In 1995 The MV Ocean Exlporer became the first Bahamas liveaboard to offer Nitrox, Trimix, and Bluehole Cave Diving Expeditions.Ocean Eplorer expedition teams have explored, surveyed, and studied over 25,000 feet of virgin cave passage, marking the discovery of some of the deepest and most extensive marine caves known.
These world class cave and wall diving sites, and the continuing search for more will be the focus of our upcoming expeditions.Onboard blending of Nitrox allows safe repetitive diving for open water and stage decompression for the technical divers.Trimix blending is key for deep cave and wall diving during our TEK trips.
We will be offering technical education in controlled environments specifically chosen for training. Warm water, no current, 100-foot visibility, and safety dives make for a relaxed enjoyable introduction of technical diving.Nitrox, Extended Range, Trimix, and Cavern & Cave Diving. Please call our office to find out more about our technical diving schedule and rates.
Blue Hole DivingBlueholes are one of the world's last unexplored frontiers; a unique environment with a unique ecosystem that may have remained little changed for over 150,000,000 years. Their exploration over the past 25 years by underwater cave explorers has barely scraped the surface of what can be learned from their depths. Already they have yielded vital information on past world climates, on geological and hydrological relationships within limestone banks, and on structure and specification of living organisms within stygian habitats. Their exploration, in both physical and scientific terms forms one of the greatest adventures in submarine exploration.
The Andros Expeditions cruise the East Coast of Andros Island, based on the MV Ocean Explorer. They explore marine cave and cavern systems near Mangrove Cay and South Bight (scene of the George Benjamin and Cousteau expeditions of the 1970's) where Bejamins Bluehole and Exley's Boling Hole are found. Then we head Far South to dive the deep systems of Atlantis, 4 Shark and Lusca's Breath. These stunning offshore Blueholes have evolved into isolated coral reefs due to the rich nutrients of the tidal exchanges. This stimulates dense lush coral formations and supports an unusual quantity of sea life. This is a real pleasure for cavers decompressing and for free divers due to their shallow depths. These spectacular ocean holes offer an enlightening experience for the cavern diver and a challenging technical dive for even the most seasoned cave diver. Upon return to the South Bight, we gear up for the grand finale, "Stargate". An experience you will never forget!
We will be offering technical education in controlled environments specifically chosen for training. Warm water, no current, 100-foot visibility, and safety dives make for a relaxed enjoyable introduction of technical diving. Nitrox, Extended Range, Trimix, and Cavern & Cave Diving.