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Dive In at Resorts World Bimini

Hotel & Resort | Resorts World Bimini | Kristina Rundquist | March 31, 2015

Dive In at Resorts World Bimini

PHOTO: Diving in the Bahamas. (Courtesy of Thinkstock).

Just off the coast of Miami and surrounded by crystal clear water, Resorts World Bimini sits in one of the Caribbean's top big-game fishing and diving spots. In fact, it was named by The Travel Channel as among the “Top 10 Snorkel Destinations in the Caribbean.” Accessible by the fastest cruise ship in the Americas — the SuperFast cruise ship — resort guests can be sitting on their veranda enjoying a tropical drink in just a little more than two hours after departing Miami.

Whether staying in the Resorts World Bimini condos or the soon-to-open luxury marina hotel, guests of the resort are spoiled for choice when it comes to extracurricular activities. From shopping to golfing to sailing to snorkeling, Resorts World Bimini is the ideal destination for anyone who loves to be by — or in — the water.

Although the best months for diving are from April to October, visibility is excellent year-round. The area's healthy coral reefs are teeming with sea life including mantas, rays and a variety of fish. Some lucky divers may even witness lobster marches or the annual hammerhead migration.

Divers can choose from three diving tours (one tank, two tanks and a night dive) while those who want the experience of a dive but aren't yet certified will want to take advantage of the resort's SNUBA tours. Explore the wonders of Bimini's waters while breathing though an easy-to-use ventilator as your air supply floats on a support raft above you. No matter your ability or age, SNUBA is an ideal way to get your proverbial diving feet wet and can be enjoyed at any depth from two to 20 feet.

Like a side of exhilaration with your dive? Then the Caribbean Reef Shark Excursion is what you seek, letting you safely snorkel with sharks and truly have the experience of a lifetime. With 45 different species of sharks patrolling the waters, many divers are lucky enough to spot several species in a single dive.

Bimini’s fame as a diving destination is due in part to the spectacular reefs that are home to schools of colorful tropical fish. In 1926, the cement-hulled cargo ship, the SS Sapona, sunk off the coast of Bimini in a hurricane. Although it was used to store liquor during Prohibition, today the half-submerged ship is a popular destination for divers and boaters alike. Another must-dive destination is Road to Atlantis, an ancient stone formation that some believe to be part of the Lost City of Atlantis.

Those who prefer their water sports on top of the waves can choose from water bikes, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking, plus Resorts World Bimini offers deep-sea fishing. Bimini's waters are teeming with fish — bonefish, snapper and hog fish abound — so much so that it's known as the big-game fishing capital of the world.

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