Antigua Snorkeling
On Crystal Clear Waters

Antigua Snorkeling is famous worldwide. It is known that Antigua features 365 beaches, one of every day of the year. Together with sister Barbuda Island they form the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda are located on the extreme northeast of the Caribbean Sea, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean creating great conditions for surfing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving and all kind of water sports.

The marine life surrounding Antigua Island is awe inspiring

The marine life surrounding Antigua Island is awe inspiring

Many coral reefs

Both islands are surrounded by well preserved coral reefs. The water temperature averages about 80F or 25C, making these islands a perfect venue for all kind of water sports.

The waters are so clear that visibility sometimes fluctuates from 50 to 140 feet. The variety of fish and all kind of marine life is awe inspiring. There is a well-known spot where you can see the Andes, a merchant ship that sank in these waters in 1905.

The place where it lays is called Deep bay, but don’t be mislead by the name the waters where the ship wreck is located is less than thirty feet deep.

Jumby Bay is one of 365 beaches of Antigua

Jumby Bay is one of 365 beaches of Antigua

Pigeons Point

Located at Falmouth Harbor, a few minutes’ drive from Admiral’s Inn features calm waters and white sands. When the Cruise Lines are in town, it may be somewhat crowded. The place is great for snorkeling.

Dickenson Bay

This is one of the islands finest Caribbean Beaches. It is located north of St John’s. Besides snorkeling in shallow waters, families with small children can enjoy the wide strip of white sand and the clear waters great for swimming and playing with the kids.

Paradise Reef

Located north of Dickenson Bay, this is a mile long coral garden of incredible beauty. For a fee you can be taken from here to some of the uninhabited islets like Prickly Pear Island, where you may snorkel at your leisure enjoying your day as long as you want.

Antigua Snorkeling

Half Moon Bay on the Atlantic shores of Antigua

Half Moon Bay on the Atlantic shores of Antigua

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Antigua is located east of English Harbour; this is in many tourists eyes the most beautiful of Antigua Beaches. The Atlantic Ocean’s waters are rough, therefore ideal for surfers. But, the big reef protecting the beach is also ideal for snorkelers.

Johnson’s Point

Located in the southwestern tip of Antigua near the Jolly Harbour, this beach offers the solitude desired. It opens up to the Caribbean Sea. Even though there are no beach services, if you bring your own equipment, you will enjoy the clean and unspoiled waters full of schools of tropical fish in a rainbow of colors.

Darkwood Beach

Located south of Jolly Harbour it is great for snorkeling. The waters are so clear that visibility is very high. The only minus is that since it is a tourist zone, it may be overcrowded, especially when ships are in town.

Long Bay

It is located in front of the Atlantic in the far east of Antigua. The shallow waters provide for very good snorkeling around the stunning coral reefs.

Antigua Snorkeling is among the Things to do in Antigua one of the most popular.

For more visit Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Website

Map of the Caribbean showing Antigua location

Map of the Caribbean showing Antigua location

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The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.

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