Snorkel Guidelines

For all snorkelers:

  • You are within a Marine Park and must abide by the rules. Please do not touch or remove anything from the water other than recent trash (as animals may live in old stuff), and avoid contact with coral (as it is a living organism and may result in its death).
  • When kitting up, find a shallow sandy area (free of sea grass and/or coral) to put fins and masks on in an effort to avoid harming marine life.
  • While snorkeling, you should avoid shallow areas (2ft or less).  These areas usually produce waves, which may result in the snorkeler having direct contact with the reef.
  • Being in salt water, you can float; therefore refrain from standing anywhere as you may damage coral with your fins. Avoid standing in rubble, sea grass, and coral areas. If you have to stand, only stand in sandy areas and look where your feet go!
  • If you see other snorkelers standing or touching the coral, please inform them that they should not do so, as they are damaging a living organism.
  • There is usually minimal boat traffic or currents, but snorkelers should proceed with caution at all times, especially when hearing a boat engine.