The myriad of islands located in what used to be known as buccaneer country, the Caribbean Sea provide an ideal holiday for most of us. The area lure scuba divers, snorkelers, surfers and honeymooners The islands enables you to combine adventures with leisure such as relaxing under a lush palm tree at the sandy beach while sipping a drink, get a massage or going to a Caribbean style beach party. You can also spend your time learning to sail, taking a guided or solitary walking tour into the pristine wild life, renting a boat, going cliff diving, exploring the many historical buildings and expand your knowledge about this areas rich history – a history filled with friendly encounters as well as the pirates of the Caribbean. Travellers from all around the world consider, Nanny Cay as a place when you want an adventure as well as for winding down and leaving all stressful thoughts behind.
Nanny Cay is a good Caribbean destination for scuba divers. Nanny Cay is positioned in the beautiful Caribbean Sea and enclosed by a very large number of islands, islets, caves and reefs. It is considered a part of the West Indies, a name that originates from Christopher Columbus since he thought he reached Asia when he named the area after leaving Europe in the name of king, country and exploration.
Nanny Cay is offering scuba divers clear waters and outstanding visibility which creates an underwater paradise beloved by dive lovers and under water videographers. The waters surrounding Nanny Cay is calmer then the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea isn't affected much by tidal forces. The water temperature in the waters surrounding Nanny Cay are always pleasant and the average water temperature is 75°F / 24°C, this combined makes for great diving. The Caribbean Sea was in the past famous for piracy and wreck diving enthusiasts will find an abundance of ship wrecks resting on reefs and sandy bottoms. If you are planning to dive for a longer period of time or to larger depth you might prefer to use a full wetsuit from December to March, the water is warmer during April and November and a short wetsuit is enough during this period. All through the summer, from the start of May to the end of October, its warm enough to allow you to dive without a dive suit and if you prefer even without any clothes at all due to the tropical water temperature. The currents in the Caribbean Sea are counter-clockwise. Water enters the Caribbean Sea via the Lesser Antilles, the water is warmed by the climate in the area. It then exits through the Yucatan Channel and is the called the Gulf Stream
The Caribbean’s has a dramatic history and the numerous islands were created by volcanoes, when molten rock streaming from cracks in the earths surface was being cooled of by the sea. The waters around Nanny Cay are full of coral reefs that have been the home of for generations of calcium carbonated based corals that created the reefs. A coral needs a suitable surface to attach it self on, the lava stone around Nanny Cay is perfect for this purpose. As one coral polyp dies its skeleton is used by other coral polyps to attach them selves on this process repeated over countless generation causes coral reefs to grow to massive sizes. Coral reefs develop best in warm waters such as the waters surrounding Nanny Cay. The waters in this area are ideal for polyps to form coral reefs, due to the very high visibility. A high visibility combined with the sunny weather means that the corals get all the light the need and the sunlight feeds the corals and allows them to grow. The coral can't transfer sunlight to energy, instead they form relationship with several types of microscopic algae that photosynthesise for them. This is just one example of the complexity of the marine world. The water around Nanny Cay is bustling with marine life. The water allows you to dive with an abundance of fish as well as all kinds of hard and soft corals and sponges. You can also encounter larger animals, such as the great white shark.