This long, thin island bordering the east side of the Great Bahama Bank possesses many rocky points. Each is covered by combinations of Fire Corals, encrusting sponges, soft corals and light coatings of hard corals.

Combined with this is a wealth of both vertebrate and invertebrate life. Skirting the north coast of Eleuthera is the Devil’s Backbone, a narrow and jagged reef line sitting just inches below the surface. It is the final resting-place of numerous vessels, both sailing craft and motor-driven boats.

Off the northeast coast of Eleuthera is the quaint community of Harbour Island. Only one and a half miles long and a quarter mile wide, the homes on Harbour Island are the Bahamian epitome of the Victorian gingerbreaded style. Clean, friendly, and easy to traverse on foot, Harbour Island gives visitors a taste of the warmth and charm that typify Bahamas hospitality.

Eleuthera’s east coast, the Atlantic coast, is marked by striking combinations of shallow reefs, offshore plateaus and rich fish life. The diving can be thrilling on deeper sites. The larger pelagic life and superb invertebrate growth are a powerful draw for advanced divers.

Part of the same geologic line as Eleuthera is Cat Island, located to the south and slightly west. Topside is the typical out-island scenario of isolated villages and homes, sprawling pine forests, a few historic sites and resorts, reputably great bone-fishing and excellent deep-sea fishing. Again, professional dive operations are limited and are found to the south. Shallow reefs are combined with coral-laden walls off the south coast and a single, yet superb, offshore pinnacle.