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. That is the , 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.
If you want to explore below the water's surface you should consider a visit to 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 found within northern Calliste.
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 site 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 want to check it out, you'll find this site located a short distance away East-Southeast of central Calliste.
The chart right below enables you to get more details concerning 4 of the most popular places to enjoy snorkeling in this area.
|Morne Rouge Beach||Morne Rouge, 0.6 mi. North of Central Calliste|
|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|
If you looking for someone offering snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other services, you should check out Aquanauts Grenada. If you snorkel with them in the morning, you'll get to visit to sites, but the afternoon trip ony takes you to one. All trips include your guide, gear, a vest, fruit punch, rum punch, and fruit. They are found within Bamboo, a short distance away South-Southeast of central Calliste.
A second place that offers snorkeling related services 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.
The table right below enables you to get some details about 3 companies that provide snorkeling services.
|Aquanauts Grenada||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(473) 444-1126||Bamboo, 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|
|Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(473) 439-4346||1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Calliste|
For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our comprehensive 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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