Snorkeling Around Sainte Marie

Despite its location on the Atlantic coast, Sainte Marie is a well-loved destination among Martinique's snorkelers thanks to the healthy beds of coral reef that exist here.

Martinique is blessed with a gorgeous underwater scene, and thanks to visibility that reaches up to 100 feet even snorkelers can see some of the deep coral walls and the homes of marine animals that prefer to stay closer to the bottom of the ocean.  Sainte Marie fits this description and also benefits from the warm water temperatures that tend to stay above 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. 

If you've got your own snorkeling gear, of you're staying at one of the in the area that offers it free of charge for guests, make sure to bring it along anytime you head to the .  There will almost always be at the very least sea grass where colorful little fish hide out looking for food.  

When you want to make absolute sure you see the best underwater sites, you may want to sign up for a snorkeling tour.  Some offer the service, and if they don't specialize in tours for snorkelers, they may let you ride along with them when they head out for a dive excursion.  At the very least, you should be able to rent your snorkeling gear for between $15 and $20(USD).

Snorkeling Sites

If you want to explore what's down below you might enjoy visiting Plage de Cosmy. Flourishing gorgonians is what makes this snorkeling site so intriguing, not to mention the easy access from the shore. This snorkeling site is found a short distance away Southeast of central Sainte Marie.

The chart right below provides you with a few details concerning one of the best places to enjoy snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Sainte Marie
Site Location Island
Plage de Cosmy 2.5 mi. Southeast of Central Sainte Marie Martinique

For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" read this comprehensive Caribbean snorkeling article.

There is plenty of snorkeling to be done in Martinique and this town is one that is usually pointed to for its great coral and clear conditions.  If you're staying in Sainte Marie you'll definitely want to make sure to spend some time under the sea.


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