Best Grand Bahama Island Snorkeling Dive Spots

Grand Bahama Island has 11 snorkel dives.

Located in Bahamas, the snorkeling in Grand Bahama Island offers over ten good snorkel dive spots. The best Grand Bahama Island snorkeling based on popularity are considered to be Silver Point Reef, Deadmans Reef, Treasure Reef, West End Bay, and Buddha Heads. For a detailed dive site description and printable snorkel dive map, just select a Grand Bahama Island snorkeling dive below.

Featured SNORKELING SPOTS

Silver Point Reef

South of Freeport off Silver Point Beach, the snorkeling at Silver Point Reef off Grand Bahama Island offers plentiful marine life. Overall, the snorkeling on Grand Bahama Island is very popular due to the clear waters. There are great coral beds for snorkelers to explore at Silver Point Reef.  MORE INFO

Deadmans Reef

Northwest of Freeport on the western shore of Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Deadman's Reef offers plenty of marine life inside the barrier reef. The barrier reef is located several hundred feet offshore and is a good dive site for strong snorkelers.  MORE INFO

Treasure Reef

Southeast of Freeport and Lucaya Beach, the snorkeling at Treasure Reef off Grand Bahama Island is very popular for diverse marine life among elkhorn coral, brain coral and sea plumes. The boat-accessed Treasure Reef snorkeling dive site is located southeast of Lucaya. While snorkeling at Treasure Reef, you may encounter snapper, grunts, sergeant majors and goatfish. In this spur and groove reef formation the waters from 5 to 15 feet deep.  MORE INFO

Sea Hunt Reef

East of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Sea Hunt Reef off Grand Bahama Island is known for diverse marine life with schools of tropical fish. This is a boat-accessed reef with coral heads in 6 to 20 feet deep water.  MORE INFO

Gold Rock

East of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Gold Rock off Grand Bahama Island is known for great coral beds. This boat-accessed snorkeling destination has a spur and groove reef formation. During a dive, you may encounter squirrelfish, blue chromis, stingrays, starfish, tilefish and butterflyfish among sea whips, sea plumes, sea fans and lettuce coral.  MORE INFO

Blackbeards

South of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Blackbeards offers plenty of star coral, sea fans and sea plumes. The water depth averages 30 feet deep with 40 foot visibility. At this boat-accessed dive site, there are three mooring buoys.  MORE INFO

Pillar Castle

South of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Pillar Castle is known for 2 big pillar coral formations. The two large pillar coral structures are located on either side of the mooring buoy in twenty foot deep water. This boat or shore accessed dive site has some surf but little currents. During Pillar Castle snorkeling, you may encounter grunts, snapper and moray eels.  MORE INFO

Rainbow Reef

South of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, the snorkeling at Rainbow Reef is popular for its star coral and elkhorn coral formations. This boat or shore accessed snorkeling dive site is in 15 foot deep waters. During Rainbow Reef snorkeling, you may encounter sergeant majors, grunts, goatfish and jawfish.  MORE INFO

Travel Tips

To reach Grand Bahama Island by air, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. There are regular flights from Florida (Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale) directly into Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) in Freeport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner). Alternately, there is a high-speed ferry from Ft Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island known as the Balearia Bahamas Express (3 hours) that runs six days a week. It departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and heads to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.