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Sea Star II - Bahamas

Sea Star II is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Freeport, Bahamas. This dive site has an average rating of 5.00 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 91-100ft/28-30m. The average visibility is 81-90ft/25-27m.

The Sea Star is a 173 ft Italian freighter that was deliberately sunk in 2002. She sits in about 90 ft deep, and is split into two sections by Hurricane Frances, making it very easy to penetrate her hold. The layout of the wreck is pretty open. There are many options at varying levels, from hanging out on the decks, swimming around the hull, and several penetrations. The wreck is populated by several schools of various grunts and snappers. There are also schools of bar jacks swimming above it.

The Seastar is another, more recent addition to the ships sunken to bolster sea life in the area. Originally, she was one of the most perfect ships to visit in the islands. When she was put down, she came to rest beautifully upright with her bow high on the reef and her stern sitting deeper on the sand. She looked like at any moment she might just decide to stop this underwater nonsense and head back to the surface. Unfortunately, she was also hit hard by the hurricane that moved Theos, but she didn’t fare as well. Because of her snooty bow high positioning which put her only 60 feet deep and too close to the surface, when the winds and waves came, she was broken in two amidships and now lies separated where her cargo hold (the weakest point) originally held her together. She’s still a beautiful dive with the break creating a massive swim through which is often filled with grunts and snappers as well as the occasional barracuda..

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j1mbr0wn - 9/07/2012 9:24 AM
Rating Added: 5

This is an awesome wreck. If you want to read about my last visit, I’ve written a short article on it called Diving the Wreck Sea Star in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

This wreck is loaded with reef fish. There were a few larger nassau groupers as well (read about the "crane operator" in my article.) I always run out of air too quickly on this dive.