Snorkeling Around Manchebo

Manchebo is an excellent destination for snorkelers because so many great spots are easily accessible right from the beach.  This means if you have your own equipment you can pull it out and take a glimpse at what's beneath the surface of the sea at any time.  

This area of the island encourages people with motorized watersports equipment to go elsewhere, which makes it ideal for snorkelers. There are plenty of tour operators who are willing to show their guests where the best sites to see are, so if you are still honing your skills, you'll still have the opportunity to go underwater exploring.  Many tour guides will take you out to offshore snorkeling destinations, but no matter where you end up, the water is typically crystal clear which means great visibility at greater depths.  

Most snorkelers want to know what types of sea creatures they'll encounter in the area.  While it will vary day to day, typically it is barracudas, sting rays, eagle rays, and other brightly colored reef fish that make their home here. Perhaps more important than what you'll see when you visit these waters is what you'll experience.  Snorkelers are often drawn by the escape that clear waters and awe-inspiring sites offer to them, but in order to achieve this you need just the right kinds of conditions.

Aruba has been known for its rather rough waters and windy coditions.  Although this mostly pertains to the island's east coast, it is still important that you survey the area you plan to snorkel to determine if it is safe.  If you have any doubt, or see one too many large waves, don't take any chances.  If you are not confident in your ability to make this decision, one of the tours mentioned here may be ideal for you.  

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to see what's below the surface you should consider a visit to Renaissance Island. The main draw to this private island is not the snorkeling opportunities, but it is certainly a perk. The rock barrier can be rough, so avoid it, but the adult beach has some great snorkeling right from the shore. This snorkeling site is found easily reached by taxi Southeast of central Manchebo.

Check out this table to learn more about 2 of the most popular locations to go snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Manchebo
Site Location
Renaissance Island 3.5 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo
Barcadera Reef 5.9 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo

Snorkeling Services

Blue Melody Snorkeling Rentals

If you looking for a place offering snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you might want to contact Blue Melody Snorkeling Rentals. Offering small group trips, this operator treats its guests to snacks and drinks while they sail to the snorkeling spot. There, they will anchor the boat and turn off the engine so you can enjoy peace and quite as you snorkel and swim in the lagoon of Catalina Bay. They are situated in northern Manchebo.

Another place catering to snorkelers is Aruba Watersports Center Snorkeling. This fun filling trip will have everyone smiling as the boat sails to stunning snorkel sites all around the island of Aruba. Depending on the day, the captain will sail to either Boca Catalina Bay or Malmok reef and the famous Antilla shipwreck site. In both areas, snorkelers of all levels can have a great time in the water, as there are minimal waves and many colorful reefs to explore.

A third company worth contacting is Aqua Windies Snorkeling. What began as a hobby is now one of the top watersports operators on the island. If the crystal clear waters that surround Aruba are calling your name, get in touch with Aqua Windies to book a snorkeling trip with one of their knowledgeable guides. They're located in Manchebo.

The table below shows information concerning 6 firms that provide snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In And Around Manchebo
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Windies Watersports Equipment Shop (297) 583-5669 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Manchebo
Aqua Windies Snorkeling Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (297) 583-5669 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central Manchebo
Aruba Watersports Center Snorkeling Snorkeling Tour Operator (297) 586-6613 2.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Manchebo
Blue Melody Snorkeling Rentals Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (297) 593-1554 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Manchebo
Red Sail Sports Shop Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (297) 586-1603 2.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Manchebo
SEAruba Fly 'n Dive Snorkeling Tour Operator (297) 588-1150 3.1 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo

For more information about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out our exhaustive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.

The waters of Manchebo promote the sport of snorkeling with their great visibility and abundance of friendly sea life. If you've never been snorkeling before, this is a great place to start, and if you have participating in this activity that is both peaceful and exciting all at once, no convincing is necessary – you're probably already making room in your schedule to go again. 

 

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