Southeast of Nassau and northwest of Great Exuma Island, the snorkeling at Wax Cay Cut is considered to be the best in the Exuma Cays. During Wax Cay Cut snorkeling, you may encounter turtles and reef fish among the large healthy coral reef. There is a pretty strong tidal current in the cut, so you might consider a drift dive as the tides change, but watch for the pass through sharks.
The Wax Cay Cut is located between Wax Cay and Little Wax Cay. The best way to access the Wax Cay Cut snorkeling is via a private boat or a live-aboard charter. At this boat-access dive site, the water depth ranges from 5 feet to 40 feet.
To reach the snorkeling at Exuma Cays, 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). The main airport at Exuma Cays is the Exuma International Airport (GCT). Note, it is sometimes possible to fly commercial air from southern Florida into Great Exuma Cay, such as the United/Silver Airways flights from Ft Lauderdale to Georgetown. The capital city of Georgetown makes a good base.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Wax Cay Cut off Exuma Cays, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Wax Cay Cut is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Exuma Cays.