Blue Holes: Andros Island Bahamas

When thinking of a place to swim, this body of water is most attractive, compelling and captivating!  The deep blue water might persuade you to jump right in, however, swim with caution.

What’s a Blue Hole?

blue hole is a large marine cavern or sinkhole, which is open to the surface and has developed in a bank or island composed of a carbonate bedrock (limestone or coral reef). Blue holes typically contain tidally-influenced water of fresh, marine, or mixed chemistry.

What is inside a Blue Hole?

Offshore flooded caves, so-called ocean blue holes, are extensions of the sea, subject to the same heavy tides and host to many of the same species found in the surrounding waters. Inland blue holes, however, are unlike any other environment on Earth, thanks largely to their geology and water chemistry.

Where is the Blue Hole in these photos?

Andros has the highest concentration of Blue Hole in the world.

Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas (100 miles long and 40 miles wide) and one of the least explored. Fresh Creek Andros is a good place to explore Captain Bill’s Blue Hole, where you can enjoy a picnic and a cooling swim. The way from Fresh Creek is also a nice 6 miles bicycle ride.

 

 

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