Southeast of Bridgetown, the Asta Reef snorkeling dive site is frequented by snappers, stingrays and barracudas. Astra Reef is located offshore of Amaryllis Beach Resort and about 1.9 miles south-southeast of Bridgetown.
Overall, the visibility while snorkeling Asta Reef ranges from 40 feet to 70 feet.
To reach the snorkeling on Barbados by air, use the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is located southeast of Bridgetown on the southend of Barbados. There are regular flights from Toronto, London, Miami, San Juan, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia, Dominica and Port Of Spain. There is a $27.50USD departure tax per person that may be included in the airline ticket, but double-check to make sure. While there is regular public bus service and costly taxi service, it is recommended to rent a car to make use of the good road network to get to the snorkeling dive sites on Barbados. While snorkeling on Barbados, you may encounter one of the many types of turtles including hawksbill turtles, leatherback turtles and green sea turtles. There are a variety of marine life spread around the dive sites such as parrotfish, trunkfish, barracuda, snapper, chub and angelfish among the sea fans and barrel sponges.
Overall, Asta Reef is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Barbados.