Snorkeling Around Calliste

Located within St. George's Parish, Calliste benefits from this area of the island's notably great snorkeling sites.

The coast nearest Calliste is consistently noted as the best spot for snorkeling in Grenada.  Conditions are calm, the typical water temperature of over 75 degrees year round, and there is almost always excellent visibility.  Most people find that they can rent their snorkeling gear from stands along the shore for about $10(USD) or get it free of charge from their accommodations, wade into the waters of any local beaches, and be treated to sites of bright and friendly fish, smooth rocks, and beds of coral.  

If you stick to the beach, however, you'll miss out on one of the most amazing underwater sites in the whole of the Caribbean.  That is the Underwater Sculpture Park, where pieces of art have been placed and coral has begun to grow over it making homes for hundreds of species of sea creatures.  The site is both breathtaking is haunting.  Almost every snorkeling tour guide in the area makes an effort to bring their guests here, and for around $35(USD) per person you can sign up for such a tour.

Snorkeling Sites

If you're ready to explore below the water's surface you might enjoy Morne Rouge Beach. These calm waters are great for families and beginning snorkelers, and often ranks as the top beach to snorkel at on the island. This snorkeling site is situated in northern Calliste.

Glover Island is another place you might enjoy. The waters of the Atlantic Ocean can be rough, so the waters that surround this island should be entered with caution. When you do get the chance to snorkel here, you'll experience conch, turtles, stingrays, and more living within elkhorn and other hard corals.

A third place to consider is Grand Anse Beach. Two miles of snorkeling is possible off this beach, teeming with lobster, shrimp, and many other fish that are common to the area.

A fourth place to go snorkeling is Hog Island. When it comes to snorkeling the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this site is one of the best. A protected lagoon, snorkelers will be able to explore coral beds inhabited by the likes of snappers and grunts. If you're interested, this site is located a short distance away East-Southeast of central Calliste.

Some basic information concerning 4 of the best locations to experience snorkeling in this area are listed here:

Snorkeling Sites Near Calliste
Site Location
Morne Rouge Beach Morne Rouge, 0.6 mi. North of Central Calliste
Glover Island 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Calliste
Grand Anse Beach 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Calliste
Hog Island 2.4 mi. East-Southeast of Central Calliste

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for someone offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you can check with Aquanauts Grenada. Offering snorkeling trips several times weekly, this center encourages visitors to experience the clear, warm waters and unbelievable marine world for themselves. They are located in True Blue Bay, a short distance away South-Southeast of central Calliste.

A second place that offers snorkeling related services is Scubatech Dive Center Snorkeling Gear. ScubaTech allows guests to rent snorkel equipment according to their needs.

A third company worth contacting is Dive Grenada Scuba Centre. Their snorkeling trips typically include visits to Grenada's Marine Protected Area which includes Dragon Bay, Flamingo Bay, and the Underwater Sculpture Park. They're situated in Calliste.

Information concerning 3 places that offer snorkeling related services are shown in the table below.

Snorkeling Services Near Calliste
Name Type Phone Location
Aquanauts Grenada Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (473) 444-1126 True Blue Bay, 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Calliste
Dive Grenada Scuba Centre Snorkeling Tour Operator (473) 444-1092 Morne Rouge, 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Calliste
Scubatech Dive Center Snorkeling Gear Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (473) 439-4346 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Calliste

For more information concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our exhaustive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.

If you've never been snorkeling before, doing so near Calliste will surely have you hooked; and if you are already in love with the sport, this is one destination that will not disappoint. 

 

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