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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.

Iberostar hotel seen from the snorkeling area
The resort as you can see it when you are snorkeling.

How to get to Iberostar Averroes snorkeling spot?

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.

Iberostar Averroes snorkeling map

Water entrance for snorkeling Iberostar Averroes

Enter the water wherever you want from the hotel’s gently sloping sandy beach.

Iberostar Averroes snorkeling exploration tips

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.

Sandy beds and fish at Iberostar Averroes
Fish use to gather near the boat anchors.

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.

Barrel jellyfish in Hammamet
A barrel jellyfish.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

Iberostar Averroes guests usually opt for full board.


  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth12 ft/4 m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • Access costsFree

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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.