Near Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island, the snorkeling at Trumpet Reef offers diving with angelfish, yellowtail, grunts and trumpetfish. Many consider Trumpet Reef to have the best snorkeling in Andros. There is plenty of staghorn coral, brain coral and elkhorn coral in the 3-15 foot deep waters.
The snorkeling off Andros Island is known for its deep blue holes. The blue holes off the coast are in about 20 feet of water and the rim around each is covered with coral gardens. These coral gardens attract reef sharks, stingrays, jacks and barracudas.
The Trumpet Reef snorkeling dive site is located about 2.2 miles north of Andros Town on North Andros Island. A good base for snorkeling on Andros Island is Small Hope Bay Lodge located north of Andros Town on the east coast.
To reach the snorkeling at Andros 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).
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Trumpet Reef off Andros Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Trumpet Reef is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Andros Island.