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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawks Nest Resort and Marina offers a PADI dive center for their guests only; services (including gear) are provided through advance booking. Their instructor will tailor the dive to your individual needs. You'll have a relaxed island style experience while exploring a pristine marine environment.
Blue Holes, Caves & Caverns
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.