Culloden Bay Snorkeling
The 19th most popular snorkel dive spot in Tobago.
Saturday 9 July 2016 06:50 GMT
North of Scarborough and northeast of Plymouth, the snorkeling at Culloden Bay is known for diverse marine life in a sheltered bay. There are plenty of old coral reef formations covered with living corals. While snorkeling Culloden Bay, you may encounter filefish, trumpetfish, grouper, wrasse and blue chromis. On the shore-accessed or boat-accessed snorkeling dive, keep an eye out for some old anchors, too.
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.
The Culloden Bay snorkeling dive site is located approximately 1.5 miles north-northwest of Coopers Town.
Overall, Culloden Bay is the 19th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Tobago.