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Favorite Wrecks In New Providence
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Favorite Wrecks In New Providence

There are at least 16 accessible wrecks for divers to visit around New Providence and Paradise Island, each offering its own special set of attractions. Among them are two made famous by James Bond: Tears of Allah and Thunder ball. Another is the Cessna plane used in the filming of the movie Jaws.

The Ray of Hope is on everybody’s list of favorites. Formerly a 200-ft cargo vessel, it was deliberately sunk in July 2003 making the structure for a new reef and a new dive site. It’s located off the southwestern end of New Providence, near another popular purposely sunk wreck, the Bahama Mama. The bow of the Ray of Hope lies in about 40 ft of crystal clear water, sloping down to about 60 ft deep at the stern. It’s ghostly experience to dive through the interior spaces. Both wrecks damaged from hurricane Frances in 2004, had made them more interesting. At this place there’s a long sandy patch that lies on the lip of the sheer wall and defines the northern edge of the mile-deep Tongue of the Ocean. There are some structural damages along the sides of Ray of Hope but the top deck and bridge are still in good shape and fun to dive on. Ray of Hope originally constructed in Germany, later was registered as a Haitian ship.

One of the favorite dives recommended to all enthusiasts is The Willaurie, which is a real wreck, not a placed one. The Willaurie was a Bahamas mail boat that had received some structural damage and sank about 15 years ago. Now it’s a great dive near Golding Cay, only a 20 minutes boat ride away from Stuart Cove’s. It’s in roughly 50 feet of water covered with a good (coral) growth with something almost like a cage on the back. It’s a bit eerie but diving along this place is really extraordinary, seeing, blue fish, parrot fish, sergeant majors and turtles that all represent major attraction and photo pleasure as well.

Another diving spot worth mentioning is The Shipyard – group of three wrecks on a slope (a Defense Force cutter, an old fishing boat and a cargo boat. The middle one is near the edge and as you swim over it you see the deep blue of the Ocean. This wreck is only a few years old, and has not yet had enough time to grow much coral. But, there can be seen a lot of topical fish and it is a thrill to see a wreck so close to the wall.

If you have never coasted through the ghostly interior of a sunken ship, it’s an experience you’ll not soon forget. And wreck dives offer great photo opportunities for underwater shots.


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  about 9 years ago
  

Thank you !

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  about 9 years ago
  

You'll never know if you never try. There is a way only if you are interested enough to explore and if you like adventure. That's were my driving forces at the beginning. I can only say it's worth to try and than you will find out if you like it or no.

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  about 1 decade ago

This sounds like fun,. but I do not know if I am brave enough to dive!

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  about 1 decade ago
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