Snorkelling Cave Cay – Exumas Bahamas
Snorkelling around the cut at Cave Cay was the best underwater experience we had in the Bahamas. I am sure there are many more and even more amazing places to snorkel and scuba in the Bahamas. This particular spot we just happen to stumble upon. Within about an hour or so, we saw hundreds of tropical fish, a 3-4 foot large sea turtle and a school of about half a dozen Eagel Rays all pictured below. We also had an encounter with a Baracuda who followed us for about half an hour. I tried to stay between the Baracuda and Thomas, and instructed him to swim on. As we swam the fish just kept on following us around. He would pop up here and there all around us, but would keep a distance from us of about 15 feet. It was a little spookey, they can take a large junk of meat out of you if they wanted too. I have my diving knife ready to go if he came at us.
While Roxane and Alexander explored the rocks around the cut, Thomas and I explored the underwater habitats. Alexander is pictured here right by the Cut in the Cays that forms an access to the Atlantic Ocean. The darker water is the safe passage out to the ocean. The dark water can also have a strong current during the ebb and flow of the tides. You want to stay away from the lighter stuff in a large boat, and away from the dark stuff in your dinghy or you could be taken out to sea. Our electric motor on the dinghy was not the best option for this sort of thing. We actually ran out of batteries and I had row all the way back to the mother ship. You might be able to spot her in the picture above, just under Alex’s left hand near the point.
Thomas commented. “Snorkelling here is just like the Aquariums at Atlantis but you get to actually swim with the creatures!”,
We saw Sea Turtles, Eagle Rays, Baracudas and hundreds of tropical fish with the span of half an hour!