Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fantastic Snorkeling in Man o’ War Bay, Great Inagua, Bahamas

Yup, that's the reef right off our stern, a short swim away
Sand diver staring me down

Sun-lit seafan
Matthew Town, Great Inagua, is a great place to check in or out of the Bahamas and pick up some scant provisioning. The real beauty of the island, for us, is Man o’ War Bay in the northwest corner. Coming across the bay, it shallows pretty rapidly from no depth (greater than about 250 feet on our depth meter) to 90 to 80 to 40 to oh-my-God-we’re-over-the-reef. Thankfully, that’s still plenty deep. We pick our way through the reef and anchor in clear sand between the reef and the beach, laying back until our stern is over the corals. Just hop in the water to snorkel! And what snorkeling there is! The reef is scattered the entire length of the beach, so large that we can’t see the entire thing even with a couple of hours in the water. Clear, beautiful, and full of corals and fish, it’s always a treat, yet we’ve never seen another boat anywhere near here. Their loss.

Chris checking out the reef

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