Snake Bay

Scuba diving at Snake Bay

SKILL LEVEL: OPEN WATER AND UP

From Scuba Do it is about a 40 minute drive to Snakebay. Drive in the direction of Westpunt and turn left towards st.Michiel at the traffic lights at the Centrum supermarket. From here you follow the signs for Watersport Appartments. Snakebay is located here.

You can park your car at the parking lot and get yourself ready for the dive here as well. Walk down the slope to the beach and swim towards the blue line. The drop off starts at 7 meters.

 

Turn left when reaching the blue line! On the right is nothing but sand. The recommended diving depth is between 16 and 30-40 meters on your way down. You can dive along the upper edge of the reef at about 10-12 meters on your way back. At 11 meters lies a traffic sign that shows your way to the exit. You can start your savety stop here and swim back to the beach.

The reef is hilly and you find mushroom shaped formations of boulder star corals, stove pipe sponges and brown tube sponges. You can see swarms of creole wrasses and blue tangs, lettuce sea slug, various kinds of cleaning shrimps. If you are lucky you can spot Tarpon or green sea turtle.

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