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Old 04-02-2006, 06:48   #1
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Abacos in spring

We are thinking about scooting up and hanging out in the Abacos for May or June or both. Any thoughts and recent experience? Wonder how the court hearing over the development fight at Great Guana went yesterday?

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Old 05-02-2006, 20:54   #2
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Spring is the perfect time to be in the Abacos. It's not too hot, not too cold, good for snorkeling. Winds start getting pretty light in June, but I wouldn't let that stop me from going. You'll love it.
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Old 05-02-2006, 21:06   #3
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Abacos

Up here in the land of ice and snow and 40 below some of us do not know about Abacos. I do know that the first returning bird is the Says Feebe. They should be here in a week or two.
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Old 17-02-2006, 18:15   #4
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Thanks Harriet. When was the last time you were there? I think we will move on down the Georgia for a while and then head over to the Abacos in late May
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Hey Rodger.

I notice your (two) posts referring to Abacos.

Do you like diving there in Abacos? And if so? How often do you go diving in Abacos. Or how often do you dive anywhere else?

Do you enjoy the sailing around Abacos. And what does a person who has never been to Abacos, would most likely to experience there?
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:35   #6
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Diving in the Abacos

The islands of the Abacos ae strung along the north side of the Bahama bank...Shallow water between the small isands to the north and Grand Bahama island to the south. Deep water on the "ocean" side of the small islands.
There is not much diving on the banks but good diving on the edge on the north,seaward side, of the small islands.
There ae several places were you can anchor on the bankside and walk across to dive on the ocean side. Access is at Marsh Harbor, Guana cay, and several others whose names I can't remember now.
With a good ,powerful, RIB inflatable one can run to good dive spots from the anchorages but they are not accessable with a lesser dinghy.
When your used to 4-5 foot visability it is all prety amazing even if you dive off the boat and just see some turtle grass.
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Rippy - I was in the Abacos last April, and I will be returning there this year on the way north, probably in early May. I'll keep an eye out for Tin Cup - you can look out for me on Perseverance, a Manta 42.
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Thanks Harriet. Manta 42 is certainly a boat that will be hard to miss. Look forward to it but then we need to get there first! Ha! Have a great day. Roger SV Tin Cup
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May & June are fairly warm, rainy months in the Bahamas. Altogether a very pleasant time, tho’ my favourite months are March & April.
Averages:
APRIL: Avg Hi 81.8 ~ Avg Lo 66.2 ~ Avg 74% RH ~ Avg Wind 8.3 Kts ~ Avg Rain 2.12"
MAY: Hi 84.6 ~ Lo 69.8 ~ 77% RH ~ Wind 7.9 Kts ~ 4.58" Rain
JUNE: Hi 87.3 ~ Lo 73.3 ~ 79% RH ~ Wind 7.2 Kts ~ 9.17" Rain
JULY: Hi 89.1 ~ Lo 73.3 ~ 77% RH ~ Wind 7.1 Kts ~ 6.21" Rain
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