Section of Champagne

Champagne, near Pointe Michel, has been named the top place to snorkel in the Caribbean by Snorkeler’s Life List in Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine.

Champagne managed to outmaneuver 25 other snorkeling spots across the region, including Scotts Head which came out at number 18, to grab the top position.

This is the way the magazine described Champagne, “Sea horses and frogfish will keep you company as you explore the island’s most popular snorkel site, where streams of air effervesce from fissures in the seafloor, making snorkelers feel like they’re swimming in a bottle of bubbly. Keep your eyes peeled for parrotfish and lobster amid gardens of hard and soft coral.”

Another of Dominica’s popular snorkeling sites, Scotts Head, was described by the magazine as follows, “It’s renowned as a stellar dive site, but Scotts Head Marine Reserve has plenty to delight snorkelers as well. Stick close to the wall around this ancient volcanic crater just below famous Champagne Beach, on the southern tip of the island, and prepare yourself to experience a visual panoply of sea life, including yellow tube sponges, dolphins and reef fish of every color.”

Other sites from across the region appearing on the top 25 list are Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia (number 9), Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI (number 11), Cenotes, Mexico (number 5) and Los Roques, Venezuela (number 24).

Underwater reef at Scotts Head