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July 5, 2004: Grand Bahama, Bahamas

A Independence Days: Bahamas 2004 dive
"Gayle's Grotto" - "Papa Doc's/Badger" - "Silver Point"

Three dives; one of them at a new site.
Diving off of Grand Bahama:
  • Directions from Tampa: It's only about 55 miles off of the coast of Florida. You can go by boat or by plane ... talk to a travel agent.
  • Conditions on the day of my visit: Sunny - very hot and humid. At least it felt that way.

  • Personal Notes: Gayle's Grotto includes a couple of possible swimthroughs - thing is, on this first visit to this site, my sister pointed at a hole that turned out not to be anything like a grotto or swimthrough.

    The dual wrecks of Papa Doc's/Badger were interesting, particularly the Silversides (and the things eating them) at Badger. Badger is well recognizable as a wreck and is surrounded by several coral heads - so if the wreck itself doesn't facinate you, the coral heads should.

    The afternoon dive is always at Silver Point.

Dive data for dives on this day:

Dive Site Name Max Depth Minutes Water Temp
264 Gayle's Grotto 73 feet 38 min. 84 F
265 Papa Doc's/Badger 46 feet 57 min. 84 F
266 Silver Point 12 feet 40 min. 86 F
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