St. Lawrence Gap has a lively atmosphere about it, a destination that promotes fun for all; but there is much more to the area than bars and partying. Snorkeling is highly acclaimed in the area, and visitors have the opportunity to do so directly from their favorite beach, or hire a local tour guide to take them out and explore further.
The south coast of Barbados is acclaimed for having some of the best snorkeling on the island, and visitors staying here in St. Lawrence Gap have easy access to all of that. The bay can be shallow during low tide, and the waters are clear and calm, making the are great for snorkeling from the beach, especially for families with children.
Going out a little further, especially if you work with a tour group, you'll have access to healthy and strong coral reef systems that run up and down the coast, as well as multiple shipwrecks sites that can be seen by snorkelers. Most of these are marked by buoys, making it easy for them to be found if you decide to head out on your own. Visitors in this area also have access to two marine parks which allow snorkeling.
If you're looking forward to seeing what's below the surface you should consider a visit to Drill Hall Beach. The rougher waters off Drill Hall beach hide a shallow reef that can be a great snorkeling adventure for snorkels with a little experience. This snorkeling site is located in Bridgetown, easily reached by taxi West of central Saint Lawrence Gap.
Carlisle Bay is another option. This very popular snorkeling site is populated with just as many artifacts as fish. Snorkelers will be able to explore the waters and spot anchors, canons, and shipwrecks that have slowly become part of the underwater environment. As you explore, make sure to keep an eye out for the many tropical marine life that has made
Some basic information concerning 5 of the most popular places where you can experience snorkeling in this area are listed directly below.
|0.8 mi. West of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
|1.7 mi. West of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
|2.7 mi. West of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
|Drill Hall Beach||2.9 mi. West of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
|Carlisle Bay||Downtown Bridgetown, 3.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
If you looking for a place that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you can check with Zed's Snorkeling Trips. Let a pro show you where the best snorkeling in the area can be found when you sign up for a tour with this popular operator. They are located within Inch Marlowe, easily reached by taxi East of central Saint Lawrence Gap.
Another place worth knowing about is Underwater Barbados. All of your favorite watersports are made possible with the help of this tour guide. Snorkeling is just one of their favorites, as they guide visitors to the best sites near Bridgetown.
A third place to consider is Hazell's Water World. In addition to your snorkeling kit, the shop also has swim wear, rash guards, head caps, and safety equipment. They're found within Bridgetown, easily reached by taxi Northwest of central Saint Lawrence Gap.
The following chart enables you to learn some details about 3 firms that provide services related to snorkeling.
|Hazell's Water World||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 426-4043||3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
|Underwater Barbados||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(246) 426-0655||3.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
|Zed's Snorkeling Trips||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(246) 428-7873||Inch Marlowe, 3.7 mi. East of Central Saint Lawrence Gap|
To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out our extensive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Bring your own equipment with you or rent it when you arrive. However you choose to play it, make sure you have plans to head to the sea and experience local marine life for yourself.
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