Nags Head Reef Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in St Kitts.
Saturday 13 August 2016 06:21 GMT
At the southern tip of St Kitts south of Basseterre, the snorkeling at Nags Head Reef offers the chance to snorkel with sea turtles and eagle rays. The rocky shores result in excellent visibility. During Nags Head Reef snorkeling, you may also encounter parrotfish and stingrays over the fire coral and sponge covered rocks. The dive site is located 7 mile south east of Basseterre.
After a long day of snorkeling at Nags Head Reef in the hot sun, stop by Shipwreck Beach Bar in South Friars Bay for a cool drink.
To reach the snorkeling on St Kitts by air, you will need to fly into Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) near Basseterre. There are regular flights from New York, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Charlotte and Puerto Rico on American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
During St Kitts snorkeling, you will find that the visibility usually ranges from 40 feet to 90 feet. The surface water temperature ranges from 85F in the summer to 75F in the winter. While snorkeling, you may encounter angelfish, damselfish, barracuda, snapper, grunts, grouper, jacks, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. Before entering the water, make sure to look out for jellyfish that are common to these waters.
Overall, Nags Head Reef is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.