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                                              Andros

                     
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Andros Island, known affectionately as the 'Big Yard', proudly sprawls 2300 square miles in the Atlantic ocean. A giant among the Bahama isles, it is the largest island in The Bahamas and the fifth largest island in the Caribbean measuring 104 miles long, and 40 miles wide at its widest point. While Andros is made up of three major islands, North Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros, interestingly, it is the least densely populated. There are a little more than six thousand people living along the eastern coastline in the three major settlements of Nicholls Town and Andros Town on North Andros, and Congo Town, on South Andros.

Holding the distinction as the Bonefishing capital of the world, Andros is also well known among scuba divers and snorkelers. The island's third-longest barrier reef, measuring over 140 miles, and its numerous fresh and saltwater blue holes, have drawn the likes of such well known divers as Jacques Cousteau. The island is infamous for the Canadian native who died trying to break the Guinness world record for deep diving. You can also find the deepest blue hole dive of recorded history on this island.

The beauty of this island is only confirmed by the unique flora and fauna found. Andros boasts over 40 kinds of wild orchids, rare birds, wild boar, and the largest native terrestrial vertebrate, a species of iguana weighing over 20 pounds and measuring over four feet long.