MEDIO REEF, BAHAMAS
LIve Aboard diving with Nekton Cruises.
Medio Reef is an underwater sea mount located on the western edge of the Great Bahama Bank. Medio Reef was discovered by Nekton in the development of the Cay Lobos itinerary. Previously it was a one day stop on the way to Cay Lobos. It has been an immensely popular 1 day stop and after many guest requests, Nekton has developed the Medio reef itinerary to provide several additional days to fully immerse ones self in the wonder that is Medio Reef.
Medio Reef features spectacular shallow diving including mini-walls that rise out of 50 to 60 feet to within 25 feet of the surface. The sea mount is much too large for a single dive and it is possible to make a dive on the plateau and not realize that you are even on an underwater seamount. The plateau is coral covered and features dense fish and pelagic populations of all manners giving the illusion of diving in a tropical aquarium. The miles of edging to the seamount varies from a very distinctive sharp break into a 20′ to 40′ mini-wall with a flat base to rolling and sloping shoulder reefs all of which provides interesting terrain and habitat for the resident biomass.
The relatively shallow diving in gin clear water provides a color experience for all divers and a photographer’s paradise. Because of the easy shooting conditions even newbie photographers will see professional type results. The extreme remoteness and uncharted location has resulted in a virgin dive destination only visited by a few fortunate Nekton guests. Be one of those few to experience Medio Reef.
- Airport transfers from Ft. Lauderdale
- 8 days, 7 nights on the Nekton Pilot
- All Meals and Snacks
- Drinks (excluding soft drinks and alcohol)
- Up to 5 dives a day – A different location each day
- Nitrox Available
- Certified Diver price: $1749
- Limited spots available
Presenting the Nekton Pilot
A revolutionary Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull Liveaboard that offers guests the ultimate smooth ride and luxury accommodations.
The Nekton Pilot offers our popular Bahamas itineraries departing from Fort Lauderdale during the late spring, summer, and early fall months. It offers our our popular Belize Central America itineraries during the late fall, winter, and early spring months.
The Nekton Pilot was designed from the ground up specifically as a SCUBA diving Liveaboard for Nekton by SWACAT Technologies. It was delivered into service for Nekton in the spring of 1994 and was built at a shipyard in Palatka Florida. The Nekton Pilot’s design includes two struts on each side connecting the superstructure to the submerged pontoons that provide bouyancy. This design provides the ultimate in stability by minimizing the waterplane area