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  Set on the west side of the big Island, Kahaluu is a snorkeling hotspot and one with the largest amount of fish and turtle life in Hawaii. Kahaluu itself is a popular Hawaiian beach park set inside a shallow cove, (most areas are less than 10 ft deep) which makes it ideal for snorkelers of all ages. Another plus of the cove are the large rocks which surround it and keep most waves out, leaving calm, relaxing waters for all beach-goers. The fish at Kahaluu are unique and known for being very friendly and outgoing towards people; they’re known to swim up and around snorkelers frequently....
  One of the most popular snorkeling destinations in all of Oahu, Hanahamu Bay is located just outside Waikiki and is a top quality marine nature preserve. The bay is actually made up of a submerged volcanic crater which forms and outside barrier from rough waves. The water is shallow in most places and gets deeper more farther out. In the shallower areas, large amounts of coral can be spotted, which brighten up the ocean floor.  The water here is crystal clear and stunningly blue which contrasts the over 400 species of colorful fish located here, including the former State fish the...
If you’re looking for a snorkeling adventure way down under, than make sure to add a visit to Byron Bay on your vacation list. Bryon Bay is rated as one of the top snorkeling spots in Australia and is home to the protected Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, which means there is no shortage of spectacular sea creatures for you to observe. Sea turtles, cuttle fish, eagle rays, and moray eels are just a few of the many regulars hanging around the Bay all year. Some other individuals that come in for part of the year are the nurse sharks in the winter and the leopard sharks in the summertime with the oc...
Isla Mujeres is a small island located less than 10 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula of Cancun, Mexico and is visible from there as well. The name of the island translated to “The Island of Women” which reflects back to the previous century when women of fishermen would find refuge on the island while the men were away on the high seas. Because of its close proximity to Cancun, it is a widely visited vacation and snorkeling spot with incredible sights to offer.                A popular snorkeling attraction at Isle Muje...
Not enough can be said about the beauty and vastness of the Great Barrier Reef. At over 1,600 square miles, the reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is Earth’s largest single structure constructed exclusively by living organisms; it’s even visible from space! The reef draws tourists and snorkelers from all over the world by its great biodiversity and sheer spectacle. The reef rests off the coast of Queensland, Australia which makes for a quick boat ride before you can jump into the water and start exploring.      The species of marine creatures w...
The Caribbean island of Bonaire is home to some of the best shore snorkeling in the world. There is no shortage of locations for snorkelers of all ages and experience to enjoy on the island. Each of the different snorkeling destinations are marked with a yellow rock by the side of the road or street. All you need to do is keeping traveling until you come across one and then dive on in! Some of the more popular sites are Bari Reef, Karpata,  Klein Bonaire, 1000 Steps, just to name a few. Certain snorkeling sites offer different types of snorkeling such as drift or night snorkeling, adding ...
Want the feel of an isolated tropical island that is only minutes away from the city? Arashi beach is located on the northwestern tip of Aruba and is less than 10 minutes from the nearest bus station. This beach purposely has limited facilities, nothing more than beach huts (palapas) for some shade, to allow its visitors an escape into a truly remote, private snorkeling getaway.  Before you even set foot in the water you will be breath taken by the beautiful powder sand beach which extends for miles and the gentle, lush turquoise water.  While the beach alone is enough to draw travel...
    Deans Blue Hole, extending down to a vast 663ft, is thought to be the world’s deepest ocean blue hole.  Dean’s Blue Hole is located on the tropical Long Island of the Bahamas and is truly a place of wonder for snorkelers and scientists  like.  Once you enter the shallow waters off the white sand beach, only about 5 ft., you are just a few kick strokes away from the drop-off.  The Hole is almost completely surround by cliffs bases which keeps currents out and makes for easy, relaxing snorkeling. The hold itself is not the only attraction here though, keep you...
  Chankanaab is one of the biggest attractions in Cozumel. This park has so much to offer in terms of snorkeling and experiencing marine life. There are large coral reefs resting under just a few feet of crystal clear water, allowing snorkelers to easily see all the reefs details. There are underwater statues throughout the park and are popular photo spots as well. The waters here are warm, calm, and full of marine life; most of the fish here are accustom to snorkelers and will swim near you. In addition to snorkeling, Chankanaab offers visitors the chance to interact and sea lions, mana...
  There are several excellent snorkeling locations throughout the Bimini Islands with many spectacular sights to offer.  There are several shallow coral reef formations along the islands which house a large spectrum of underwater life, including  pods friendly and playful spotted dolphins. The dolphins here are known to frequently swim and interact with snorkelers, making for an unforgettable experience! In other areas of the Biminis you have to luxury of snorkeling over shallow wrecks, including the S.S. Sapona which lies only 14 ft under the surface.    Google
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Looking for a private, secluded snorkeling destination? Try to imagine yourself snorkeling in crystal clear waters off of an uninhabited tropical island. Laughing Bird Caye is the perfect snorkeling spot for those with a more remote experience in mind.             Laughing Bird is a National Park of Belize and is located 11 miles off the coast. It is home to the Belize barrier Reef and has been protected as a park since 1981, which luckily means there is no shortage of animal and plant life to see. On land you will see various bird species...
Imagine yourself relaxing at a tropical theme park where some of the main attractions range from snorkeling to seeing and experiencing an ancient Mayan village and everything fun in between. This resort is Xcaret Park (eesh-carette) and is a self-described eco-friendly, “Disneyfied” ecopark visited by thousands each year. At Xcaret Park you have a wide range of activities the whole family can choose from, one of the most popular and unique is the chance to snorkel in a 1,590ft underground river! The underground rivers at Xcaret are part of an ancient cave system underneath the Yucatan peninsul...
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