A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do some diving with Dive Guana on Great Guana Cay. It was my first dive since doing multiple dives over about four to five weeks in the Florida Keys back in October/November.
It was really nice to be diving again, although I was a little disappointed with the quality of the dive. I had expected that the dive would exceed or at least rival my diving in the Keys, which was outstanding. Both the quantity and variety of sea creatures were much less on my Abaco dive than on my dives in the Keys, especially Key West. Also, there was not as much coral present. Now, don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed it. But, it just didn’t meet my, perhaps inflated, expectations.
This was a two-tank dive trip. The first site was a place called Grouper Alley in the Fowl Cay Preserve area. The highlight of this dive was an encounter with a Caribbean Reef Shark. There were domesticated grouper and yellow snapper that followed us around everywhere because they are used to being fed by the dive master. The second site, of Man-o-War Cay, was at a place called The Towers, so-called because of two towering reef formations at the site. There were numerous swim-throughs in this area. Neither site had much current, but there was significant surge present, especially in the swim-throughs.
What follows is a short video of this dive trip (shorter by far than my Keys diving since there just wasn’t as much to record). I think you’ll still enjoy the underwater footage, especially of the shark encounter.