(click on the photo above for a 360° outdoor view of Current Cut)
Current Cut is a very fast and strong current in a narrow 100 yard wide cut, reaching depths up to 60 feet, between Eleuthera at Current Settlement and Current Island. This “drift dive” is popular with divers and considered by some to be one of the top dive sites in the world. The water moves at speeds up to 10 knots. Divers drift and tumble through Current Cut in about 10 minutes on average. A wet suit is recommended to avoid scrapes with coral. Incoming tide is preferred as the waters can be quite turbid. Sea fans cover the rock bottom with many holes along the way harboring a variety of fish. If you are not familiar with diving Current Cut, you should contact a local dive shop on Eleuthera before attempting the dive -- this is not suited for casual divers.
For Landlubbers, watching the dark blue water rush through like a fast moving river between the slower moving shallow turquoise waters of the Current Cut is mesmerizing -- the colors are so clean, vibrant and alive. Whether you dive or not, Current Cut and its surroundings are definitely worth seeing when visiting Eleuthera.
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