Experienced snorkelers should have no difficulty exploring the reefs on their own, and we recommend asking the locals where you rent your boat to direct you to their favorite dive spots. Please remember to anchor only in sandy areas and never over a reef, so as not to damage the fragile coral.
One of the best snorkeling spots on the island is a short walk up Long Bay Beach to Bita Bay, where a reef juts out from shore to provide a safe and convenient snorkeling experience for beginners and experts alike. There is also great snorkeling from shore in shallow water reefs right off North Pointe Beach, a short golf cart ride up to the north end of the island. Just remember the cardinal rule “Never Dive Alone!”
To schedule a scuba diving trip while you are staying with us, contact Brendal's Dive Center: www.brendal.com
OR Fanny, our caretaker, is happy to arrange this for you when you are here.
To schedule a snorkeling or skin diving trip, contact either Sherlin Russell or Lincoln Jones:
Lincoln Jones | http://www.go-abacos.com/lincoln/index.html
Famous for his all-day Manjack Cay outings, Lincoln Jones offers fantastically fun “reef parties” which include a morning of fishing (all bait and tackle provided) and snorkeling, followed by an elaborate beach party cook-out featuring your freshly caught fish, lobster (in season) and a sip of rum punch (or three). While not recommended for true hardcore anglers, Lincoln’s expeditions are very popular, so make your reservations as soon as you are able.
Sherllin Russell | Sherllinbahamas@gmail.com
Sherllin Russell at the Other Shore Club (across from Linton’s dock on Black Sound) offers wonderful, personally guided fishing, diving and snorkeling trips – including diving for lobsters, beach picnics and general exploring – all in your rental boat (his motto is “Your boat, my time”). If you’d like, he’ll even cook your catch back at your cottage – or out on a secluded beach. You can find him making fresh conch salad at Pineapple’s most evenings (be sure to ask for a lesson on how to clean a conch).
Again, Fanny, our caretaker, is happy to arrange snorkeling or skin diving for you when you are here.