Cotton Bay Snorkeling

The 16th most popular snorkel dive spot in Tobago.

On the west coast of Tobago, the snorkeling at Cotton Bay offers diverse marine life to observe. Cotton Bay, also known as Celery Bay, is a boat-accessed snorkeling dive site. During a Cotton Bay snorkeling dive, you may encounter fairy basslets, chromis, and cardinalfish.

The shallow water reefs surrounding Tobago are very popular for snorkeling. These water are filled with great diversity of reefs, rock pillars, wrecks and extravagant undersea gardens filled with giant sea fans, whips and plumes. The reefs are home to over 300 different species of coral including staghorn, elkhorn, fire coral, brain coral and starlet coral. There are giant tube sponges that also attract numerous angelfish. Generally, there are moderate to strong currents at most snorkeling dive sites, so there are few options for moored snorkeling dive boats.

When considering a Tobago snorkeling trip, keep in mind that, for the Caribbean, there is a shocking change in water temperature with season. February and March are known for the coldest water temperatures (as low as 68F). With the rainy season starting in June, the best months for snorkeling are late April and May.

To reach Tobago snorkeling by air from Europe, fly into Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport (TAB) in Crown Point on the southwest point.

To reach Tobago snorkeling by air from North America, fly into Piarco International Airport (POS) on Trinidad located southeast of Port Of Spain. There is a twice-a-day ferry service (4 hours) and seacat service (2 hours) between Trinadad and Tobago.

Overall, Cotton Bay is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Tobago.

Cotton Bay Snorkeling Map

FULL SCREEN

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Tobago Tourism (868) 639-9543; Eco Divers (868) 639-8729; Tobago Dive Experience (868) 660-4888; Undersea Tobago (868) 631-2626; Tobago Day Cruiser (868) 639-4221.

Recommended Book:  "Tobago Dive Guide" from Solomon Baksh

Best Season:  Apr - June

Base Camp:  Kariwak Village Holistic Heaven; Acajou Hotel, Grande Riviere; Coblentz Inn; Blue Waters Inn; Johnston Apartments, Store Bay

Luxury Loding:  Hilton Tobago Resort; Le Grand Courlan Resort (all-inclusive, adults-only); Crown Point Beach Hotel

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Breakfast Shed, Port Of Spain

Reference Source:  click here http://www.tobagoscubadiving.com/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  24519

Cotton Bay Snorkeling Map

 ACCESS FULL DIVE GUIDES

Our one-step registration gives you instant, unlimited access to all of our printable snorkeling guides worldwide.

For snorkeling at Cotton Bay in Tobago, our printable snorkeling dive guides offers dive descriptions, maps, lodging suggestions, driving directions, levels of difficulty and points-of-contact.

SIGN-IN REGISTER