Torrens Point Snorkeling
The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Saba.
Wednesday 27 February 2019 06:24 GMT
Off the volcanic island of Saba in the Netherlands Antilles, the snorkeling at Torrens Point is well known for its marked snorkel trail. The Edward S Arnold snorkel Trail has 11 markers in water from five feet to thirty feet deep. There are small caves, coral, sponges, crevices and diverse wildlife amongst the volcanic rocks. During Torrents Point snorkeling, you may encounter spotted snake eels or octopus. The coastline drops off steeply and the visibility ranges from 15-25 feet.
Torrens Point is located north of Wells Bay on the northwest coast and is marked by Buoy #9 in 23 foot deep water. It is known for northern swells, so make sure to check the surf report.
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, Torrens Point is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 9 snorkeling dives in Saba.