While the Northern Exuma Cays are only 30 miles from Nassau, land-based dive operators are too far away to dive this area. You can experience truly virgin diving. The Exumas have walls starting in as little as 40′, as well as drift, reef, and shark dives. There is a large blue hole located between Nassau and the Exumas. For over 40 years, much of the northern Exumas has been a National Underwater Park with no fishing, spear fishing or collecting allowed. Because of these laws, there are miles of undersea gardens in which coral, sponges and fish abound. Turtles, rays and sharks are seen regularly on most dive sites.