Southeast of Freeport and Lucaya Beach, the snorkeling at Treasure Reef off Grand Bahama Island is very popular for diverse marine life among elkhorn coral, brain coral and sea plumes. The boat-accessed Treasure Reef snorkeling dive site is located southeast of Lucaya. While snorkeling at Treasure Reef, you may encounter snapper, grunts, sergeant majors and goatfish. In this spur and groove reef formation the waters from 5 to 15 feet deep.
A good place for an apres snorkeling drink is at Smith Point on Taino Beach.
To reach the snorkeling at Grand Bahama Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Florida (Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale) directly into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). Alternately, there is a high-speed ferry from Ft Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island known as the Balearia Bahamas Express (3 hours) that runs six days a week. It departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and heads to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. The Treasure Reef dive site is located 5 miles east-southeast of Freeport.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Treasure Reef off Grand Bahama Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F). If you happen to be snorkeling at Tiger Beach, keep in mind that it is called that since the area is known for its tiger shark population.
Overall, Treasure Reef is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Grand Bahama Island.