Southern Bight Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Andros Island.

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Southwest of Nassau in the Bahamas, the best snorkeling off Andros Island is the Southern Bight. The snorkeling off Andros Island is known for its deep blue holes. The blue holes off the coast are in about 20 feet of water and the rim around each is covered with coral gardens. These coral gardens attract reef sharks, stingrays, jacks and barracudas.

A good base for snorkeling on Andros Island is Small Hope Bay Lodge located north of Andros Town on the east coast.

To reach the snorkeling at Andros 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).

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

Overall, Southern Bight is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Andros Island.

Andros Island, Bahamas (photo by Todd Martens)

Andros Island, Bahamas (photo by Todd Martens)

Andros Island, Bahamas (photo by Todd Martens)

Andros Island, Bahamas (photo by Todd Martens)

Southern Bight Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500.

Recommended Book:  "Bahamas Complete Snorkeling Guide" from Lawson Wood

Recommended Map:  "Bahamas Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Seascape Inn, Andros Island (242) 369-0342

Luxury Loding:  Small Hope Bay Lodge, Andros Island (242) 368-2014; Tiamo Resort (242) 225-6871

GPS:  24.215892, -77.614117

Date Published:  1/6/2012

Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  23227

Southern Bight Snorkeling Map


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