Haps Reef Snorkeling
The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Guam.
Tuesday 28 June 2016 06:35 GMT
Southwest of Guam International Airport in Agat Bay, the snorkeling at Haps Reef in Agat Bay is known for its variety of reef fish. Hap's Reef is located north of Gaan Point in waters from 20 to 50 feet deep. The reef is best accessed by boat and there are moorings available. The best time of day for Haps Reef snorkeling is slack high tide for the highest visibility. Keep an eye out for the plentiful sea anemones.
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 Haps Reef snorkeling dive site is located south of Apra Harbor, and to the north of Agat and Gaan Point.
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, Haps Reef is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Guam.