The Mahoney - Nassau, Bahamas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 25° 05.859 W 077° 18.645
18R E 266966 N 2777754
Quick Description: A shallow water dive to the wreck of a steel steamship which sank during in a hurricane in 1929.
Location: Bahamas
Date Posted: 8/4/2012 5:08:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMF0VT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Crystal Sound
Views: 2

Long Description:
During September 1929, a hurricane (before they start giving them names) hovered over Bahamas causing havoc. (More on this hurricane at the Wikipedia listing.) A 212-foot steel-hulled steamship wrecked off the north coast of what is now known as Paradise Island where the Atlantis Casino is located. To avoid causing problems for other ships, the boat was blown up with dynamite, thus the pieces are strewn across the ocean floor.

The dive is viewed in this video and given in this list of New Providence wrecks.

This location was visited during a glass-bottom boat tour which was after views of the fish (and hoping for a shark - but none were seen). Future visits will need similar pictures from a tour or dive.

Water Type: Ocean

Salinity: Salt

Access: Boat (day trip)

Maximum Depth: 45

Typical Visibility: Good (41-60 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Ship/boat

Underwater Life: Sharks

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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