East off New Providence, the snorkeling at Baracuda Shoals off New Providence Island is known for its very colorful and healthy reef. The Baracuda Shoals have a scenic, vibrate reef of hard corals and sponges. It consists of three reefs in a triangle layout. During a Baracuda Shoals snorkel, you may encounter grouper, snapper, barracuda, grunts and several types of filefish in 8 to 30 feet deep water.
This boat-accessed snorkeling dive at Baracuda Shoals is located 12nm east of New Providence, southeast of Rose Island. It is a 20 minute boat ride from the marina.
To reach the snorkeling on New Providence Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). In case you'd like to do some snorkeling on 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 Baracuda Shoals off Nassau, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Baracuda Shoals is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in New Providence Island.