In the past week Mark and I have booked three international trips before the start of Summer and I am absolutely buzzing! I will share more about them in a few weeks but first, let’s catch up on travels. You may recall in November that right after our wedding Mark and I headed to the Caribbean and while on our mini-moon in the Bahamas Mark and I did half a dozen dives. In my highlights post I shared the day we returned you saw a few photos but today I wanted to share our Bahamas scuba diving adventure in full!
I have been lucky to dive in some absolutely stunning places – check out my past scuba diving adventures here – but regardless of where I go in the world, I love a good wreck. On two different days we went to my favorite dive site, “The Tug”, a 65-foot long tugboat which has been under water for more than 20 years. Unlike many wrecks that I have dove this one was purposely sunk in order to create an artificial reef which aims to provide additional habitats for declining species. It is certainly working as the boat is covered in sponges, coral, and fish were absolutely everywhere. Take a look and see what I mean:
One of the highlights was Mark completing his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification which now means he is certified to dive below 18m/60ft and has increased training in skills like improving his buoyancy and using a compass We stayed at the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort where diving is included in the cost of the resort, but if I was to do it again I would go to the other Sandals Bahamas location in Exuma (it was not open when we were there) and do more of the diving with sharks – so cool!
And a few shots from Mark’s certification, with our amazing guide Ramon. In the first shot they are playing tic-tac-toe 100 feet under water, with great water clarity, and the second two are what cracking at egg at the same depth looks like.
Which of these shots is your favorite from our Bahamas scuba diving adventure?