East of Honolulu and southeast of Kuapa Pond on Oahu, the snorkeling at the Hanauma Bay Beach Park in the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park is known for its horseshoe bay filled with reefs to explore. The bay is a old volcanic crater and contains flat algae-covered reefs.
West of Hanalei at Haena Beach Park on Kauai, the snorkeling at Tunnels Beach is an excellent place to explore during low tide. But you've got to work for it since the best snorkeling is well offshore.
While Stingray City is the single most popular snorkeling spot and a must-do experience when on Grand Cayman, most experience snorkelers come away very disappointed. Before you book your dream trip, you've got to have the right expectations.
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.
West of Bonaire, the uninhabited cay of Klein Bonaire has several excellent snorkeling dive sites. Klein Bonaire is located just west offshore of Kralendijk and has no services on-site.
West of Key West, the snorkeling at Dry Tortugas is popular with tourists coming from Key West by ferry and seaplane. The main landing point in the Dry Tortugas archipelago is Garden Key, which is the site of old Fort Jefferson.
Northwest of Tahiti, the snorkeling in Moorea is well-known for its dozen protected dive spots with diverse marine life. The Moorea snorkeling spots are located within the lagoon that is protected by the remaining atoll barrier reefs.
South of Georgetown on Grand Cayman Island, the snorkelling at Smiths Cove is known for it parrotfish, angelfish, peacock flounder and surgeonfish. This very narrow cove harbors a small beach that tends to be extremely popular with cruiseship tourists.
Northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, the snorkeling in Bora Bora is well-known for it calm conditions and biodiversity. The main island of Bora Bora is surrounded offshore by an atoll barrier reef.
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.
Off Key Largo, the snorkeling at John Pennekamp State Park is known for its dramatic underwater scenery and diverse marine life. It is an underwater park starting on the eastern coast of Key Largo and far offshore for 5 miles to the main reef.
East of Viti Levu and southeast of Vanua Levu, the island of Taveuni offer the best snorkeling in Fiji. Taveuni is surrounded by reefs with plentiful soft corals flourishing in the nutrient rich waters, and it has numerous shore-accessed and boat-accessed snorkeling dive spots.
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 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.
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.