Bimini Big Game Club Port of Pirates
Big-animal encounters and a resort in the heart of North Bimini make for a Bahamian blast
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.