Central Park Snorkeling
The 8th most popular snorkel dive spot in Andros Island.
Thursday 28 July 2016 06:43 GMT
Southwest of Nassau in the Bahamas, the Central Park off Andros Island is very popular for its several stands of elkhorn coral amongst the larger coral reef. The water depth at Central Park is about 15 feet.
The snorkeling off Andros Island is known for its deep blue holes. The blue holes off the coast are in about 20 feet of water and the rim around each is covered with coral gardens. These coral gardens attract reef sharks, stingrays, jacks and barracudas.
A good base for snorkeling on Andros Island is Small Hope Bay Lodge located north of Andros Town on the east coast. Just off the coast of Small Hope Bay Lodge is Trumpet Reef which has angelfish and trumpet fish in 2 to 15 feet of water.
To reach the snorkeling at Andros 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).
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Central Park off Andros Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Central Park is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Andros Island.