On Cebu Island, the snorkeling at Moalboal is known for its variety of hard and soft corals. When snorkeling in Moalboal, you can expect to find sea turtles, reef sharks and occasional whale sharks.
South of Maalaea and west of Makena off Maui, the Molokini crater snorkeling is popular for the water clarity and diverse marine life. The crescent-shaped Molokini Island Reserve is a partially submerged extinct volcanic crater, of which, only a semi circle is still above water.
Northwest of Soufriere on St Lucia, the snorkeling off Anse Chastanet beach is known for its coral gardens and diverse marine life. Located off the Anse Chastanet Resort, the best reef is to the southern end of the bay where you'll find a shallow fringing reef.
South of Pensacola, the Casino Beach Snorkel Reef is a near-shore, man-made artificial reef built in the summer of 2020. It consists of seventeen reef modules.
Northeast of Apia on 'Upolu Island in Samoa, the snorkeling at Palolo Deep Marine Reserve is known for its coral regeneration and diverse marine life. The Palolo Deep Marine Reserve is just a short walk east of Apia off Vaiala Beach (Matautu Village).
North of Cairns, the snorkeling off Lizard Island is truly exceptional, except keep a watchful eye out for saltwater crocodiles. There are several lagoons to explore with plenty of coral heads.
North of Viti Levu and Nadi in the Yasawa Islands, the snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon Beach on Nanuya Lailai Island is extremely popular. Blue Lagoon Beach is located on the northwest side of Nanuya Lailai Island and is protected by a fringing reef.
West of the airport on the northwest coast of the Orote Peninsula, the snorkeling in the Spanish Steps lagoon is quite popular with local divers for its marine life and beautiful scenery. This shallow cove is surrounded by tall cliffs and the walls of Orote Island protect the cove.
Halway between Chile and French Polynesia, the snorkeling off Easter Island is known for its extreme clarity, coral reefs and volcanic bottom. Known as Isla de Pascua in Spanish and Hanga Roa to the local native Rapa Nui people, the most popular Easter Island snorkeling spots include Motu Nui, La Perouse, Ovahe, and Anakena.
On the south shore east of French Harbor, the snorkeling at CoCo View Resort is very popular for its walls and dense marine life. The waters just south of the resort buildings are locally known as the Front Yard and a good place to enter the water is near the Clubhouse at the gazebo pier.
On the south shore east of French Harbor, the snorkeling off Big French Key and Little French Key is popular with cruise ship tourists. While most snorkelers stick to the east side of Little French Cay, there is also good snorkeling off the south shore of Little French Cay and the west side of Big French Cay but just watch out for the surf action.
At the southwest end of Roatan, the snorkeling at West Bay Beach offers exceptional biodiversity, healthy coral growth and good water clarity. While there is good snorkeling along the entire West Bay Beach, the eastern end has more seagrass with the reef further offshore (about 600 feet).
On the southwest end of Roatan near West Bay, the snorkeling at Blue Channel offers diverse marine life in a 30 foot deep channel running parallel to shore. The Blue Channel is located about 300 feet from the Suena Del Mar Beach.
Off the northwestern shore of St Barts, the snorkeling at Forchue Island (Ile Fourchue) is a popular dive destination since it is an underwater nature preserve. The water clarity ranges from 15 to 25 feet of visibility.
Our complete guide for learning to snorkel has ten tips for beginners. While snorkeling offers an amazing view of the underwater world, there are a few basic tips for beginners to ensure you have a positive, enjoyable experience. Learning to snorkel can be easy, if you follow our How To Snorkel Safely guide.
Cheap snorkeling gear or snorkel gear that fits improperly is the number one reason for a bad snorkeling trip. It can add to your anxiety when in the water and cut your snorkeling short. With a few simple tips, you'll be able to select the right snorkel gear and be prepared to thoroughly enjoy your snorkeling experience.
There are many challenges for children learning to snorkel. What may seem obvious to us adults, the process of snorkeling is much more complex for children. Our guide to successful snorkeling with kids will save you a lot of stress ensuring an enjoyable experience. While this process may seem excessive, it really works to save your vacation.
A review of the top dive masks for snorkeling of 2018. The annual snorkeling gear review was held on Grand Cayman Island across a dozen beach-accessed and boat-accessed snorkeling spots over eight days. Our experienced snorkeling staff reviewed and rated the best snorkel masks of 2018.
Full face snorkel masks are all the rage today. But are full face snorkel mask safe to use? Since their launch in 2015, they have become the most popular snorkel mask for beginners. While they have been promoted for their ease-of-use over conventional masks and snorkel tubes, there is a growing concern over the safety of full face snorkel masks.
A review of the top 10 best snorkel tubes of 2018. The annual snorkeling gear review was held on Grand Cayman Island across a dozen beach and boat-accessed snorkeling spots over eight days. Our experienced snorkeling staff reviewed and rated the best snorkel tubes of 2018.