This post is a version of the article in the Digital Magazine Sol y Mar Magazine 'Bahamas'. The text and photos are property of Dr. Martín Aróstegui. To view the complete article, as well as the latest numbers of Sol y Mar Magazine, please click and see issue # 10 (November-December 2011).
The beautiful coral formations, abundant sea life and crystal clear waters, make the Bahamas my favorite place to dive and spearfish. Every summer, I take my boat across the Florida Straights to the island of Bimini. In this Island, only 50 nautical miles from Miami the entire family can enjoy the sport s of diving and spear fishing. We can always find plenty of places in shallow water to dive. My favorite fish are the hogfish, groupers and snappers. I also try to schedule my trips in August, when the lobster season is open. In the Bahamas you are allowed to shoot the lobsters using a Hawaiian Sling. It is important to remember that you are not allowed to use spear guns or tanks while spear fishing in the Bahamas, only the Hawaiian Sling. While diving in the Bahamas, we also gather some conch, which are difficult to clean but very good to eat. I personally prefer cracked conch and conch fritters. If you don’t know how to clean conch, you can always find some one at the dock that will clean them for you at a very reasonable price. It is very important that your boat be in excellent running condition in order to make a safe crossing. This year we had a wonderful trip, as the photos speak for themselves.
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