Snapshot Reef Snorkeling

The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in San Salvador.

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Southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas, the snorkeling at Snapshot Reef on San Salvador is known for a patchy coral reef in sand flats. The Snapshot Reef snorkeling is located southwest of Cockburn Town on the west coast. It is a boat accessed dive site in 10 to 20 foot deep water with visibility up to 80 feet. While snorkeling Snapshot Reef, you may encounter yellow stingrays, snapper, angelfish, grouper, parrotfish, blue chromis, damselfish, trumpetfish and yellow goatfish, though many snorkelers consider the main attraction to be its macro marine life.

To reach the snorkeling at San Salvador, 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 traveling to San Salvador by air, you can use the Cockburn Town Airport.

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Snapshot Reef off San Salvador, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Snapshot Reef is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 6 snorkeling dives in San Salvador.


Local Contact(s):  Nekton Diving Cruises (954) 463-9324; Cruzan Charters (305) 858-2822; Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500.

Recommended Book:  "Bahamas Complete Snorkeling Guide" from Lawson Wood

Recommended Map:  "San Salvador Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Luxury Loding:  Riding Rock Resort (242) 331-2631

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Snapshot Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  24.037528, -74.529201

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  8/20/2016

ID:  24203

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