Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park - Caribbean

  • Water temp 23-28C
  • Air Temp 22-32C
  • Visibility 20M+
  • Good for... Sharks, Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Groupers, Walls and Reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters.
  • Suitable for beginners All levels of certified diver
  • Highlights Warm, turquoise crystal-clear waters and drop-offs close to shore make these islands a diving dream. Mysterious blue holes and caverns, shipwrecks and vibrant living reefs, soaring wall dives and thrilling shark encounters all await both novice and experienced divers

About Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Get away from the hubbub of Nassau, and dive the picture perfect Exuma Cays marine park. Stretching out over 176 square miles, the Land and Sea park is home to thrilling wall dives, exciting pelagic encounters and stunning reef dives. Inbetween dives, soak up the glorious views of more than 350 small islands and cays, sand bars and even swimming pigs!

Diversity is the name of the game in the Exumas. The coral reefs are alive with marine life of all shapes, sizes and colours. Clouds of jewels, angelfish and butterfly fish swirl around the reefs whilst food-chain toppers like grouper and barracuda reside on the drop offs and along the reef walls. Reef sharks and eagle rays are regularly seen, weaving in between the sponges and coral bommies. Keep a look out for nurse sharks and sting rays on the sea bed. There is superb macro life too to find. There's even a wreck dive to complete this varied itinerary.

The Exuma Cays Land and Sea park is a perfect route for divers of all experience levels, and snorkellers are welcome. All diving is made from the liveaboard platform, so no need for RIB entries or tenders. There is the opportunity for night diving on this itinerary. The vizability is superb. You won't want to skip any of the 27 dives on offer on typical 7 night trip!

Bahamas Aggressor

Scuba divers travel to the Bahamas to find three things: dramatic walls, lush coral reefs and exciting animal encounters. Especially the big fish! Picture perfect, clear waters and drop-offs close to shore make these islands a mec... MORE

Bahamas Aggressor II departs from the downtown pier, Elizabeth on Bay Marketplace and Marina.

Trip Duration
Usually trips last 7 nights on board.

Aggressor liveaboard offer up to 5 dives a day, except on the first and last day's diving.

Embarkation for Bahamas Aggressor is between 16:00-18:00, with the boat setting sail at 18:00 sharp. To prevent any issues with baggage and in the event of flight delays, we highly recommend arriving at least 1 day earlier.

Lost Blue Hole
The rim of this large blue hole lies in 40' of water surrounded by coral heads, stingrays and many schools of fish. There is a lobster filled crevice at 80'. In the sand surrounding the hole, divers will find many small fish such as Banded jawfish, Seminole gobies and Tobacco fish. There are usually 1 or 2 nurse sharks here and during the spring a large school of Blacknose sharks inhabits the bottom of the 200' hole. This is the location of the Bahamas first lionfish sighting.

Periwinkle Reef
This is a shallow patch reef that is teaming with fish. The local Nassau operators feed fish here, so sergeant majors and angelfish will approach scuba divers looking for a handout.

Amberjack Reef
A 50' patch reef that has prolific fish life. You will see reef sharks and up to 10 large grouper. This dive also has many interesting small critters such as pirate blennies and garden eels. During the safety stop divers will be surrounded by a school of 100+ horse-eye jack that hang out under the yacht.

Austin Smith Wreck
A 90' Bahamian Defense Force Cutter lying in 60' of water that sank in 1995 while being towed to San Salvador to be sunk there as a dive site.

Barracuda Shoals
This bankside patch reef has huge schools of fish as well as many small critters on the reef and surrounding sand.

Blacktip Wall
Hammerhead sharks have been sighted frequently on this wall. This reef is also where Ned Deloach (Reef books co-author) found the very rare Lemon goby.

This site is part of the Dog Rocks Reef. This reef starts at 35' and slopes off to 50' before dropping straight down into the Exuma Sound. The Cathedral is a large swim-thru where the light filters down from above reflecting off the thousands of silversides that occupy the swim-thru. This swim-thru has many grouper and jacks that come to feed on the silversides. The wall has large stands of black coral and orange elephant ear and tube sponges. Pelagics, eagle rays and sharks are frequently seen off the wall.

Cracked Coral Head
This massive coral head rises 40' off the bottom. Several large swim-thrus make it looked like it is cracked.

Jeep Reef
This site named from a coral encrusted jeep that sits near the mooring is in the middle of the Exumas Land & Sea Park and hosts a healthy population of fish. It is also one of the prettiest reefs you will ever see. Current that sweeps through this cut keeps the reef 's corals very healthy.

Pillar Wall
One of many excellent wall dives. It starts at 30' and slopes to 50' before dropping 5,000' to the bottom. There are many caves and crevices. There is a large colony of Yellowhead jawfish in the rubble inside the reef.

Southwest Eleuthera
Cave Rock - A large coral mound in 50' of water surrounded by several smaller coral heads. There are several caves where you can swim from one side to the other. The large variety of corals and fish will amaze you. Hammerhead Sharks have been frequently seen here.

Large mounds of coral rise out of the sand at the edge of the wall. They start at 100' and rise to 55'. There is a colony of Garden Eels in the sand next to the mounds.

Little San Sal (Half Moon Cay)
Cave Reef - This 40' shallow patch reef has several large swim-thrus cutting through the middle.

Empress Pinnacles
This wall dive features 30' high pinnacles coming out of the sand at the edge of the wall. Peligics are seen frequently in the clear water off the wall. There are large stands of black coral on the sides of the pinnacles.

Disembarkation from the boat is at 08:00. Why not add a few extra night in the Bahamas or island hop a bit? Talk to your travel consultant about the extension options.