Bi­mini Big Game Club Port of Pi­rates

Big-an­i­mal en­coun­ters and a re­sort in the heart of North Bi­mini make for a Ba­hamian blast

Sport Diver - - Contents -

Great Ham­mer­head Sa­faris ev­ery win­ter have landed Bi­mini a lot of re­cent at­ten­tion in the dive world — but it’s been the play­ground of divers for decades, as well as big-game fish­er­men, in­clud­ing Papa Hem­ing­way him­self, since the 1950s.

Bi­mini Big Game Club is home to Neal Wat­son’s Bi­mini Scuba Cen­ter, equipped with Ni­trox and three cus­tombuilt dive boats to bring guests — not just divers, but snorkel­ers and sight­seers — to the is­land’s thriv­ing co­ral reefs, world­fa­mous wrecks and un­der­wa­ter canyons.

These sites pro­vide shel­ter for an abun­dance of ma­rine life, rang­ing from the tini­est reef fish to tur­tles, stingrays and so much more!

Dur­ing the sum­mer­time, one of the big­gest draws is its Wild Dol­phin Sa­faris, where snorkel­ers can swim with wild At­lantic spot­ted dol­phins.

Ham­mer­head sea­son starts Dec. 1, and this past year, ex­tended through April. Dur­ing the win­ter sea­son, the dive shop of­fers daily Great Ham­mer­head Sa­faris, plus two-tank reef and wall dives with the op­tion to ex­plore Bi­mini’s iconic wrecks (in­clud­ing the new Coach Sugar wreck site). At the end of the day, you’ll re­tire to Bi­mini Big Game Club, which just un­der­went an ex­ten­sive $6 mil­lion re­model. In 2016, the re­sort ren­o­vated its restau­rants and its 51 rooms and suites. Plus, the pool and the 75-slip ma­rina fa­cil­ity were en­tirely re­built.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.