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Exuma Cays on Blackbeard's (April 1 to 7, 2017)

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Join Water Sports on an excursion to the remote Exuma Cays with Blackbeard's! The Exumas are 365 unspoiled islands in the sapphire-blue waters of the tropical Atlantic. An exotic collection of pristine coral reefs, untouched beaches, and ultra-exclusive resorts make the Exumas an absolute paradise. It's just over a 3-hour flight to get there but it's a whole world apart.

Join us for only $945!

5 days of amazing diving included... up to 19 dives on the trip!
 
6 nights accommodations aboard with all-inclusive food and drinks.
 
Fun topside activities included.
 
Water Sports divers get a $50 discount off of the regular Blackbeard's price of $995!
 
Water Sports divers free airport transfers in Nassau.
 
Water Sports divers $50 store credit towards gear rental or service!
 
Need a buddy? We can either pair you up on board, or you can join our Facebook group to see who else is going.

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Scuba Diving in the Exuma Cays

There are normally 3 or 4 dives available each day, and 2 or 3 night dives offered on each trip. You'll leave with a log book full of new memories and wonderful sightings!  

Dive Sites

Enjoy diving that's only accessible on a liveaboard like the Exumas Land & Sea Park, thrilling shark feeding dives, wall dives, exhilarating high speed drift dives, blue holes, and more!

   
Blackbeard's has moorings on 250 sites throughout the Bahamas so we can dive without damaging the reefs with the anchor. You can visit Blackbeard's website for more info.

Dive Sights

Parts of the Exumas have been protected for over 30 years, and fishing is banned. Under this protection the reefs have flourished and you'll be amazed by the variety of fish and critters you can see:

SharksSea TurtlesShrimp, Crab, & Lobster
Eagle RaysMoray Eels
Sting RaysGrouperNudibranchs
DolphinsBarracudaTons of Coral
     

Shark Dive

The Exumas are one of the best places to see sharks, so this is your chance to get up close to Caribbean reef, black tip, and nurse sharks. This really is a dive you'll remember forever!

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Topside Activities in the Exuma Cays

The Exuma Cays are home to some incredible, and unique eco adventures that you can experience on a liveaboard! Feed the iguanas on Allen's Cay, snorkel the plane at Norman's, bonfires at Warderick Wells, flora and fauna history hikes to Boo Boo Hill, mangrove snorkels, and cave exploration! Each week, the captain will squeeze in at least one of these neat activities.

Like fishing? Fishing gear is available on board and whatever you catch that's edible is cooked for passengers, or used for sushi. The rest is kept for the shark dive chumsicle. However, you can't fish while in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

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About Blackbeard's Cruises

For over 35 years, Blackbeard's has been showing divers the best kept secret of the Bahamas- the Exuma Cays, southwest Eleuthera, and Little San Salvador. The incredible diving, the camaraderie, and the low price are why Blackbeard's slogan is "Twice the Fun, Half the Cost". You won't get more for your diving dollar anywhere else!

Accommodations

The 65-ft sailboat carries up to 22 passengers in 4 air conditioned, dormitory-style cabin areas. Bunks are 74" in length, with doubles 48" wide and singles 24" to 36" wide. There's a shelf at the end of each bunk where you can store your clothes and other personal items. Each bunk has a privacy curtain, but completely private cabins aren't available. While there isn't a lot of privacy, the fun and adventure more than makes up for it.

Food & Drink

3 complete meals are served daily. Typical American fare is served like baked chicken, pork loin, lasagna, meatballs, plus all the sides and dessert too! There's always fresh fruit for those between-meal snacks, and PB & J. A selection of drinks is always on hand including lemonade, pop, beer, wine, and rum punch.

Dive Facilities

Blackbeard's provides tanks, weights, and belts. There's lots of storage space for dive gear so the boat is always clutter free. There are rinse buckets for regulators and cameras, and there's a dedicated area for camera equipment.

Blackbeard's has an electric 7 CFM compressor. The electric compressor keeps the noise down compared to gas ones. Maybe the most convenient feature for divers is that the compressor is hooked right up to the tank bench. They'll fill your tank on the spot so you never have to switch your system to a new tank.

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Jesse's Experience

"Blackbeard's was my first experience with a liveaboard and while I never thought of myself as a boat person, the staff and setup made it one of the most comfortable weeks of diving I've ever done.

"The diving is fantastic; most are wall dives, thoroughly briefed by an instructor, allowing us to dive both informed and comfortable along gorgeous cliffs filed with life. The weekly shark dive is of course a highlight as it offers the chance to see these beautiful animals up close, but each dive offers encounters with turtles, lobster, octopi, rays, sharks, and hundreds of fish species living on the reefs in abundance.

"The boat itself is very much set up with divers as the first priority. There are dedicated areas for camera equipment, compartments to stow away gear so the boat is never cluttered, and the compressor is hooked right up to the bench where you you sit to put on your gear, meaning that you never have to switch your system from one tank to another.

"Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, but if I'm
not around our whole crew is ready to help. We look forward to
hearing from you!"

- Jesse Lewarne, Divemaster at Water Sports

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Blackbeard's Booking Information

Date:Saturday April 1 to Friday April 7, 2017
Rate:$945.00* (Per Person)
Includes:Accommodations (6 Nights)
All-Inclusive Food/Beverages
Scuba Diving (Includes Tanks and Weights)
WS Bonus:$50.00* Discount (Regular $995.00*)
Free Airport Transfers in Nassau
Extra:Airfare to Nassau
Bahamian Taxes/Fees ($105.00*)
Crew Gratuity (15% is Recommended)
*All prices are listed in US Dollars

Water Sports isn't a travel agent so you'll book directly with Blackbeard's Cruises. Flights can be arranged with Terra Travel Consultants. If you have any questions about how to sign up please give us a call and we can give you answers and point you in the right direction.

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Blackbeard's Cruises
3700-G Hacienda Blvd.
Davie, FL 33314
1-800-327-9600
ws@blackbeard-cruises.com
Terra Travel Consultants Ltd.
1301-69 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M5E 1K3
416-362-1357
terra@on.aibn.com

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check out a long list of answers on Blackbeard's website . If you have any other questiosn please let us know.

Do I need a passport?

Yes, all travellers to the Bahamas need a passport. Book your air tickets with your name exactly as it appears on your passport. You can check out entry requirments here .

Should I arrive in Nassau a day early?

If you can take the time off, it is recommended to travel a day early to ensure you are on island in time for the noon boarding. Recommended hotels can be found here . Jesse will be arriving in Nassau on Friday.

Do we actually sail?

The best time for sailing is from October to April so we shold get to actually sail on our trip.

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Information on this page is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information please call us at 416-488-1000 or email info@watersportsscuba.com.

Photos from www.blackbeard-cruises.com .

 
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