Lovers Bay Snorkeling
The 14th most popular snorkel dive spot in Tobago.
Saturday 25 June 2016 06:48 GMT
Northwest of Speyside and southwest of Charlotteville, the snorkeling at Lovers Bay is known for its diverse marine life. Lovers Bay is a secluded dive site within Man O War Bay that is accessed only by boat. During a Lovers Bay snorkeling dive, you may encounter parrotfish, butterflyfish, damselfish, goatfish, sergeant majors, queen angelfish and hawksbill turtles.
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, Lovers Bay is the 14th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Tobago. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Lovers Bay including Angel Reef, Bateau Reef / Aquarium, Little Tobago, Goat Island and Manta Reef.