Kim and I took a trip to Nassau for a week of diving
with Stuart Cove's dive operation. To see more about them click on this
link to their web site.
We Stayed at Orange Hill Inn. It is one of the
closest accommodations to Stuart Cove's so the bus ride is shorter than
other places. They have a restaurant with great home cooked meals. The
menu changes every day. They also have an honor bar which is self serve
and you just write down what you get and they add it to your bill.
After this trip I have logged 125 dives in the
Bahamas. The only place that I have made more dives is Bonaire where I
have over 450 dives.
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A photo-op for the cute couple in downtown Nassau.
Kim and I waiting at the seaside bus stop across
the road from our hotel. We went into town a couple of nights for
The remains of a DC-3 that was used in the filming
of "Into The Blue" starring Jessica Alba and other people I can't
remember. I dove on this same plane wreck in 2004 (right after filming
ended and before the film was released). The plane was still intact at
that time. Click on this
link to see it. I was also able to swim into the plane in 2004. Here
in the cockpit.
A Green Moray Eel was hiding under the starboard
wing of the DC-3.
This is a tiny young file fish trying to blend in
with the purple coral behind it.
A French Angel Fish cruises over the reef.
A Gray Angel Fish swims along the bottom.
One of several Queen Angel Fish swimming around
the wreck of the Willaurie.
Another Queen Angel Fish out on a reef.
A fairly large hermit crab pokes his eyes from
under his shell to see who is taking of picture of him.
A Lion Fish hovers on a wreck. While Lion Fish
were seen on nearly every dive, they are not as common as some years in
the past. They are making good efforts to control their numbers on the
An Ocean Trigger fish swims past. We saw more of
these fish than I remember seeing on any other dive trips. They seem to
be doing well in Nassau this year.
A large Blue Parrotfish.
A group of Parrotfish moving along the sand in
search of food.
A small Puffer Fish finding shelter in the reef.
A Scrawled File Fish.
A large Southern Stingray takes off after a short
nap on the sandy bottom.
Another large Southern Stingray resting in the
wheelhouse of a shipwreck.
Later the Stingray decided to leave the
A Southern Stingray gliding over the reef.
Two small Tiger Wrasse (about 2 and 3 inches long)
on the reef.
A Hawkbill turtle swims by.
Another Hawkbill turtle is feeding on the reef.
Coral covered mast on one of the Twin Sisters at
the dive with that name.
A diver hovers over the bow of the Ray of Hope
Kim rolls off the side of the dive boat.
Kim swims over the deck of one of the wrecks.
Kim located the mooring hook that the divemaster
dropped off the bow of our boat. Here she is holding the hook while
doing her safety stop at the end of the dive.
Kim posing in front of the largest underwater
statue at Navi-Navi dive site.
Kim swims through the beams of sunlight and over
Kim explores along the bow of a shipwreck at Steel
Kim swims out of a hole in the side of wreck that
was used in the filming of a James Bond movie. Sean Connery swam through
the same hole in Thunderball.
Kim in her safety stop yoga pose.
Give Kim a camera and, suddenly, she loses her
irrational fear of barracudas. Normally she would curled up in a fetal
position covering her ear rings and any other sparkly jewelry but when I
let her use my GoPro Hero2 she suddenly starts chasing barracudas.
Saw lots of sharks on this dive. Here one swims
right in front of Kim.
This shark swam right under Kim. She claims that
it was much closer than it appears in this picture and that if she
hadn't spread her legs it would have hit her.
Another shark circles Kim.
A sharks swims close to me for a nice picture.
Shark cruises along the bottom.
This shark explores a wreck at Steel Forest.
Face to face with a shark heading my way.
A shark on the reef.
Another large shark.
To see these and more pictures of the sharks we
saw check out this slide
To see a video of some of the sharks we dove with
check out this video.
On the last afternoon we visited Paradise Island
Kim was captured by pirates and I had to negotiate
We visited the Pirates of the Nassau museum. We
both enjoyed it and found it interesting.
A view of a typical pirate port in years past.
Between our morning and afternoon dives we relaxed
to eat lunch and enjoy this view of paradise.
To see pictures from other dive trips, click on the button
below to go to my SCUBA page. It has links to other pages of pictures
and dive reports from many different dive trips over the years.