in, Great Hammerhead and Tiger shark expeditions, wild dolphin encounters, and exploring the many uninhabited out-islands of the Bahamas.

reefsharkThe islands are within sixty miles of the Florida coast, making the Bahamas easily accessible by boat. Our custom live-aboard boat, M/V Shear Water, can take you from Walker's Cay in the northern Abacos to the Plana Cays and Great Inagua in the south. Whether scuba diving in the warm, gin-clear waters, exploring a lighthouse or beachcombing on a deserted island, the Bahamas is the perfect vacation destination.

Let our experienced crew show you the Bahamas like you have never seen them before. Photography is a large part of every Shear Water charter and we can help you get the best photo and video opportunities available, no matter what the itinerary.

On a live-aboard boat you get the most scuba diving opportunity in an all-inclusive environment for much less than the average land based destination. And the best part is that you're away from most of civilization, diving areas day boats do not go. Carrying a maximum of ten passengers, we are able to cater to our guests, allowing them to set the pace on board, diving as many times a day as you'd like. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, beachcombing, and much more await you on the M/V Shear Water. Unlike larger boats that carry 20-30 passengers, with our small, intimate groups we are much more flexible with schedules and itineraries. While you are on board, consider the M/V Shear Water your boat.

Every charter includes accommodations on board, three meals daily as well as snacks and refreshments. All meals are prepared by one of our wonderful chefs who can accommodate any type of special dietary need. Tanks, weights and weight belts for scuba diving are included and whether you feel like deep sea fishing or just casting a line off the back of the boat at anchor and watch the sun set, you'll find the M/V Shear Water fully equipped with fishing rods and gear on board for your use. The Bahamas is one of the world's top 10 dive destinations.

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary you won't be disappointed with a dive vacation on board the M/V Shear Water.