The Out Islands: 7 days diving in the Bahamas

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Bamboo Point

While the Bahamas is a well-trodden path for superyachts, the Out Islands still offer secret, sparkling white beaches and uncrowded world-class diving for those prepared to venture off the beaten track. This itinerary by Cisco Chadinha, skipper of Remember When, which is available to charter with Churchill Yacht Partners, combines some of the best scuba sites in the region with secret anchorages and uninhabited islands.

Day 1: Bamboo Point

Guests meet Remember When at Cape Eleuthera Marina and, within hours, can venture out for their first dive at Bamboo Point. The yacht will spend the night at anchor at the south end of Eleuthera, for an evening of stargazing on the sundeck while indulging in freshly made cocktails.

Picture courtesy of Robertharding.com / Juan Carlos Muñoz

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At the crack of dawn Remember When will depart for Hawk’s Nest on Cat Island. The remote island is hardly touched by tourism and has some brilliant diving, with an abundance of caves and coral canyons to traverse. Between dives, guests can enjoy secluded beaches or take the yacht’s paddleboards and SeaBobs through the crystal clear mangroves.

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Tartar Bank, Cat Island

In the morning divers can head for Tartar Bank on the southeastern side of Cat Island. The bank disappears from a 19 metre to a 900 metre drop-off. Remember When will then relocate to Springfield Bay, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and the perfect spot for a barbeque, while any fishermen on board can show off their skills.

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days diving in the Bahamas

With no inhabitants, Conception Island is a diamond in the rough. The dives here have stunning coral gardens and guests will encounter large varieties of reef fish and perhaps even a dolphin or two.

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Conception Island

Guests can make the most of Conception Island’s quiet waters and enjoy Remember When’s extensive assortment of water toys. The island also has a crystal clear lake, where you can swim with small green turtles and stingrays.

Picture courtesy of iStock.com / Onnes

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days diving in the Bahamas

Remember When will head to one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean – Rum Cay. The island offers world-class beaches, with vivid coral reefs. Guests can explore drop-offs, deep reefs, numerous tunnels and head to one of the best shipwreck dive sites, the HMS Conqueror, which was lost in 1861.

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Guests’ final dive will be at San Salvador, which is the exposed peak of a submerged 450 metre tall mountain. You could easily spend a week just in San Salvador, exploring all its dive sites. For their last night guests can either dock at Riding Rock Marina or relocate to a remote beach anchorage.

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