Stella Maris Resort Club is a scuba diving resort on Long Island in the Bahamas. Long Island is 80 miles long and is considered one of the Out Islands. The resort has 27 accommodations that range from ocean front room, apartments, cottages, bungalows, and 4 bedroom villas. Each room has Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Some accommodations at Stella Maris Resort Club come complete with a small fridge and kitchenette while others may have a full kitchen. So, this area was a former plantation and transformed in 1963. Moreover, this northern end of the island has the highest point at Breezy Hill at 230ft above sea level. Enjoy our blob article on Diving the Bahamas with Max Gilbert
Stella Maris Resort Club Diving
Stella Maris Water Sports is the onsite scuba diving center. They do both day dive trips and night dives. So, they have rental gear and provide scuba instruction from referrals to full open water dive certifications. Some of the local dive sites include Grouper Valley, Shark Reef, Poseidon's Point,
and Barracuda Heads
. As for wreck diving, you can dive the purposely sunk 110ft long freighter Comberbach
. More importantly, while staying at Stella Maris Resort Club you can endlessly explore Conception Wall
which starts at 40ft and goes down to 6,000ft and filled with life. Above all, Long Island is the home of Deans Blue Hole.
Here, you can snorkel around or dive the deepest known blue hole in the world and is 663ft deep and 250ft in diameter.
Attractions and Activities
In the main club house at Stella Maris Resort Club, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have the Moonshine Beach Bar &Grill near the Stella Maris marina. So, they have many slips, but 8 that can take up to a 100ft long boat. The resort has 3 pools and 2 of the rental villas have their own pools. Erna’s natural pool is actually a tidal pool that gets very low when the tide is out. At Stella Maris Resort Club you can go kayaking, paddle boarding, explore a cave at Deadman’s Cay, or go game fishing. You can visit Sandy Cay where Pirates of the Caribbean: “Deadman’s Chest” was filmed.
You can also take a short hop over to Starly Cay and see swimming pigs or stay at the resort and watch the Seahawks as they go about their daily activities of fishing on the fly or keeping wild iguanas in line.