Dive Cat Island

Dive Cat Island

Cat Island’s north side is wild, untamed shoreline and it offers some of the best scuba diving anywhere in the world. The reefs are virtually unexplored, with superb diving off its south shore where there are massive coral heads, vertical walls and an abundance of caves and coral canyons to traverse. Blue holes, walls, shipwrecks, shark dives, dolphins and stingrays are also part of the experience. While veteran divers may know their way around the ocean floor, diving lessons and guides are available from a PADI dive center to help novices experience life under the sea.

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Featured Properties for Diving in Cat Island
Types of Diving in Cat Island
Wreck Diving

Wreck Diving

An old shipwreck lies half submerged and a Spanish battleship sunk in 1898 is at 20-30 feet. Lots of marine life calls this area home, including lobsters and sea fans.

Wall Diving

Wall Diving

First Basin Wall, a 100-200-foot drop-off, faces the Great Bahama Bank. Third Basin Reef Wall, at 110-130 feet, has a nearly vertical drop-off and features giant sponges and black coral bushes.

Marine Life

Marine Life

Waters are home to lobster and conch; schools of grouper, tarpon, trigger and trumpet fish; sponges; gorgonians and Elkhorn; lettuce and brain corals plus expanses of sea fans.

Cave, Cavern & Blue Holes

Cave, Cavern & Blue Holes

Dive a blue hole descending 80-100 feet; “The Tunnels,” a coral garden with crevices, canyons and fissures at 30 feet; or Naked Point with numerous stone crabs and small corals.