Angel Reef Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Tobago.
Wednesday 3 August 2016 06:25 GMT
East of Speyside off the west side of Goat Island, the snorkeling on Angel Reef is excellent. The Angel Reef snorkeling is best accessed by charter boat. During Angel Reef snorkeling, you may encounter tangs, sergeant majors, trumpetfish, wrasse, grunts, chromis, barracuda, hogfish and nurse sharks. Amongst the sponges and corals, you may also see several cleaning stations. The water depth ranges from 10 to 25 feet deep.
The shallow water reefs surrounding Tobago are very popular for snorkeling. These water are filled with great diversity of reefs, rock pillars, wrecks and extravagant undersea gardens filled with giant sea fans, whips and plumes. The reefs are home to over 300 different species of coral including staghorn, elkhorn, fire coral, brain coral and starlet coral. There are giant tube sponges that also attract numerous angelfish. Generally, there are moderate to strong currents at most snorkeling dive sites, so there are few options for moored snorkeling dive boats.
When considering a Tobago snorkeling trip, keep in mind that, for the Caribbean, there is a shocking change in water temperature with season. February and March are known for the coldest water temperatures (as low as 68F). With the rainy season starting in June, the best months for snorkeling are late April and May.
To reach Tobago snorkeling by air from Europe, fly into Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport (TAB) in Crown Point on the southwest point.
To reach Tobago snorkeling by air from North America, fly into Piarco International Airport (POS) on Trinidad located southeast of Port Of Spain. There is a twice-a-day ferry service (4 hours) and seacat service (2 hours) between Trinadad and Tobago.
The Angel Reef snorkeling dive site can be reached by glass-bottomed tour boat operated by the Blue Water Inn. The dive site is located about 2 miles east of Speyside.
Overall, Angel Reef is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Tobago. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Angel Reef including Bateau Reef / Aquarium, Lovers Bay, Little Tobago, Goat Island and Manta Reef.