Off the northwest tip of Long Island in the Bahamas, the snorkeling at Flaming Tongue Reef is known for sea fans, pillar corals and biodiversity. This patchy reef is in water averaging 20 feet deep with visibility up to 50 feet. During Flaming Tongue Reef snorkeling, you may encounter stone fish, scorpion fish, grunts, snapper, moray eels and squirrelfish among the sea fans and sea plumes. This boat-accessed dive site is located about 6 miles from Stella Maris Resort and about a half mile from Cape Santa Maria.
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 Flaming Tongue Reef off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Flaming Tongue Reef is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.