Off the south side of South Bimini Island, the snorkeling at Sapona Wreck is known for the half submerged wreck. The 270 foot long Sapona Wreck provides habitat to soldierfish, grunts, nurse sharks and turtles in shallow water up to 12 feet deep. The boat-accessed wreck is in two pieces and is located southwest of Turtle Rocks which is 2.2 miles due south of Port Royal on South Bimini Island (30 minute boat ride). After a hot day of snorkeling at Sapona Wreck, try checking out The Compleat Angler for a cool drink.
To reach the snorkeling at Bimini Islands, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into Bimini Island on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). 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). While there is a small primative airstrip on the desolate South Bimini Island, most visitors arrive via sea plane to North Bimini Island near Alice Town (Chalk's Seaplane Terminal). Occasionally, there are flights on United/Silver Airways from Ft Lauderdale, Florida, into the Bimini Islands.
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Sapona Wreck off Bimini Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F). Also, you may encounter hammerhead sharks that frequent North Bimini Island from January to March.
Overall, Sapona Wreck is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Bimini Islands.