Although Alabama’s limited coastal region compared to other states on the Gulf of Mexico, snorkelers from across the globe flock to the Alabama Gulf Coast for beautiful public beaches exciting snorkel spots. See the Gulf Shores water yourself with one of the full-service dive shops located near our Anchor Vacations rentals. Want to go snorkeling, but you never learned how? No problem! Down Under Dive Shop’s professional staff will teach you proper snorkeling techniques, safety tips and information about Gulf Shores’s aquatic life.
Kick-off your snorkeling adventure by boarding Down Under’s 46’ custom Newton Dive Vessel. Your two-hour snorkeling excursion will visit about 30 popular snorkeling locations. The Down Under friendly staff is happy to cater the trip to your needs, so you have the best possible experience. If you have an area in mind that you’re dying to see, let the staff know! Keep in mind; water conditions vary from day to day. No two snorkeling trips will ever be the same.
There are many accessible snorkeling spots for those not looking to use a boat. One popular spot is The Alabama Point jetties at Orange Beach. Guests can see crabs and other marine life near the rocks. This location also has picnic tables, restrooms and outdoor showers. Another site to visit is the Whiskey Wreck. The wreck is only 150 yards off the beach and Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Cafe. The water is shallow enough for snorkelers, but many divers choose to visit this location at night. Professionals say that diving the Whiskey Wreck at night is best because of the marine life that retreats there for safety. Lastly, Perdido Pass is a quick drive east. This snorkel spot is about 200 hundred feet off of the public Johnson Beach.
Unlike tropical waters in the Caribbean, the Gulf Shore waters aren’t known for the colorful reefs and bright fish. Instead, snorkelers and divers will see stingrays, octopi, butterflyfish, damselfish, sea turtles and occasionally a shark. When in the water, you have the chance of seeing over two hundred species of fish.
Book your stay with us at Anchor Vacations to spend more time in the Gulf of Mexico and less time in the car! For more information, call our office at 800-334-5107.