North of Bridgetown on Barbados, the snorkeling at Batts Rock Beach is popular with both beginner and advance snorkelers. There are smooth gentle water sections and rolling surf areas. Look for the fringing reef with a dome-shaped reef in the shallows. The gorgonians and hard corals provide habitat for reef fish. The best Batts Rock Beach snorkeling is to the south side.
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.
The Batts Rock Beach snorkeling dive site is located about 2.7 miles north-northwest of Bridgetown.
Overall, Batts Rock Beach is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Barbados.