05/28/2021 - 06/04/2021

Bahamas

Explore Exuma Islands aboard Blackbeard’s

Where we are diving

Wave goodbye as we head south to the Exuma Cays. We are getting away from the cruise ships and the city lights. Divers can experience deep sea diving on the many beautiful walls. Sharks are also a big draw for divers. See Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, even tiger sharks on the sandy banks! Colorful reefs teeming with marine life sit in depths of 15- 80 feet so divers of all levels can enjoy. These dive sites are only reached by scuba diving liveaboards. The central Bahamas were once the hideout of pirates and privateers… now these islands offer spectacular diving in warm, crystal clear waters with deserted beaches as backdrop each week during our adventure travel vacations.

There is no set itinerary- we go where conditions and weather are the best to offer divers an adventure of a lifetime! Scuba liveaboards offer the best variety of diving available- dive with sharks at Amberjack Reef, watch eagle rays gracefully glide by the walls, get tumbled around on our high-speed drift dive, or shoot photos of all the great macro and micro shots you’ll see in the gin-clear water of the Bahamas. Join trip leader Andrew Quinlan for a tropical adventure! 

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on February 1, 2021

Andrew Quinlan, Trip leader

Andrew was certified in 2007 and has always had a passion for the water and diving. As an open water diver instructor and the president of Diventures Landlocked Scuba Club, he gets to share his passion for diving with others. You can find Andrew diving year-round whether it be in the Caribbean or a lake! Deep depths are where he thrives and looks forward to stepping into extended range to explore a whole new abyss.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

Blackbeard’s is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the world! You’ll enjoy a cozy night sleep in bunk bed style sleeping quarters, plus you’ll never go hungry on this adventure, either! You will get breakfast, lunch and dinner plus snacks. A fruit hammock hangs in the salon so you can dig into it any time. Once your diving is done, you can enjoy a cold beer or some famous rum punch. With notice, the chef can prepare special foods, such as vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, etc.

Learn more about the accommodations from Blackbeard’s.

Trip Details

Price

  • All locations: $1,510

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due November 23, 2020
  • Full payment due February 5, 2021

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • Round trip transfers
  • Six nights aboard Blackbeard’s
  • Up to 19 dives
  • All meals and beverages

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Underwater Photography 
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Deep Diving

Recommended equipment

  • Hydros BCD
  • Suunto D5

What prior travelers say

“Come set sail with me on the seas of adventure upon Blackbeard’s Liveaboard in the Bahamas! We will depart Nassau and set a heading to the Exuma Cays for 6 nights all-inclusive adventure, including up to 19 dives in crystal clear waters.”

– Andrew Q

Important Details

Know before you go

Seasonal weather
The average high temperature is 85°F and the average low temperature is 75°F. The average water temperature is 77°F.

Passport/Visa requirements
All U.S. citizens must have a passport when traveling to the Bahamas. Please reconfirm the travel-document requirements prior to departure. All visitors need proof of onward passage.

Drinking water
In most cases, the water is safe to drink, yet bottled water is the common choice. We suggest opting for the bottled water when off-board. Bottled water is available at stores/supermarkets and tastes better than that from a tap. On many of the Out Islands, rainfall is the main source of water, so be sure to drink bottled water there.

Electricity
All guest cabins, main salon and photo table on the dive deck have US outlets for 120 volts/15 amps.

Telephone codes
The country code is +1242. No city codes required.

Time zone
Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4).

Language
English is the official language of the Bahamas. Other popular languages are Bahamian English and Haitian Creole.

Money
The Bahamas currency is Bahamian dollars, which are equivalent to the U.S. dollar and are interchangeable. If you have U.S. dollars, there is no need to exchange currency on the boat or on land! You can charge any specialty classes, boutique purchases, and crew gratuity to your cabin account. They accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Tipping
Because the Bahamas is so much like America in their hospitality standards, you should also tip like you would in the States. The standard 15%-20% tip should be used, especially in touristy areas and at resorts. Note: Some places automatically add in a 15% gratuity to the total of the bill. Make sure to confirm if the tip has been added automatically to your bill before you shell out more money for a tip.

Sunscreen and insect repellant 
Everyone knows to bring sunscreen, but few actually bring enough. You’ll probably require about twice as much as you’d initially expect. Higher SPF, such as SPF 30 is desirable, as is water-resistance. Please use biodegradable sunscreen. Conventional sun screens have been proven to cause long lasting damage to the reefs and environment. If it’s been raining recently, you’ll want to have insect repellent as there can be mosquitoes and sand fleas at times.

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