Top Ten Caribbean Classic Adventures

Bahamas: Swim With Sharks
By Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Sure, you can dive anywhere in the Bahamas, but where else can you (safely) see sharks? Long Island's Stella Maris Shark Reef is the place to go to watch for bull shark, hammerheads, reef sharks and makos. At times, the sharks are joined by barracuda, jacks, groupers and other fishes. After a half-hour boat ride, divers descend to 20 or 30 feet, settle down on the sandy bottom, and watch the sharks being fed (there are often more than a dozen of the toothy critters!) This shark dive—now almost three decades in operation—was the region's first, and many still consider it to be the best.


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