Airport: Eleuthera/Harbour Island can be reached easily by air or by sea. There are three airports on mainland Eleuthera – North Eleuthera (ELH), Governor’s Harbour (GHB) in Central Eleuthera, and Rock Sound (RSD) in South Eleuthera. Access to Harbour Island and Spanish Wells is via North Eleuthera. By sea, Bahamas Ferries provides daily service and mailboats weekly service.
Currency: The pound was replaced by the dollar in 1966, at a rate of 7 shillings = 1 dollar (1 pound = 2.86 dollars). This rate meant that the new Bahamas dollar was at a slight discount to the US dollar.
|Average Temperatures||Water Temperature||Air Temperature||Wetsuit Recommendation|
|January-February||72-75f/22-24c||72-80f/22-27c||Full Wetsuit 3mm or thicker|
|March||73-77f/23-25c||72-85f/22-29c||Full Wetsuit 3mm or thicker|
|April||75-79f/24-26c||76-90f24-32c||Shorty or Full Wetsuit|
|May||77-80f/25-27c||80-90f/27-32c||Skin or Shorty|
|October||79-82f/26-28c||76-90f/24-32c||Skin or Shorty|
|November||77-80f/25-27c||72-85f/22-29c||Shorty or Full Wetsuit|
|December||75-78f/24-26c||72-85f/22-29c||Full Wetsuit 3mm or thicker|
Language: Bahamian is an English-based creole language spoken by approximately 400,000 people in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Dive Landscape: At 110 miles long and a mere two miles wide, Eleuthera effortlessly keeps travelers near its pink-and white-sand beaches, ranging from secluded coves to endless stretches along the coastline. Together with Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera charms travelers with colonial villages and pineapple fields.
Eleuthera offers some of the finest blue hole, cave and reef diving anywhere, with exceptional dive facilities and more natural wrecks than any other island of The Bahamas. The Devil’s Backbone, a shallow and jagged reef, extends across the northern edge of the sland. Forests of Elkhorns, star and brain corals, are crowned by
sea fans, lobsters peak from holes, and eels wind through the reef. You can also feed the fish, take a dip in the inland “Ocean Hole,” or swim through the drift dive called Current Cut.
Signature Dive Sites:
Cave Rock – A large coral mound in 50′ of water surrounded by several smaller coral heads. There are several caves where you can swim from one side to the other. The large variety of corals and fish will amaze you. We have frequently seen Hammerhead Sharks here.
Jake’s Hole – This tidal blue hole lies in 20′ of water. The highlight of this dive is the vibrant corals surrounding the hole. Because it is very tidal, scuba divers aren’t permitted to enter the hole.
Monolith – Large mounds of coral rise out of the sand at the edge of the wall. They start at 100′ and rise to 55′. There is a colony of Garden Eels in the sand next to the mounds.