EXOTIC MARINE LIFE & VIBRANT CORAL REEFS
The Underwater World Awaits.
Another way to experience the islands’ sapphire waters is to dive in… literally! Take a guided snorkeling or scuba tour to explore this unique underwater world alongside exotic marine life and vibrantly colored coral reefs. The islands’ clear shallow waters are inviting for novice snorkelers, with plenty of challenges for the more seasoned divers – like steep reef walls and historic shipwrecks. Scubadiving.com ranked the Bahamas as number one among the “best-advanced diving locations in the world” and the best spot for diving overall. The Exuma Islands were named the third best location for underwater photography, so don’t forget your waterproof camera! Staniel Cay Villas offer intimately close access to all the best Diving and Snorkeling that the Bahamas offers.
Staniel Cay Villas
Snorkel into the James Bond Thunderball Grotto Cave, first appearing in the 1963 film 'Thunderball' and again in "Never Say Never." Thunderball Grotto is a unique underwater cave system full of exotic marine life, bright-colored coral, and a hidden entrance which divers love.
A surprise hides beneath the waters' surface around magician David Copperfield's private island. Off the coast of Rudder Cut Cay, you will find a life-sized sculpture of a mermaid near the bench of a baby grand piano. So hold your breath, sit on the bench, and pose for an underwater photo!
THE SEA AQUARIUM
Dive into a natural life aquarium and view thousands of colorful fish near Little Halls Cay, Johnny Depp's private island.
ESCOBAR’S UDERWATER PLANE
Near Normans Cay, look at a WWII-era transport plane, once used by Pablo Escobar to smuggle drugs, now sitting peacefully below the water's surface.
EXUMAS LAND AND SEA PARK
Explore the Land and Sea National Park, a 176 square mile protected marine ecosystem including the Western Hemisphere's second-largest coral barrier reef.
An ancient hidden cave located in the Land and Sea National Park, south of Little Bells Cay , accessible by swimming through a partially submerged opening leading you into a large open cavern in its pristine natural state.
RACHEL’S BUBBLE BATH
Swim and snorkel in this calm lagoon that at high tide becomes a family fun water adventure as waves crash over the rock barrier creating a foamy and fizzling experience like if you are swimming in champagne. Underwater life includes many little fish and sea rays.
LITTLE FARMERS SEA TURTLES
Beautiful, crystal clear waters are the setting for snorkeling with the Sea turtles at LIttle Farmers Cay.