Rose Island Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in New Providence Island.

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East of Nassau in the Bahamas, the snorkeling off Rose Island is well known. The best snorkeling near Nassau is in these reefs surrounding Rose Island. Nearby, there is also excellent snorkeling in Booby Rock Channel and Gambier Deep Reef, where you may find shallow underwater wrecks.

To reach the snorkeling on New Providence Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). In case you'd like to do some snorkeling on 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).

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling off Rose Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Rose Island is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in New Providence Island.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Bahama Divers, New Providence (242) 393-5644; Stuarts Cove Snorkel Tours (242) 362-4171.

Recommended Book:  "Guide to Grand Bahama And Freeport" from Blair Howard

Recommended Map:  "Providence Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Comfort Suites Paradise Island

Article Source:   Best Rose Island Snorkeling Review

GPS:  25.088514, -77.236161

Date Published:  12/25/2011

Date Updated:  3/8/2017

ID:  23082

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