Originally Posted by sheldon957
If you dive, one of the most beautiful dive spots in the world is at the NW corner of the lesser bahama bank, a few miles north of Memory rock. It is called Mt. Olympus.
Mt Olympus is a deep dive, so not for beginners. 90' on the inside, 110' on the outside quickly tapering down to 400' and more. You are completely out of sight of land. But you will NEVER forget it. It is set up like the aisles of say, Home Depot. Except the shelving goes up 60' on either side of you. There are roughly 6-10 of these and each one is about 100' long, Covered in corals and fish. Anchor
in the sand on the inside.
Thanks for the tip. Am putting this on my list.
There's another really spectacular dive but even more advanced. About 6-7 miles west of Bimini
there a vertical wall that starts at about 130' and drops to 500-600'. You're in the Gulf Stream
so definitely a drift dive. We did it in teams on trimix, with a standby diver and a chase boat
ready for whatever. Tow a surface marker so the boat
can track you. Downside to that dive is doing deco floating in open water
. That's the only other time I left the water
because of sharks. Just floating free in deep water like that makes them really curious. The longer we hung the more showed up, the more curious they got and the closer they got. After about half of our planned 20' stop we decided to finish deco in the boat.
is spectacular, perfectly healthy and undamaged. Water so clear that at our max depth
260' we didn't even need lights.