Anse Cochon Snorkeling
The 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot in St Lucia.
Friday 18 November 2016 06:28 GMT
On the western St Lucia coast north of Soufriere, the snorkeling in Anse Cochon (Bay of Pigs) is known for a patch coral reef and scattered boulders starting in water five feet deep. The Anse Cochon snorkeling is popular for a chance to see moray eels, sea turtles, trumpetfish, squid and octopus. The dive site is located 1.75 miles southwest of Anse La Raye.
The access to snorkeling at Anse Cochon is via the stairs at the Ti Kaye Resort or by fishing boat.
The Anse Cochon area is part of the Soufriere Marine Management Area, which has two excellent snorkeling areas (Anse Chastanet and Anse Cochon).
To reach the snorkeling on St Lucia by air, you will need to fly into either George Charles Airport (SLU) on the north end or Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on the south end of the island. Since the roads on St Lucia can be in poor condition or even washed out depending upon rainfall, you may want to select an airport close to the set of snorkeling dive destinations you prefer on St Lucia. A rental car is recommended to access the north end dive sites, while a rental is not recommended for the south end.
In addition, there is a ferry called L'Express de Iles that interconnects Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia.
Overall, Anse Cochon is the 3rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 10 snorkeling dives in St Lucia.