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With its long stretch of soft sand much loved by sun worshippers, Djerba is Tunisia’s most popular destination. The Seabel Rym Beach, on the eastern side of the island, is one of the many resorts which line its mostly sandy shores. Snorkelers not expecting a spectacular marine environment will still enjoy observing the small fish, including breams and salema, living in its translucent waters.

The sea at Seabell Rym Beach, Djerba
The snorkeling area at Seabel Rym Beach.

How to get to Seabel Rym Beach snorkeling spot?

The Seabel Rym Beach is a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Djerba, Southern Tunisia. Most of the stays at the resort are all-inclusive and include airport transfers.

If you are not staying at the Seabel Rym Beach, you can reach the snorkeling location by walking from the nearby resorts (like the Hôtel Welcome Meridiana Beach and the Club Calimera Yati Beach) or from Yati Beach, the closest public beach.

Seabel Rym Beach Djerba snorkeling map

Water entrance for snorkeling Seabel Rym Beach

Water entrance is from a gently sloping sandy beach.

Seabel Rym Beach snorkeling exploration tips

The snorkeling location at Seabel Rym Beach is a large sandy area, featuring shallow and warm waters. If you stay at a reasonable distance from the beach, the depth will not exceed 3 to 6ft/1 to 2 meters.

Posidonia meadows and fish in Djerba
View of the location’s seagrass beds, interspersed with some rocks.

The seabed is mostly sandy, with some seaweed and seagrass (including Posidonia meadows), as well as rocky areas. Marine life frequently spotted at this location include several species of seabream (white seabream, two-banded seabream, annular seabream and saddled seabream), schooling salema, damselfish and occasional ornate and rainbow wrasse.

Two-banded seabream in Djerba
The two-banded seabream is one of the most common fish at this location.

The underwater visibility is generally good at this spot unless there is too much swell or wind.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

This spot faces the Seabel Rym Beach resort.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • 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.