Slowly forming over hundreds of years, Ben's Cavern has become one the most popular inland diving destinations on Grand ... More
Slowly forming over hundreds of years, Ben's Cavern has become one the most popular inland diving destinations on Grand Bahama. Located within the 40-acre Lucayan National Park, this inland cavern developed centuries ago when the level of the sea was much lower than it is now. Divers entering this 50-ft.deep pool are able to explore the cave in safety without losing quick access to the cavern opening above. Navigate through the stalagmites and stalactites to cross through the halocline, a transition zone of cool fresh water to warmer salt water. Guided dives can be arranged through UNEXSO . There is a parking area near the cavern opening and a staircase that leads to a dock where divers can begin their journey.
Ben's Cavern left me wanting more and Round Rock Beach was beautiful but boring after paying a taxi 100.00 USD to get there. But on the upside Unexso Dive shop does offer a cave dive in the clearwater caverns which have been explored 6 miles into the underwater cave system. So if you Scuba dive ask them about a guide trip I did not have time to do it but that would have been worth the trip
We visited Ben's Cavern as part of a kayak trip through the Lucayan National Park. Our guide was "Ben", the gentleman who discovered Ben's Cavern.
The kayak trip down the river was pleasant and graceful through the mangroves. The gentle current was enough to move us along using the paddles for stearing. No need to rush. At the end of the river we came to shore. From there is was about a half-mile or so hike to Gold Beach. Our tour package included lunch and it was waiting for us when we arrived.
After lunch was a nature hike through the 5 eco-systems that live within the park. Throughout the hike, Ben was an unforgettable guide providing stories about the area and facts about the local fauna and wildlife in the park.
Don't miss this tour if you're a fan of the outdoors or nature.
As if the hike to the caves wasn't scary enough (the hand-built walkway "bridge" was very unstable and made every step feel dangerous), the stairway down to the cave was even scarier! One wrong move...and you could drown or get hurt in that cave! Not a safe place for children or the elderly! As soon as you get there, I guarentee, everyone including yourself will ask aloud "that's it?" Soon as you step in, you look around, you walk right out. Next door is a gorgeous beach called "Gold Rock", which isn't even a good place to hang out. This area is strictly/only good for the scenery, and nothing more. But...if you just have to see it for yourself...
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