ST MAARTEN SNORKELING
Use Your Equipment
Always recommended if you have your own gear but if you don’t no worries. On our boat high quality snorkeling gear available in all sizes for free of charge.
Scrub a mask inside of the glass lens with plain white toothpaste to remove dirt. Use a toothbrush to remove any toothpaste stuck in the corners.
Mask Cleaning at Home
Spit into your clean dry mask, rub it around rinse it and go. And of course you can buy many great anti de-fog products in your local scuba shop.
Make sure they not to small (can hurt you in a short time) or not to slack (can give a cramp to your foot)
DO NOT TOUCH anything in the water. Unless you can catch a fish.
Tintamarre Island: one of the most popular snorkeling sites . Almost guaranteed you will bump into some Turtles while you there. Lots of tropical fish and a nice small reef which you can easily access from the beach. A must see one.
Creole Rock: It is amazing rock formations,situated on the French side very rich in tropical fish you’ll feel like in an aquarium. Also many different types of coral encrustation. If you are not a very experienced swimmer don’t go around stay in the leeward side.
Baie Rouge: you can start from the beach very rich in corals and all kinds of fish. Very large site need at least 1.5 hrs to discover all. Also dependable on weather conditions.
Little bay: No corals but an old submarine and a few cannon from the 16 century makes it very special. Artificial reef with many sergeant majors.
Mullet Bay: look out for stingrays or eagle rays coming to visit the bay. Poor in coral rich in Yellowtail Snappers .