Dive in Bimini

Diving packages in Bimini

Open Water Course

The PADI Open Water course is your basic entry level SCUBA certification. It is a lifetime certificate that provides you the knowledge and skills to dive to depths of up to sixty feet. This course consists of knowledge development, confined water dives, and 4 open water dives. This course takes approximately four days to complete. Eager enthusiasts must be at least ten years of age. All…

Discover Scuba Diving

​Discover Scuba Diving allows you to experience the breathtaking underwater world of Bimini. In this course you will learn the basic skills and safety rules you need to dive with a PADI professional. The course includes a thirty minute orientation, a review of five skills in our pool, and one or two shallow open water dives. This course may be counted towards a PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water…

Advanced Open Water Course

The Advanced Open Water course is the next step in your SCUBA development. This course will consist of five dives over a period of two or more days. The 2 required dives are Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, and your choice of three more specialty dives.Divers must have a Open Water certification and be at least fifteen years of age (twelve for Jr. Andvanced Open Water). All instructional…
Bimini

Travel to Bimini

Bimini lies just 80km (50 miles) off the coast of Florida and consists of two islands and a few cays.  The famous history of the islands speaks of tales of the rum runners hiding their loot on the shores during the prohibition era, Ernist Hemmingway spent many a summer here, Jimmy Buffett wrote some of his book whilst looking out over the aqua waters and Martin Luther King Jr. cruised the waters surrounding the islands.

There is one airport in South Bimini that services all the islands, once you arrive here you can catch a boat to your destination if it's somewhere other than South Bimini.  Scheduled flights arrive from Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and Florida or there is a boat from Nassau but only three times in the month.  You can choose to sail into Bimini from the US or neighbouring islands, there are a few full service marinas available.  Hiring a bicycle or golf car is the best way to get around, although the islands are small so walking is also a great option.

You have a choice of accommodation options; there are many marina resorts from about $200 a night, or hotels and B&B's for between $80 and $100.  Camping isn't allowed on public land but you might be able to ask some private owners if you can pitch your tent on their property, other than that budget is available if you are in a group and hire a private house, it can work out very cheap for you.

Watersports are a popular activity in Bimini.  You can dive or snorkel the beautiful reefs or go on a dolphin tour, kayak, paddleboard or try kitesurfing.  If you're a fishing fanatic then your needs will be catered for as this is a superb sports fishing location.  Charter a boat out to the Healing Hole, a fresh water spring in the mangroves of Bonefish Creek, the hole is famous for its healing properties.

Visit the Bimini Museum in Alice Town to get a glimpse at the island's history or the Hemmingway Museum to see how he made his mark on the island.  The Bimini Nature Trail is great for viewing the endemic flora and fauna in the region, taking a guided tour is the best way to get all the information and your guide will be an expert in spotting the rare and endangered Bimini Boa.  There are a few small beaches to relax on but Bimini isn't really known as a beach island.

There are many bars and restaurants to enjoy the local cuisine and seafood on offer or party the night away.  Whatever you're looking to experience on your holiday, you're sure to find it on the islands of Bimini. 

(By Kelly Luckman)

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