Nosy Tanikely is 10km west of Nosy Komba. It is a protected marine reserve and one of the best snorkelling sites in the area, with coral, numerous fish and sea turtles.
Snorkelling is best in the morning, before the wind picks up. Although the reserve officially opens at 8am, you are allowed to come earlier – just stick around until the reserve officials arrive so that you can pay your admission fees. Snorkelling equipment is available from the reserve’s cabin for Ar10,000.