Pigeon Island Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Guadeloupe.

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Off the west coast of Guadeloupe, the snorkeling around Pigeon Island is within a national underwater natural park. There are two good boat-accessed snorkeling dive sites. The better snorkeling is along the West Side Reef which is in the Cousteau Marine Sanctuary. The elkhorn and brain coral formations provide habitat to giant sponges, huge seafans, and diverse marine life. The other snorkeling dive site is the North Side Reef off the north end of Pigeon Island. There are massive purple and green sea fans amongst the huge seafans. In both locations, the surf is usally calm with good visibility.

Ilets Pigeon is located west of Basse-Terre and 2 miles sout of Mahaut. It is composed of North Pigeon and South Pigeon Islands.

To reach the snorkeling in Guadeloupe by air, you will need to fly into Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (PTP).

In addition, there is a ferry called L'Express de Iles that interconnects Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Lucia.

Overall, Pigeon Island is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 5 snorkeling dives in Guadeloupe.


Local Contact(s):  Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board +33 (590) 98 86 87; Plaisir Plonge Boat Charter, Malendure Beach +33 (590) 98-8243; Ecotour Snorkeling Guadeloupe +33 (590) 9238.

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

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Hotel Paradis Creole

Luxury Loding:  Auberge de la Distillerie; La Creole Beach Resort; La Maison Creole Guadeloupe

Reference Source:  click here http://www.guadeloupe-islands.com/

Article Source:   Best Pigeon Island Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23459

GPS:  16.168423, -61.791358

Date Published:  1/1/2012

Date Updated:  8/14/2016

ID:  23459

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