Want to add a little underwater adventure to your trip to Nassau Paradise Island? How about snorkeling the beautiful coral reefs of The Bahamas!
Coral reefs are truly magical and exciting to explore. Even though they’ve been around for millions of years, coral reefs still only comprise about 0.1% of the world’s ocean floor—and the reefs we see when snorkeling or diving today have been growing for 5,000 to 10,0000 years. Known as the “Rainforests of the Sea”, coral reefs are home to millions of fish, sea slugs, clams, starfish, sea urchins, and turtles, plus many more varieties of underwater life.
Given the rarity of coral reefs, and since they’re home to approximately 25% of all marine life, The Bahamas has a number of conservation initiatives to help keep coral reefs healthy and alive in our pristine turquoise waters. Some of our leading initiatives include The Bahamas National Trust’s Discovery Club, The Nature Conservancy’s Adopt a Coral Reef Program, and The Blue Project, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation. See all of this firsthand by joining a Blue Adventure tour, both fun and educational, and can be booked through the Blue Adventures Planners at Atlantis, Paradise Island.
One of the best features of snorkeling in Nassau Paradise Island is that we have some of the clearest and most beautiful waters in the world making those tropical fish and stunning reefs easy to see. Let’s take a look at why it’s better to snorkel in The Bahamas!