Rizal Beach Snorkeling
The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in Guam.
Monday 1 August 2016 06:35 GMT
Southwest of Guam International Airport, the snorkeling at Rizal Beach in Agat Bay is known for the coral heads found to the north. During Rizal Beach snorkeling, you may encounter starfish, sea cucumbers, eagle rays, manta rays and clownfish in waters from 10-40 feet deep. There are nice coral heads to be found at the north end of the beach.
While the best snorkeling can be accessed from the beach, some snorkelers enjoy the dive more from a boat. The best time of day for Rizal Beach snorkeling is slack high tide for the highest visibility.
To reach the Guam snorkeling by air, fly into the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) which is located in the middle of the island. The Rizal Beach snorkeling dive site is located south of Apra Harbor and east of Old Wives Beach.
While the dry season is typically January to June, the best snorkeling on Guam is during the months of May through August. The highest water clarity can be found if there is an incoming tide during the morning. While snorkeling in Guam, keep an eye out for green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles and dozens of species of sharks. Overall, there are over 700 species of reef fish and over 300 species of coral on the fringing reefs. Most snorkelers stay within the fringing reef since there is usually a strong current just beyond the reef. There are a couple lesser well-known snorkeling dive sites off the east coast of Guam, which should only be attempted during the local summer months and then only with extreme care.
Overall, Rizal Beach is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Guam.