The Isle of Barra in the Western Isles of Scotland is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the UK. With its white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and stunning scenery it is a choice holiday destination.
Few people see what lies just off the land under the sea around Barra! That's where a snorkel session with Barra Snorkel Safari can open your eyes to just what there is for you to see in the water.
Barra has a diverse range of marine habitats and sealife which are accessible from the shore. To add to your activities on Barra, Barra Snorkel Safari will take you on a guided exploration swimming through these habitats.
A shore snorkel session lasts for 90 minutes and they are lead by experienced guides. We will supply you with everything that you need to go into the water. You will be supplied with a drysuit, undersuit, hood, gloves, mask, snorkel and fins. You are very welcome to use your own equipment if you have it with you.
Your group session begins with a full safety briefing so that everyone can feel confident prior to going into the sea. We will then demonstrate how to put on and use the equipment we have provided for you. After that you will receive a site briefing which will tell you what you can expect to see during your session. We then take you to the sea where you can begin your guided tour. We would expect to be in the water for around 30-40 minutes.
This year sees the introduction of Snorkel Sessions from our boat MFV Primrose where we can introduce you to even more fantastic snorkelling opportunities. Please look at our **New for 2013** page for further information.
All participants must be medically fit. Dont worry if you are not a confident or a poor/non swimmer as our suits have a lot of bouyancy to keep you afloat. Want to do this but are a bit worried about being in the water? Dont worry, we will help you by taking extra time with you so that we can build your confidence to enable you to go for it! . Once your in, we know you will love it!
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Barra Snorkel Safari reserves the right to move the location of the session at any time.
We look forward to seeing you!