Andros and Little Cayman Reef
Andros is the largest island of the Bahamas, is home to the third largest barrier reef in the world. At just over 140 miles long, the island reef provides numerous opportunities to observe undersea life at its most brilliant. The shore side of the reef is quiet, calm, and semi-deep (8 feet). Perfect for the beginning diver. The ocean side of the reef should be attempted by an expert only.
HISTORY- Spain claimed the Bahamas after Columbus' discovery of the islands. His first landfall in the Western Hemisphere was on the Bahamian island of San Salvador. The Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, came on a Spanish charter and spent four months exploring the Bahamas in 1499–1500.
ACTIVITIES- They hold a lot of festivals. You can also go snorkeling and scuba diving.
LOCATION- The Andros Barrier Reef is approximately 200 km from the Joulter Cays in the north South Cay in the south.
Little Cayman Reef
Little Cayman is a small island that arguably hosts some of the best dive spots in the world such as Bloody Bay and Jackson Point. With about 50 different dive sites. A diver can achieve a level of experience that is hard to find anywhere else. This island offers sea plumes, coral gardens, and many different species of tropical fish.
HISTORY- Columbus discovered the islands in May 1503 when severe winds pushed his ships off course. He noted that the sea was full of turtles, so the islands were originally named Las Tortugas.The first settlement was on Little Cayman when turtle fishermen set up fishing camps in the 1600s.By the early 1900s, several hundred people lived on Little Cayman, exporting phosphate ore, coconuts and marine rope.