I am so excited to offer snorkelling as part of my underwater marine life experiences in Barbados. I love the freedom snorkelling allows, it is easy to do and with little equipment.

I have found a place to see seahorses whilst snorkelling, previously this has only been possible if you scuba dive which many people can’t do. It opens up a whole new world for those who are less at home in the sea. Previous snorkelling experience is not required but to get the best out of your experience confident swimming ability and ‘duck diving’ technique are good to have.

This is a video of some of the marine life I can show you in Barbados.

The term “duck diving” applies to the technique we use to go from the surface of the water to deeper down. We do this to get closer to what there is to see. It is usually essential for viewing the seahorses up close, because I don’t bring them to you – you have to go to them. Seahorses are not deeper than 14 feet but that can seem a long way down from the surface.

My ethics are no touch and do not disturb. Seahorses are generally very shy creatures and don’t like being handled. I often see pregnant males on the reefs and sometimes with their mates.

For more information please contact me here – lucy@scubachannels.com

Booking a snorkelling trip is perhaps an extravagance when you can snorkel anytime and anywhere you want, but will you see what I see? Do you know what you are looking at or does it just look like sand with bits rolling around on the bottom? Will you spot the seahorse, octopus, scorpion fish or frogfish? And not least can you explain to your children what they are looking at? Most of these creatures are very well camouflaged and need a keen eye and practice to find them. I would love to show you!

Let me take you to where turtles and rays regularly come in search of food and hang out. Green turtles and Southern Sting Rays can often be found in a bay up the west coast of Barbados. Here we will snorkel in shallow water over reef and sand and be able to easily see lots of fabulous marine life. The turtles and rays are pretty used to humans so there is every chance you can get really close; as you can see in my video below.

Turtles and Rays