Pirates Cathedral Snorkeling

The 7th most popular snorkel dive spot in Abacos Islands.

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At the northern end of the Abacos, the snorkeling at Pirates Cathedral is popular for its clear waters. There are several natural caverns and arches that some advanced snorkelers will swim through. During a Pirates Cathedral snorkeling dive, you may encounter French Angelfish and Grouper. This boat-accessed dive site is located northeast of Walkers Cay and northwest of Tom Brown Cay. It is a 15 minute boat ride from Walkers Cay marina. It is known for open water surf conditions in 25 foot deep water.

To reach the snorkeling at Pirates Cathedral, 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). Note: If you are coming from Miami, there may even be a direct flight to Abacos Island Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH) on the weekends. AThere are regular flights from Florida (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) into Marsh Harbor Airport (MHH) on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).

Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Pirates Cathedral off the Abacos Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).

Overall, Pirates Cathedral is the 7th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.


Local Contact(s):  Bahamas Tourism (242) 322-7500; Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbor (247) 367-2787; Brendals Dive Center (242) 365-4411.

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

Recommended Map:  "Abaco Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Abaco Inn, Hopetown; Conch Inn Resort; Lofty Fig Villas

Luxury Loding:  Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbor; Treasure Cay Beach Resort; Green Turtle Club Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Anglers Restaurant, Marsh Harbour

Reference Source:  click here http://www.abacoescape.com/Snorkel/AESnorkeling.html

Article Source:   Best Pirates Cathedral Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24254

GPS:  27.266936, -78.387434

Date Published:  3/4/2012

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  24254

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