Good to know:
The best time for snorkelling is between October and April, when the sea is calm and clear. During the South East winds the sea is not usually suitable for snorkelling as the snorkelling spots are exposed to the wind making the sea choppier and visibility poor.
Fortunately, swimming on the west coast in front of the Lodge is unaffected, as this part of the island is sheltered from the South Easterly winds during this time of year and the sea is usually fairly calm.
Snorkelling gear at Bird Island Lodge is complimentary. Just ask at reception.