Bimini Road Snorkeling
The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Bimini Islands.
Friday 12 August 2016 06:42 GMT
Off the northwest side of North Bimini Island, the snorkeling at Bimini Road offers a glimpse at the mysterious underwater road. In 20 foot deep water, there are cut limestone blocks arranged in 2 six feet wide by 200 feet long formations. The Atlantis Road, as locals call it, boat accessed dive site is located north of Alice Town and Paradise Point. The Atlantis Road snorkeling dive site is located about 0.8 miles to the north of the middle of North Bimini Island and west of North Point off Bimini Bay Hotel. Keep in mind that the water clarity can be variable due to the nearby sand flats. After a hot day of snorkeling at Bimini Road, try checking out The Compleat Angler for a cool drink.
To reach the snorkeling at Bimini Islands, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into Bimini Island on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). 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). While there is a small primative airstrip on the desolate South Bimini Island, most visitors arrive via sea plane to North Bimini Island near Alice Town (Chalk's Seaplane Terminal). Occasionally, there are flights on United/Silver Airways from Ft Lauderdale, Florida, into the Bimini Islands.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Bimini Road off Bimini Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F). Also, you may encounter hammerhead sharks that frequent North Bimini Island from January to March.
Overall, Bimini Road is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Bimini Islands.