Bimini, a scant 48 miles off
the U.S. coast, has held held the spirit of
rum-runners, smugglers, pirates, escaped slaves
and marooned sailors close to its heart for
centuries. This free-wheeling frontier charm
is found in a natural surrounding that absolutely
overflows with life. Bimini is known for some
of the finest sportfishing in the Caribbean,
tremendous shallow reefs and deep wall dives.
And, although Biminis residents
can here the contemporary words and beats being
pumped out on Miamis radio waves, this
Atlantic retreat holds the feeling of the most
remote Bahamian out-island.
In a single word, the great appeal Bimini holds
for divers, is fish. Bimini is one of the fishiest
of the islands, largely due to the combination
of deep water and shallow banks that surround
its shores. The shallow waters and the mangrove
flats create a perfect juvenile nursery, while
the deep waters invite the larger adults.