The largest island in the Bahamas, Andros is also one of the least densely populated. Among its most remarkable features is the largest number of blue holes, both oceanic and inland, as well as the third largest barrier reef, in the world. With challenging blue holes and cave and cavern systems in conjunction with deep walls just offshore, Andros is at the heart of Bahamian adventure diving.

The island is divided into three areas by what are called bights, and the land is covered with vast tracts of pine forest bordering small seaside villages. To the west lay shallow mangrove and coral flats inhabited by bonefish, grunts, snapper, lobster, crab and a host of other adult and juvenile marine creatures. Skirting the eastern shore is 120 miles of shallow reefs and both vertical and sloping walls stretching from the north to the south end of the island.

Andros is also home to the mysterious Lusca, a dragon-like creature inhabiting landlocked blue holes (sharing space with delicate and reclusive mermaids) and a mischievous forest dweller called the Chickcharnie - or so says local lore. Legends not withstanding, Andros has long been a focal point for divers since it is home to the oldest dive operation in the islands.

To the near north of Andros are the Berry Islands, a classic fishing and diving destination. Currently, there is not an active dive operation here, which is unfortunate since the diving is undeniably excellent, both on shallow reefs as well as on deep walls. Chub Cay has historically been the focus of Berry Island diving. There is little doubt a dive operation will be established on the island in the near future.