Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas, and the closest to the US, located only 53 miles (81 km) from Miami. Bimini consists of 3 islands – North Bimini, South Bimini and East Bimini. Cal Sal Bank is a smaller islands further away, which is also a part of the Bimini District.
The area is world famous as one of the top big-game fishing spots. Diving and snorkeling are popular activities as well in Bimini.
Bimini Wall (or Bimini Road) is an underwater rocky formation situated by the Northern island, and starts at only 15 feet deep. The road leads from North-East to South-West and the legend says that it is man-made. It is 0.5 miles long (0.8 km) and some say it leads to the lost city of Atlantis. Several expeditions have gone out trying to prove this, but nothing conclusive has been discovered yet.
A common name for the dive site in which the formation can be found is “The Road To Atlantis”. Greg Little, led an expedition along with several more researchers and discovered a second layer of rocks, similar to the ones found at Bimini Road. He claims that his finding proves the road was actually part of a complete wall or water dock, which may prove the existence of Atlantis.
While diving that site, compasses tend to spin out of control. Many say that it’s part of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
Above water, Bimini is just as magical and fascinating! Miles of white sand and blue water which can’t be found anywhere else in the world, wild animals and nature in every corner – the perfect Caribbean vacation. Bimini Islands are also known as the Out Island, providing the most authentic Caribbean experience in all of the Bahamas.
Diving in Bimini
The underwater world of Bimini is magical!
Diving in Bimini reveals a magical world, full of life and majestic underwater landscapes. Underwater cliffs reaching thousands of feet deep, sunken ships hiding lost memories from various eras throughout history, stunning coral reefs, blue holes and caves, big animal encounters (Hammerheads!) and of course the mysterious road to Atlantis.
Bimini is suitable for divers of all sorts, thanks to the great diversity of dive sites. Most dive sites lie at 5-45m deep (15-150 feet).
Bimini is also great for underwater photographers, due to the perfect diving conditions and infinite visibility. The water ranges from 24-30c (75-86f) and visibility is 80-100 feet year long. Bimini’s outstanding conditions allows great diving throughout the year. However, there is a bigger chance to experience rough seas and higher winds during Aug-October.
Bimini is situated on the edge of the Gulf Stream, which draws in many big animals and allowing divers to admire them. Among others, you may encounter wild Spotted Dolphins, Loggerhead turtles, Southern stingrays, Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, and Barracudas, along with many Gamefish and tropical fish.
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