Fort de France is the largest city in the French West Indies, and there are plenty of historical and cultural attractions to keep visitors busy. Despite all there is to see and do on land, it is important not to forget to look to the sea for some equally as important natural beauty. Snorkeling is a great way to make this happen.
If you want to go it alone, you'll find that most of the area's beaches will do just find, and the conditions are almost always right. Around the island, water temperatures average over 80 degrees and visibility can reach up to 100 feet. Some parts of Diamante have currents that make snorkeling there a poor idea, but Fort de France Bay is sheltered enough that you shouldn't have any trouble.such as
Look through this table for a summary list of 2 of the best places where you can go snorkeling in this area.
|Pointe du Bout, 3.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
|Anse Mitan||Pointe du Bout, 3.7 mi. South of Central Fort de France|
The following table provides you with some information regarding a place that provides snorkeling related services.
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(069) 672-5928||Pointe du Bout, 3.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France||Martinique|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this extensive Caribbean snorkeling article.
Checking out the underwater world that surrounds Fort de France is just as important as exploring on land. Make sure you bring your snorkel kit every time you hit the beach because chances are once you've done it once you won't be able to resist snorkeling every body of water that you encounter here.
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