Turtle Bar Reef Snorkeling
The 5th most popular snorkel dive spot in St Kitts.
Friday 5 August 2016 06:53 GMT
On the southwest side of St Kitts south of Basseterre, the snorkeling at Turtle Bar Reef is popular for its namesake sea turtles. The water depth ranges from 15 to 40 feet deep.
After a long day of snorkeling at Turtle Bar Reef in the hot sun, stop by Shipwreck Beach Bar in South Friars Bay for a cool drink.
To reach the snorkeling on St Kitts by air, you will need to fly into Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) near Basseterre. There are regular flights from New York, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Charlotte and Puerto Rico on American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
During St Kitts snorkeling, you will find that the visibility usually ranges from 40 feet to 90 feet. The surface water temperature ranges from 85F in the summer to 75F in the winter. While snorkeling, you may encounter angelfish, damselfish, barracuda, snapper, grunts, grouper, jacks, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. Before entering the water, make sure to look out for jellyfish that are common to these waters.
Overall, Turtle Bar Reef is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in St Kitts.