Bermuda vs Bahamas for diving?

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#1
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We have to change our Feb cruise next year and need to leave out of NY for personal reasons.

My husband dove a few weeks ago in Nassau and said it was nice (nothing like Belize, Roatan).

Since April-June will mean Bahamas again or Bermuda which would have more varied sea life ???

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Hello..... Anyone???
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#3
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Originally posted by russianmom
Hello..... Anyone???
I can't speak for either but I dove off Jaimaca in Ocho Rios and there was a pretty cool shipwreck there which was awesome for me.

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Originally posted by russianmom
Since April-June will mean Bahamas again or Bermuda which would have more varied sea life ???

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I love Bermuda diving because of numerous shallow wrecks. Lots of bottom time in clear water. If wrecks are of interest, you can't beat Bermuda.
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Originally posted by Jersey42
I love Bermuda diving because of numerous shallow wrecks. Lots of bottom time in clear water. If wrecks are of interest, you can't beat Bermuda.
I have to agree, Bermuda wreck diving is amazing.
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A technical reply to OP's original question:

Bahamas again or Bermuda which would have more varied sea life ???

Given that Bermuda fits inside 21 square miles and is usually described as one island altho there are actually many - it is very small as compared to the Bahamas which comprises over 2000 islands and 'cays' over 100,000 square miles. It is probably fare to guess that the Bahamas would host a larger variety of sea life.

Many when they hear Bahamas, especially cruisers, think Nassau and maybe Freeport; but there are MANY more dive locations. I been to Nassau and Freeport for diving, several times each; and also Green Turtle Cay, Cay Sal Bank, Abaco, Bimini - there's a ton out there.

But maybe that's a down side for you .. ALL the Berduma sites are inside that 21 miles!

I note that Frommers top 10 dive sites in Bermuda has wrecks at 1 thru 7 ...

http://www.frommers.com/destinations...091020112.html

To me - they both offer good diving ... but different. What's your pleasure?
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