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Dive Travel Deal: Carib Dancer Bahamas, -, OTHER, Bahamas

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March 30 – April 6 2013 Carib Dancer Bahamas, -, OTHER, Bahamas

throughout the week aboard the carib dancer guests will depart nassau to explore the dramatic walls, lush coral reefs and exciting animal encounters of the exuma cays land and sea park. this protected area is one of the worlds most successful marine parks with an area of 176 square miles consisting of an array of more than 350 small islands and cays. the crystal-clear tropical atlantic pours over the deep cuts between the cays and constantly shifting sand bars. waters are thick with coral reefs that are alive with every imaginable ocean critter from the living jewels – angelfish and butterfly fish – to the charismatic food-chain toppers like grouper and barracuda – right down to the tiniest living invertebrates. night diving allows guests to experience an entirely different group of critters and bevy of behaviors not visible during the day.

the bahamas and her out islands offer a distinct blend of international glamour and tropical ease. the islands and cays sprawl across nearly 100,000 square miles of ocean, beginning at the northern point east of palm beach, florida and spanning practically 750 miles to the southeast where there come inside 50 miles of cuba and haiti.

getting there:
the commonwealth of the bahamas consists of 700 islands and nearly 2,500 cays. about 30 of these islands are inhabited. the capital city of nassau is located on new providence island. close by is paradise island which is accessed by bridges from nassau. the closest island to the u.s. is bimini, about 55 miles off the coast of florida.

many major airlines fly into nassau: american, us airways, delta and british airways. there are many direct flights from the us and several connecting flights through the us gateway cities of miami, fort lauderdale and atlanta.

the carib dancer departs from elizabeth on bay marina in downtown nassau, a short ride from nassau international airport (nas). your return is greatly simplified with us customs and immigration pre-clearance services at the nassau international airport. all flights originating out of nassau and arriving in the usa arrive as a domestic flight. this in turn allows travelers to have normal “domestic” connection times instead of extended “international” connection times.

arrival/boarding/departure:
guests arriving into nassau (nas) international airport on saturday will first clear customs then proceed to the taxi stand located just outside the terminal building. a fixed fare taxi can be secured to take you to “elizabeth on bay marketplace and marina” in downtown. guests may board the carib dancer after 4 pm on saturday. at 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving sunday morning. after a full week of diving, the carib dancer returns back to the elizabeth on bay dock in nassau friday afternoon after lunch. check-out is saturday morning at 8 am. the crew will assist organizing transportation back to the nassau international airport saturday morning or a local hotel if you are extending your stay.

diving environment:
• sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, groupers, walls and reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters.
• all dives from mothership.
• water temperature: 78-84f, 25-28c (summer months) 75–80f, 24-27c (winter months, with possible 72f, 22c in january)
• 3-5 mm wetsuit recommended
taxes & fees:
plus port charges $90, park fees $10 (paid onboard).

transfers:
not included in charter price.

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