Located in New Providence Island, the snorkeling in Athol Island is known for two nice snorkel dive spots. The best Athol Island snorkeling based on popularity are considered to be Thunderball Reef and Sea Gardens. For a detailed dive site description and printable snorkel dive map, just select a Athol Island snorkeling dive below.
Northeast of Nassau off New Providence Island, the snorkeling at Thunderball Reef is along a shallow reef with excellent visibility. There are feather corals, brain coral, tube sponges, huge elkhorn coral stands and staghorn coral. In the 6 to 30 feet deep waters, keep an eye out for grouper, parrotfish, wrasse, snapper, grunts, french angelfish and Caribbean lobster.
Northeast of Nassau off New Providence Island, the snorkeling at Angelfish Reef offers protected waters with plenty of reef fish. This boat-accessed dive is in 20 foot deep waters. During Angelfish Reef snorkeling, you may encounter grey angelfish, snapper, french angelfish and stingrays among the huge elkhorn coral formations.