Sometimes the worst part about diving can be the travel time to and from dives—which is exactly what made the eight dive sites around Deep Water Cay so appealing: they’re just a short hop from the private island resort.
Despite the forceful winds, we managed to squeeze in a half-day of diving around Grand Bahama. I was doubly grateful for this two-tanker after the weather during our four days in Abaco rendered our dive mission in the Out Islands impossible.
Even though we were so close to the resort, our divemaster and boat captain made things as easy as possible and packed a lunch so we didn’t even have to return to the island for lunch.
We pulled up to the aptly named Lunch Beach—is this the world’s most perfect picnic spot or what?—and docked for an hour or so while we ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and digested.
And OK, so maybe some of us are not as patient as digesting as others. Relaxing has never exactly been my strong suit in case you haven’t noticed.
Even though we’re avid divers, our divemaster Phillip assured me we wanted to do this snorkel. Given the drift nature of it, we didn’t have to do a whole lot other than stay upright and steer with our fins. We floated over a blue hole hoping to see schools of snappers, but only spotted a ray and some smaller fish.
After we determined the fish had gone home for the day, we returned back to the island just in time for sunset and a catered dinner in our rental house. This trip just kept getting better and better.