Free shore access
This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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Last updated on April 1, 2023
Bordered by sandy bottoms and seagrass beds with very little sea life, Hammamet beaches offer quite poor snorkeling. If you want to take a look at the underwater world of the coast, head for example to the beach facing the Iberostar Averroes, in the southern part of the seaside resort. In the shallows, a few fish can be spotted around the rocks.
The Iberostar Averroes is one of many beach hotels in Hammamet, a famous seaside resort located about 65 kilometers south of Tunis.
If you are staying at the Iberostar Averroes, the spot faces the hotel beach. You can also reach it by walking along the beach from the surrounding hotels.
Enter the water wherever you want from the hotel’s gently sloping sandy beach.
The Iberostar Averroes snorkeling area stretches all along the beach. The seabed, mostly sandy, is quite poor. Small rocky areas and concrete buoy anchors, attract small fish such as sand steenbras and wrasses.
In the sandy beds, you might encounter schools of mullets or groups of saddled seabream. In summer, barrel jellyfish are periodically driven ashore by the currents. Avoid getting too close to them.
Iberostar Averroes guests usually opt for full board.
These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.
This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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