SNORKEL THE REEF
Vanuatu is filled with spectacular snorkeling opportunities and we are so lucky to have the reef right outside Turtle Bay Lodge as one of the best of them.
We offer free snorkeling equipment for guests which is available at the bar.
Non- Residents are most welcome to come and enjoy the reef and rent the snorkeling equipment at a nominal fee and then of course enjoy a drink and some lunch on the deck.
Many a guest has climbed out of the water astonished by the variety of coral and fish they’ve just seen. The corals come in every shape, size and colour – bright purple, fluorescent green, orange. Sometimes you’ll happen upon a community of tiny fish that live around a coral. When you go near they all dart into the coral, then gradually come out again as you move away. It can be a lot of fun discovering the world that lives beneath the waves.
Conditions vary, of course. In Vanuatu, we experience a thermocline where the cold fresh water on the surface interacts with the warm salt water underneath, resulting in a hazy effect that often makes people think their goggles are fogged up. Sometimes you need to dive below the thermocline to achieve good visibility but at other times you can see perfectly from the surface.
Remember to occasionally look ‘up and out’ when you’re snorkeling, not just down at the many incredibly brightly coloured fish right below you. That way you’ll also see some bigger fish, turtles and maybe even a dugong if you’re really lucky.
All the pictures you see here are taken here at Turtle Bay Lodge, it’s that good!