Snorkeling At Kapas Island
Shallow, accessible reefs and crystal clear water mean that the water around Kapas Island offers excellent snorkeling. There is plenty to see and the water is calm, making it a pleasant experience for the whole family.
Some people opt to explore the water right in front of the resorts, where there are a few sparse reefs. However the best snorkeling is between Kapas and Gemia Islands on the north western tip of the island.
Other good snorkeling spots are at the southern tip of the island and off the island’s eastern shore, which can be reached by a footpath through the jungle.
Snorkeling equipment can be rented from your resort and some resorts can arrange for a boat excursion to the aforementioned snorkeling spots.
The species that you are likely to encounter here include eels, giant clams, cuttlefish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, puffer fish, angelfish, damsels, nudibranchs (colourful sea slugs) and even turtles. There are plenty of hard and soft corals, including sea anemones with tiny clownfish hiding between their tentacles.
The sheer amounts of visitors and careless practices have resulted in damage to the coral and consequently the marine life around the islands.
To ensure that you keep yourself safe and do your part to contribute to the conservation of these incredible ecosystems, keep the following in mind: