A playground for sealife
Nestled in the seabed just off Staniel Cay, this plane sits in just 6 feet of water and makes a fantastic spot for scuba and snorkeling.
Quite unlike any other wreck dive in the Bahamas, the remains of this plane sits in shallow water just off the coast of Staniel Cay. It now acts as an artificial reef, attracting a variety of different fish and marine life.
Guests on a luxury yacht charter can easily snorkel the remains of this plane, which is thought to have been sitting on the sandbanks since the 1970's.
The plane has a sordid history, as it was once used as part of a drug-smuggling ring between the USA and the Bahamas. It was overloaded with cargo, and it came down on a night with poor visibility, missing the runway by several miles. However, it's not to be confused with Pablo Escobar's drug plane, which sits just off Norman's Cay.
The wreck is a short cruise from Staniel Cay and is typically frequented by A-list travellers and explorers
Now populated by various species of fish and coral, exploring the compartments of the submerged plane makes for a truly kaleidoscopic experience.
Ideal for beginners and more experienced snorkelers, the plane is a mere six feet below the waterline. Remarkably warm and bright, the water is perfect for swimming in.
Truly the preserve of yacht charter guests, the wreck is a short cruise from Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Head to the Yacht Club for a cocktail afterwards, or a stroll along the white sand beach.
The Staniel Cay Plane Wreck