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Bahamas and the Cay Sal Banks

The Bahamas is a magnificent for yachts from the United States due to its proximity to the east coast of Florida and easy access to numerous ports of call. The tropical waters of the Bahamas are home to fish, lobster and many wrecks suitable for snorkeling or diving. Shallow waters also abound in coral reefs.

Cay Sal Banks

The Cay Sal Banks consists of a rare Atlantic Ocean atoll located between the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Great Bahama Bank. It is one of the largest atolls in terms of surface area, but has very little land mass. There are many coral reefs, rocks and walls and its remote location make for some of the best diving in the Western hemisphere.

Bimini

Bimini is the Bahamian port of entry closest to the United States and is an extremely popular cruising destination. Bordering the Gulf Stream, this island has some excellent sport fishing and diving. Wrecks abound in the waters near Bimini. It is said that Bimini is all that remains of the legendary civilization of Atlantis. In fact, one of the popular dive sites called Bimini Road is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini that is said to be the remains of an Antediluvian highway. It is said that the flat rocks are fitted so perfectly that the only explanation is that they were laid by expert masons before the area was flooded.

The backcountry of the Keys constitutes a veritible maritime nursery that includes mangroves and seagrass beds that are home to a diversity of juvenile fish, invertebrates and other marine life. The Everglades provides an important flow of water into this ecosystem. Many of the species that spend their juvenile years in the Keys backcountry nursery are the same species that spend their adult years living on the nearby coral reef or swimming in the deep ocean environment.