Sea Hunt Reef Snorkeling
The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Bahama Island.
Tuesday 28 June 2016 06:42 GMT
East of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Sea Hunt Reef off Grand Bahama Island is known for diverse marine life with schools of tropical fish. This is a boat-accessed reef with coral heads in 6 to 20 feet deep water. It is a strip reef with individual coral heads. During a Sea Hunt Reef snorkeling dive, you may encounter damselfish, french grunts, sergeant majors and snapper among the sea fans and sea plumes. The water depth ranges up to 40 feet.
The Seahunt Reef snorkeling dive site is located about 5.1 miles east of Freeport. It is located at the first mooring buoy to the east of Sanctuary Bay. Since it is located near a tiger shark habitat zone, you may want to check with local dive shops to ensure that the sharks haven't been sighted recently at Seahunt Reef.
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.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Sea Hunt 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, the snorkeling on Grand Bahama Island is very popular due to the clear waters.
Overall, Sea Hunt Reef is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Grand Bahama Island.