Southeast of Nassau off Long Island, the snorkeling at Deans Blue Hole is a unique experience. Deans Blue Hole is a collasped ceiling of an underwater cave system. This shore-accessed dive is known for great visiblity. When snorkling at Deans Blue Hole, you will start in 5 feet of water and then look down into a 600 foot deep pit to see tarpon, jacks, turtles and maybe a porpoise. The snorkeling is good all year-round since the small bay is protected by a fringing reef.
The Deans Blue Hole is also quite popular with pro free-divers who are descending deep into the dark depths. It is located about 2.9 miles west of Clarence Town.
To reach the snorkeling at Long Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). When flying into Long Island, the main airfield is Deadmans Cay Airport.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Deans Blue Hole off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Deans Blue Hole is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.