Cove Bay Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Saba.

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Off the volcanic island of Saba in the Netherlands Antilles, the snorkeling at Cove Bay offers soft corals and sea whips providing habitat for divers marine life. Keep an eye out for moray eels and parrotfish. This is a deeper water snorkeling dive site that tends to be popular with scuba divers. The mooring buoy is in 40 foot deep water. The coastline drops off steeply and the visibility ranges from 15-25 feet.

The Saba National Marine Park encirlces the island to protect the diverse marine life and coral. Within the coastal areas of the marine park, there are 29 permanent mooring buoys. There are plenty of roads and trails leading to the best snorkeling sites on Saba. While snorkeling in the Saba Marine Park, keep in mind there is a daily usage fee. During the winter months, the water visibility is exception on the leeward dive sites.

To reach the snorkeling on Saba by air, fly into Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB) located on the northeast corner of the island. There are daily flights from St Martin airport (SXM). Alternately, there is a daily ferry from the nearby island of St Marten by both Great Bay Express and Edge Ferries.

Overall, Cove Bay is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Saba.


Local Contact(s):  Saba Marine Park (599) 416-3295; Saba Tourism Office (599) 416-2231; Saba Divers (599) 416-2740; Sea Saba Dive Center (599) 416-2246; Saba Deep Dive Center (599) 416-3347.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Best Season:  Feb. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Rainforest Ecolodge Rendez-Vous; Scouts Place Dive Hotel (599) 416-2740

Luxury Loding:  Cottage Club (599) 419-2486; Willards of Saba (599) 416-2231

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Article Source:   Best Cove Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  17.643035, -63.220879

Date Published:  1/4/2012

Date Updated:  2/27/2019

ID:  23053

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