Pigeon Island Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Guadeloupe.
Sunday 14 August 2016 06:30 GMT
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.