The Marine Protected Area is home to our favourite snorkelling sites in Grenada. Our trained guides give you a full snorkel safety briefing on the dive boat before entering the water. They will also brief you on points of interest and fish species you may see whilst snorkelling.
The Underwater Sculpture Park is a major snorkelling attraction in Grenada. It was the first of Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater gardens to be created, and widely acclaimed as the first of its kind. The snorkel site is now listed as one of National Geographic’s 25 Wonders of the World. Local sculptors have added to deCaire’s original collection and the snorkel park promotes fascinating conversations about the history and culture of Grenada.
The sculptures cover an underwater area of around 800 square metres, and are placed in sand patches and gullies between natural rock formations. Perfect for snorkelling, they sit at depths of 5-9 metres – easy to view as you float above. Confident snorkelers can dive down for a closer look.
We have two vibrant and stunning coral reef snorkel sites in the MPA as well. Your professional snorkel guides will brief you and assist you with donning your snorkel equipment on the boat. Enter the warm tropical water and you will be amazed at the variety of colours and fish life.
Dragon Bay and Flamingo Bay are home to some of our prettiest Caribbean fish species. Snorkelers will swim through shoals of sergeant majors; delightfully watching the colourful reef fish flutter around the healthy corals.
Sponges, sea fans and rock formations make for an interesting snorkelling experience. You may also see eels, turtles and stingrays as you glide through the clear water. The top of the reef system sits at around 2-5 metres deep – easily viewed from above.
When snorkelling in Grenada we recommend you wear reef safe sun screen. It is becoming clear from scientific research that the old-style sunscreens we use are extremely toxic to the marine environment – even in small quantities. We give complimentary applications of reef safe, non-toxic sunscreen to all our snorkelers. It is also available to purchase at our dive shop.
After your snorkelling tour, you may be interested in getting even closer to nature. Check out our 1/2 day PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course – a fun introduction to scuba diving.