One of the delights of being in the Caribbean is the crystal clear warm blue waters, teaming with life, from fish to corrals; from molluscs to turtles; from squid to lobster.
There are many idyllic snorkelling locations around St. Lucia, and Andre knows most of them (if not all!). Some can be reached just with the Saluna Water Taxi, such as the waters in front of the Pigeon Island restaurant, Jambe de Bois, which can be an ideal way to relax with a lazy lunch, followed up with some easy snorkelling in the shallow waters. Just let the food digest first!
When out on one of Andre's fantastic Boat Tours there are many more places to stop and snorkel; some of which are marine national parks, such as at Anse Chastanet, where there is a plateau of 5 to 25ft just off the beach, and snorkellers can experience corals, boulders, parrot fish, goat fish, wrasse, chromis and even barracuda which sometimes swim within the deeper parts of the marine park.
Just around the corner, nestled in between the Pitons is another marine preserve, Jalousie, which clings to the edge of the Pitons, providing yet another ideal snorkelling environment. Take some bread with you (Andre usually has some ready on the boat!), as when first entering the water the local Sergeant Major fish will literally eat it out of your hand...
Just up from Anse Chastanet is Anse Mamin, also known as the 'OCD Beach' (see Day Trips to understand why ;o), where just to the south of the main beach is a great snorkelling area, made from large boulders fallen from the cliff-face there. This has made a very interesting snorkelling location, on-top of a gently sloping sea floor, where the boulders provide cover for a wide range of sea life, including turtles, as shown in the images here.
All the underwater images on this page are from customers of Saluna WaterSports, taken at the locations mentioned.