|Site Type:||Scenic Reef|
|Location:||Aitutaki Lagoon is full of giant clams and has lots of snorkelling spots on pretty reefs with colourful damsels, butterflyfish and Picasso triggers. The best locations in the lagoon for snorkelling are known by the boat operators. Trust them to drop you in the right spot.|
The Aitutaki Lagoon is the perfect place for a snorkel.
The clear shallow waters usually have a gentle current running so you hardly even need to fin to see everything.
The coral heads have plenty of sandy spaces in between which allow you to safely duck dive without fear of catching yourself on the coral.
There are many giant clams to admire. Some have been cultivated in the local Aitutaki Marine Research Centre.
There being plenty of sand, there are plenty of goat fish.
There are also a number of species of reef fish like this Threadfin Butterflyfish.
If you get down close enough for long enough (yeah we were on scuba to get these pictures), you might even catch a glimpse of the pipefish.
After the snorkel you can lie on the beach in the sun whilst someone else cooks you lunch.