Snorkeling in the Bahamas

Snorkeling can be enjoyed almost anywhere with clear waters. The only place you need permission to swim is off private beaches.
b You should seek professional advice before taking off into the deep. It matters little where you might be staying; even on the most remote of the Out Islands there will always be someone available to warn you about the currents or other dangers at any given spot.

Jean Michel Cousteau Adventures
If you’re really interested in a snorkeling vacation, arrange a stay at one of the hotels participating in the Jean Michel Cousteau “Snorkeling Adventures” program. It’s a great value. For $98-$99 you can “immerse yourself into an exciting new world of wondrous corals and colorful fish....” Unlock the secrets of thousands of miles of coral reefs, more than 700 islands, and over 100,000 square miles of ocean.... Receive snorkeling instruction by trained professionals on guided excursions, a snorkeling instruction book, reference books and a custom T-shirt. And, within 10 days of your return home you’ll receive your very own set of US Divers Limited Edition Jean-Michel Cousteau diving mask, fins, snorkel and gear bag. You’ll also receive a personalized certificate from Jean-Michel Cousteau welcoming you to the exciting new world as well as the Snorkeling Guide To Marine Life and the accompanying Underwater Identification Cards.” Participating Out Island hotels are listed throughout the book and in the At a Glance section. Your travel agent can book the program for you or you can book it yourself through the Bahama Out Island Promotion Board, Phone 800-688-4752, fax 954-475-8354,

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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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