Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Shark Reef - A Long Island, Bahamas Attraction

Diving is one of the star attractions at Stella Maris Resort. The crystal clear seas off Long Island beckon with a vast array of dive sites rich with underwater life. There are literally hundreds of sites to explore in pristine waters along two coastlines studded with reefs and ringed with beaches. During summer through fall divers may enjoy lower rates and surprisingly moderate temperatures at this resort which has attracted new and experienced divers for over 30 years.
The resort is the originator of Shark diving in The Bahamas. Shark Reef supplies weekly excitement as divers have the opportunity to examine some 8 to 18 Caribbean reef sharks in their natural setting.
The excitement does not stop there; Stella Maris diving also encompasses Conception Island Wall, undeniably one of the most pristine diving experiences in any waters. The wall begins at a shelf at about 50 feet and drops off into the Atlantic providing, magnificent coral formation and sea life to explore. One of the newest additions to this prestigious line up is The Blue Hole. Surrounded by land and recorded as the worlds deepest, this dive site is a must for Blue Hole collectors.
The seas off Long Island offers a vast array of pristine dive sites along two coastlines (Atlantic and Exuma Bank) across just 1 mile of average land width. Stella Maris offers an incredible variety of sites ranging from literally hundreds of coral head and reef sites of the northwest lee side stretching over some 15 miles to some three dozen or more explored northeast Atlantic locations.
The resort tailors dive excursions to the experienced or the novice diver. Beginning divers can test the waters with a Resort Course or complete their PADI Open Water Certifications in gin clear waters alive with shallow water reefs.

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