North of St Joseph near Castaways Beach on the west coast of Dominica, the snorkeling at Coral Gardens is popular for its diverse marine life. With a maximum depth up to 15 feet, the Coral Gardens has sting rays and moray eels along with colorful anemones. The Coral Gardens are located near Castaways Beach. After a long day of snorkeling at Coral Gardens on Dominica, try grabbing a cool drink at Chez La Doudou Beach Bar in Salisbury Beach, Papillote Rainforest Restaurant near Wotten Waven or Rogers Bar in Scotts Head.
To reach the snorkeling on Dominica by air, fly into Melville Hall International Airport (DOM), which is located east of Portsmouth and northeast of the, capital Roseau River. In addition, there is a ferry called L'Express de Iles that interconnects Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia.
While snorkeling on Dominica, there are over 200 fish species including batfish, squid, frogfish, seahorses, flying gurnards, moray eels, stingrays, sea turtles and whales among the hard and soft corals with plenty of sea fans. The best snorkeling in Dominica is from May to July for high water clarity and calm surf. If you are looking for a good snorkeling tour or snorkel gear, you can try checking out either Cabrits Dive Centre in Portsmouth or Dive Dominica in Rosseau. As a side note, keep in mind that none of the Dominica snorkeling dive sites are particularly good for beginners or young children.
Overall, Coral Gardens is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Dominica.