Diving off the yacht into crystal clear warm Caribbean waters, blending into the fish world and the underwater nature. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the most fascinating coral reefs still alive in the world today, while on the affordable catamaran sailing yacht SV Sunsational.

Located among the calm and shallow Abaco Sea, the Abaco Islands feature easy diving in colorful environments. The coral reefs here are pristine and protected, giving them the added benefit of healthy marine life. They are also quite shallow. Consequently, this is a great place for beginners to get comfortable in their fins.

Don’t worry. Advanced divers will have plenty to explore as well. Tidal currents have formed coral caverns and tunnels over the years. These are great for experienced cavern divers and intermediate divers looking to try their first enclosed experience.

There are also a couple of shipwrecks dating back to the American Civil War in the 1860s. While the wooden hulls of these ships have disappeared, treasure hunters can still spot cannons and other debris.

Keep in mind that spearfishing or collecting organisms while scuba diving is prohibited.

Diving in the Bahamas is best from November to May when the most sharks are in the area. June to October is hurricane season and best avoided.

There are hundreds of dive sites around the Abaco Islands and new sites are being explored every season.

If you’re here for the shark diving, don’t miss Shark Rodeo of Walker’s Cay. Dozens of Caribbean reef sharks show up to feast on the provided bait. With normally clear water, this makes an excellent dive to try out your videography skills.

Coral-lovers will appreciate many of the dives in the area. The Towers, Coral Caverns, Wayne’s World and The Cathedral are all sites to look out for. And if you love big fish, be sure to check out Grouper Alley and Tarpon Wall.

Finally, the scattered remains of the San Jacinto and the USS Adirondack are sure to interest wreck divers.

Famous Pirates #6: Henry Every "Long Ben" (English, 1653-unknown)

Every began his naval career in the British Royal Navy. He served on various ships before he joined a venture known as the Spanish Expedition Shipping in 1693. He became pirate captain through mutiny, leading to his renown as one of the most feared and successful pirates of the Red Sea. Though he didn’t take many ships, the two that he did capture were among the finest in the Indian Ocean (one of them being India’s treasure ship, bulging with gold and jewels). Upon his great wealth (he was the richest pirate in the world), Every retired - but he continued to be hunted far and wide, and his true whereabouts at the time of his death remain unknown.

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