Drift dives and shark dives…
We spend most of our boat time north of Bimini, in the area where the dolphins are most regularly seen. Today however, we took a recreational trip south. There are several great dive sites here and it is worth the hour+ journey to reach them. The first site we attempted to dive had too strong of a current and is too small of an area to be done as a drift dive. So, we tried another, Victory Reef. This was done as a drift dive (Darcie’s first) and was fabulous! It is just a large wall of rock and coral (it reminds us of a rock climbing wall). Because the current is quite strong, you simple cruise past, at whatever depth you find to be most comfortable. We saw beautiful French angel fish, barracuda and a large grouper, among other things. Next, it was a site known as Bull Run. Here, live-aboard dive boats conduct shark feeds, so you are almost guaranteed to see some Caribbean reef sharks, or a black-tip reef shark. We did in fact see a few, which was great, but the site itself was really the highlight. It is a small site, in terms of area, but is amazing nonetheless. It feels like one huge coral head, with lots of fish and fun swim-throughs. It was great!
So, after our tiring morning and afternoon, we snuck in a bit of data before spending time with Darcie’s parents, as they leave tomorrow. Dolphin trip tomorrow afternoon!
Kel and Darcie