Four of the Best Snorkeling Destinations in the World

Posted: June 6, 2012 in Places to Go
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No matter what your experience level may be, one thing you can count on is that snorkeling is a lot of fun.  Snorkeling allows you to explore the depths of the ocean so you can see first-hand marine life up close like you have never seen it before.  Many people have compared the experience of snorkeling as being akin to visiting another planet, it really is that amazing.  If you are anxious to go snorkeling when you take your next holiday, but aren’t sure where to go, keep these terrific destinations in mind.

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii is probably most famous for being the location where the infamous Captain Cook lost his life.  For many people, the historical significance makes this destination worth visiting on its own, but if you really want to have a good time it starts once you put on your mask and snorkel and head into the water.

You will be able to enjoy snorkeling in relative peace, since Kealakekua Bay as well as its snorkeling spots are remote and you can only reach them by hiking or kayaking.  This means you will have plenty of privacy while snorkeling.  Just below the surface of the pure blue water lies fantastic underwater lava caves that make snorkeling and exploring here a one of a kind experience.

Safaga, Egypt

Why not expand your horizons and go snorkeling in the Red Sea?  If this sounds appealing to you, then Safaga, Egypt is one of the best p

Snorkeling in Safaga, Egypt

Snorkeling in Safaga, Egypt

laces to visit for almost every underwater adventure known to man.  You will be shocked at how clear the water is, as well as by the amount of wildly colourful fish and other marine life.  The underwater conditions here have led to a lot of people booking holidays to Safaga purely for this reason so remember to take your underwater camera along for the experience – you will definitely need it.

Praia da Rocha, The Algarve

Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Praia da Rocha, Algarve

The Algarve is renowned throughout the world for having stunning beaches, and the Praia da Rocha is one well known, outstanding example of the amazing beaches on offer.  The beaches are white and sandy, and the water is gentle and crystal clear.  This also makes Praia da Rocha one of the best places in the world to go snorkeling, especially if you want to not only enjoy snorkeling but also the wonderful climate that comes along with being by the Mediterranean Sea.  Another reason Praia da Rocha in Algarve is such a fantastic snorkeling spot because it is a relatively remote beach, so you won’t have to worry about running into crowds or other people disturbing the marine life.

Norman Reef, Australia

Snorkeling in Norman Reef, Australia

Snorkeling in Norman Reef, Australia

What list of the world’s best snorkeling spots would be complete without mentioning a destination in Australia; a country that thanks to the Great Barrier Reef is widely considered to be the Mecca of the snorkeling world.  The biggest problem when it comes to snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef is how difficult it can be to narrow down your choices between the many fantastic spots you have to choose from.

Norman Reef is one of the destinations that should be at the top of your list if you are only planning on snorkeling in one spot while you visit.  In order to snorkel the reef, you will have to take a boat trip out to it, since you cannot simply walk or paddle to it, which makes it that much more rewarding when you arrive.  This is one of the best snorkeling spots in the world and you are guaranteed to be amazed by the marine life here.


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