You don’t have to learn to scuba dive to enjoy the amazing wildlife that inhabits our oceans. There are over 20 Million snorkelers worldwide who jump into the water and explore.
Read on to learn the best places to snorkel and get ready to plan your next snorkeling trip.
The Best Places to Snorkle
All you need to snorkel is a mask, snorkel, fins, sense of adventure and basic swimming skills. In most locations, you will be snorkeling in an inflatable vest to not only keep you buoyant but to also make you visible to staff on the snorkel boat.
Caution, many locations, including Hawaii are banning the use of full-mask snorkels because of their links to drowning deaths.
Hawaii has always been a location known for beautiful beaches, diving, snorkeling, and surfing. Part of its draw is the unique lava rocks and secret coves that exist across the island chain.
One of the top snorkel sites in Hawaii is the Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve. You should expect to see lots of local marine life, including sea turtles, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish.
There are other great snorkeling locations in Hawaii, as you plan your trip check out snorkeling Oahu.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
You may know that the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. But did you know that it is also a great snorkel site? You do not have to scuba dive to experience the wonder of this amazing reef.
You need to see most of the Great Barrier Reef by boat, but if you are looking for some easy shore snorkeling, check out Heron Island. It is located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.
It is important to consider your sunscreen when snorkeling, many localities are banning the use of sunscreens that contain chemicals dangerous for marine ecosystems. when you are
You don’t have to leave the United States, to experience amazing snorkeling. The Florida Keys is home to the 3rd largest barrier reef.
Key Largo is home to the immensely popular Molasses Reef. Here you can see the Keys’ healthiest and most colorful coral, along with stingrays, eels, Goliath grouper, and various shark species.
There are many other wonderful snorkel spots across the globe. Grab your mask, snorkel, fins, and computer, and start planning your next snorkel trip.
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