Southeast of Nassau and northeast of Long Island, the snorkeling at Southhampton Reef off Conception Island offers the chance to see the remains of a 1812 wreck. This boat accessed dive site has waters ranging from 5 to 25 feet deep with up to 70 foot visibility. It is located off the north side of Conception Island. The snorkeling on this barrier reef is good all year-round.
To reach the snorkeling at Long 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). When flying into Long Island, the main airfield is Deadmans Cay Airport.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Southhampton Reef off Long Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Southhampton Reef is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in Long Island.