The Marina at Emerald Bay Echo – October 2013

BELLINGHAM FLOATING DOCKS make life easy at Emerald Bay Marina. Wide aluminum ramps make docks easily
accessible (even with golf carts) and adjust automatically to tidal fluctuations of two to four feet. (Photo courtesy of Susan Wyatt)

GET QUALIFIED AT OUR MARINA DIVE CENTRE – Emerald Bay Marina offers diving lessons at 9 a.m. every day except Sunday. According to Dive Master/Manager Lennox Trusty, the course includes a 20 minute video plus a lecture by the dive instructor. This is followed by a practical demonstration in the marina’s special dive training pool based on the basic skills of the student. Trusty notes that the “skills and learning speed of each student will vary. One doesn’t have to be the greatest swimmer, but you have to have some kind of aquatic ability, such as the ability to float” Among the topics also covered are diving physics, what you will see underwater and what you should not touch or do underwater, diving equipment usage, skills needed for diving plus hand signals. Students are required to fill out a medical questionnaire. In the event any of the questions are answered with a “yes” a doctor’s clearance to participate is required. The dive centre is located just to the east of the main marina building and is open every day except Sunday.

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY MARKED – We thank the number of marina guests who joined our staff Saturday, Sept. 21, to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day and join in the fight for a healthy ocean.

OUR 90,000 GALLON DIESEL FUEL CAPACITY is unmatched by any other marina provider in the Exumas. In addition to
the low sulphur diesel fuel, we also have a gasoline capacity of 25,000 gallons (Photo courtesy of Emerald Bay Marina Photo)

UPGRADING OUR FUEL SERVICE FACILITY – As the principal waterfront marine fuels supplier on Great Exuma, we are well aware of the importance of offering clean low sulphur fuels to our yacht clients in a timely manner. To provide continued service to the marine community, we are undergoing an exhaustive overhaul of our entire fuel supply facility. Our 90,000 gallon dockside diesel capacity is unequalled anywhere in the area. This supply is further enhanced by an additional 25,000 gallon tank for gasoline. The fuel “farm” facility is getting a new catwalk and steps, plus all tanks will be reconditioned, repainted, and thoroughly cleaned. The project is expected to be completed by early October.

CHECK OUR NEW WEBSITE – With the majority of folks now sourcing internet info on their mobile smartphones, the old-style websites do not adapt so well for viewing. In answer to this we have completely redone our website to fit mobile device formats. Check us at We have also recently launched our Facebook site: “The Marina at Emerald Bay” and invite our readers to check us out and don’t forget to click “like” while you’re there. Yes, comments are invited!

REDUCED GUEST RATES AT SANDAL’S EMERALD BAY, GREAT EXUMA, BAHAMAS – As a special accommodation to our marina guests, a long list of reduced rates for use of the adjacent Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas, has been developed. These include low rates for various day passes ranging from a simple two hour lunch pass to a full day pass. In addition, marina guests get special low rates for use of our 18-hole, par 72 Greg Norman-designed golf course including a golf cart. No passes are needed to visit the resort’s noted Red Lane ® Spa and Fitness Centre, where marina guests can select whatever service or activity they wish. Complete details on these various rates and services are available now at the marina registration desk where guests will also find a video presentation highlighting the various Luxury Included® amenities of the resort, marina, and golf course.

SEE US IN FT. LAUDERDALE – We look forward to meeting many of our captain and crew friends at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Shown Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 at the Bahia Mar show site. You can find us in the Captain’s Hideout located in Bahia Mar Hotel Staterooms A & B adjacent to the south show gate. The Captain’s Hideout is the perfect place for professional captains and crew to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the show, providing complimentary refreshments and free wi-fi access throughout the day. The Marina at Emerald Bay is pleased to join DockWalk Magazine and other major players in the marine industry in sponsoring and exhibiting at the Hideout. To register in advance, go to

MARINA STAFF 100% EFR CERTIFIED – Every member of the marina team has now completed the Emergency First Responder training required by all employees at Sandals Resorts facilities. In addition to training in CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation), and AED (Automatic External Defibrillation), the course also included a thorough range of first aid procedures. All personnel are required to qualify and be recertified every year.

DO WE HAVE A FULL-SERVICE SPA? BUT OF COURSE! Our nternationally amous Red Lane ® Spa and Fittness Center is
a great place for our yacht visitors to simply unwind or get themselves reinvigorated. (Photo courtesy of Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas)

Redefining what’s In among the “Out” islands

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