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.