The continental area of France possesses a long shore line of over 500 miles with a Mediterranean climate. The lovely marine environment of sandy beaches, rocks and small and large islands creates imaginative snorkeling wonders that are sure to impress you.
Corsica is home to sheer cliffs sloping down to the region of the Mediterranean Sea. The white sandy beaches are picturesque like a postcard. This island is nicknamed the Island of Beauty and it is no wonder with the clear water, marine life, mild temperatures and lush scenery. There is much coral here, which makes this place a royal haven for snorkeling.
Martinique is unspoiled and is the island that is found in the southern part of the French West Indies. This area is so beautiful for snorkeling. The water is clear and the snorkeling spots are easily accessible from the coast. You will enjoy coral reefs and sea grass here. Be sure to have a good dive mask.
- Reunion Island
Reunion Island is intriguing. Note that the coral formations have not been around that long. Note that snorkeling is limited to the shallow areas here. You will enjoy exploring a lot of coral in this amazing region. The waters are very calm, which makes this area good for novices. You will see clams, turtles and fish.
Guadeloupe is considered to be at the center of the arch that has been created due to the Lesser Antilles. Guadeloupe is thus deemed to be a French region composed of two main islands and some other surrounding islands. There are many beaches here with white and black sand, coconut trees and more. You will enjoy the vast number of turtles in the area and the vast expanse of coral. To see some of the best dive site you will need to go pretty deep, be sure to use a dive computer. If you don’t have one yet, here are some recommendations.
The waters here are warm as Mayotte is located in the Mozambique Channel, a territory belonging to France. It is circled by a fairly large barrier reef. You will be happy to know the snorkeling here is a top experience with the presence of over 800 species of fish and over 300 species of beautiful coral. To snorkel here is a dream come true.