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10 Top Spots to Snorkel Around the World

by Let's Go Vacation Rentals
29 June, 2015

Top 10 spots to snorkel

Snorkeling is a fun sport that doesn’t really require a lot of equipment and we have 10 top spots to snorkel in! You just need to have a snorkel, a mask and fins, Equipped with these you can enjoy the unseen world underwater.

You just need to know how to swim and have a little bit of basic training for breathing through the snorkel and you are good to go.

However, without a spot for snorkeling all equipment is of no use. Today we will try to enlist 10 Top Spots to snorkel and enjoy the marine life:

Lover’s Cove Catalina Island

The spot off the coast of Catalina Island near California is a snorkeling paradise. The spot has rock reef and kelp forest and home to many species of fish and Mollusca. The brilliant orange Garibaldi fish is the attraction here. The best time to go here is during summers when the water is warm and best for snorkeling.

Manchones reef, Mexico

 It is a 12 kilometer long unique ecosystem filled with thousands of species of plants and animals. The clear azure blue waters are almost transparent. The species available here for you to see are unique to this reef only. Just drop in and enjoy snorkeling along with some amazing Mayan culture and an underwater museum! You can stay at the economic rental options with Let’s Go.

manchones snorkel

Bimini Islands, Bahamas

The changing water colors from cobalt to aqua blue are unique to this place. Another attraction are wonderful dolphins in these waters. You can take a boat ride and then go snorkeling with dolphins. The more you swim with them, the more you will enjoy their company. Snorkeling is really enjoyable due to these creatures, that are very friendly with us humans. You can go anytime during the year and experience the warm and serene Caribbean Sea from the lovely Bahamas!

Belize’s barrier reef

Explore the coral gardens while snorkeling in this small but rich spot. You can see the turtle in its natural habitat and also swarms with tropical fish.

Sipadan Island, Malaysia

This is a protected island, not open to visitors. Visit here requires a permit, and it is a quiet spot away from the tourist crowds. Getting the permit is totally worth the hassle; this marine habitat is home to over 3000 species of fish and the island is located at heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, which is rich with marine life. If you want to snorkel in a place with peace and also observe a vast variety of underwater life this is ideal for you.

british virgin islands snorkel

Rurutu, Tahiti

It is the spot where humpback whales come to breed during August to October, the water here is crystal clear and it is perfectly safe to swim near these gentle giants of sea.

Bligh Water, Fiji

One of the most beautiful reefs in the world is here. The region is known as Bligh Waters and is home to many multi colored invertebrates and soft corals. The current here is sometimes strong so good swimming skills might be essential for snorkeling in these sparkling waters.

New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea

New species are still being discovered in the shallow waters surrounding the island. The water is almost transparent with a greenish tinge. Snorkel in these waters and watch the unique spiny devilfish, jewel fish and many unique and beautiful marine creatures.

top snorkel spots

Big Island, Hawaii

Just come to Kahaluu Beach Park and snorkel with the sea turtles, they are a unique attraction. The abundant green algae on which turtles feed, draws them to this place and you can watch them feed.

Bay Islands, Honduras

Snorkel and swim with the whale shark. A 40 feet long animal which is harmless and very kind. Yes it is true the whale shark feeds only on plankton and small marine life.

Make sure to visit these amazing snorkeling spots spread across the world and enjoy this fun activity to the fullest! And if you don’t want to go that far, we have our own vacation rentals right here just a few minutes away from many top snorkeling spots!

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