"Plunging into the waters above Chole Bay's coral reef is a little like shock therapy: floating above this parallel universe, swarming with brightly colored fish, even the most committed skeptic cannot help but come to their senses."

Chole's snorkeling sites are rated amongst the best in Africa and, with so few lodges to share them, amongst the most exclusive. As is the case with dive excursions, Jean or Anne personally fit equipment to ensure comfort, and their experienced dive crew accompany every outing. The best snorkeling sites - Kirongo (by the rocks), Milimani (coral mountains) or Utumbe (shallow coral garden) - are only 20 minutes away by dhow.