Firstly, Antigua is not known as a snorkeling destination. We walked in at Half Moon bay to snorkel at the Pineapple Beach Resort and saw only small sparse fish, a lone ray and that was it. We were hoping for more at this recommended reef and it delivered. We did not see…
We enjoyed snorkeling the reef. It is not off the beach, you will need to take a boat. I have not found good snorkeling off the beach in Antigua yet. Cades Reef was very good.
You have to take a cab then hire a boat to get to this reef. Very nice with larger fish. We saw huge schools of fish and a huge barracuda. No sharks this trip but the locals say there are plenty with no attacks on snorkelers.
Our group of 5 snorkellers hired a small cat to take us to the reef where our skipper led us on a snorkel around the reef, followed by a free swimming snorkel.
The water is rough and compared to other locations that are accessible by car, this isn't the best place. We went to Pineapple beach and the snorkelling there was amazing, tons to explore and not far from shore at all. We wouldn't go back here.