Majuro Atoll Snorkeling
The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Marshall Islands.
Wednesday 5 September 2018 07:02 GMT
In the Republic Of The Marshall Islands, the snorkeling at Majuro Atoll is popular for the snorkeling inside and out of the barrier reef. Pronounced “ma-dro”, the Majuro Atoll is known for waters with high visibility up to 100 feet.
Northwest of the airport, the Calalin Pass snorkeling spot is frequented by spotted eagle rays, green sea turtles and gray reef sharks. Due to the current, plan on a drift dive or try just before slack tide.
Also, northwest of the airport, the Calalin Island snorkeling has beautiful coral heads on the lagoon side of the island. There is plentiful reef fish including anglefish and triggerfish. Keep an eye out for butterflyfish, eels, octopus and sharks.
North of the airport, the snorkeling on the lagoon side of Ejit Island is well known for various wrecks. The sunken wrecks include World War 2 landing craft, a tugboat, jeeps and various trucks. There is a nice coral reef head marking the central location of the wrecks.
While Marshallese is the official language, many of the locals also speak English. The best season for snorkeling is the calmer summer months from May to September.
To reach the snorkeling at Majuro Atoll, you will need to fly into Majuro Atoll International Airport (MAJ). The main flight is serve by the infamous United flight 154 between Honolulu and Guam, which stops at several islands along the route. This flight operates 3 days a week including Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you'd like a view when landing, make sure to get a seat in Rows 1 to 10 with preferably Seat A. Should you make use of United flight 154, keep in mind that it runs between Honolulu (HNL) to Majuro in Marshall Islands (MAJ) to Kosrae (KSA) to Pohnpei (PNI) to Chuuk (TKK) and then Guam (GUM), so plan to stop at one or more of the islands overnight for some snorkeling, too.