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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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 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.
Water entrance is from a gently sloping sandy beach.
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.
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.
The underwater visibility is generally good at this spot unless there is too much swell or wind.
This spot faces the Seabel Rym Beach resort.
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.
Sandy areas with a few fish
Free shore access
Deep hole with rocky drop offs and many fish
Free shore access
Rocky creek with seagrass and fish
Shallow bay with small fish
Rocky shore with a good diversity of fish
Rocky shore with a diversity of fish