People tend to underestimate the beauty of snorkeling. When doing it right, you will be amazed by the colorful underwater world filled with corals, fish and other exotic creatures. In tropical destinations, there are many tour operators focused on snorkeling trips and there even beautiful liveaboards which are normally focused on diving which are now aimed only at snorkel activities. It's a great activity for the whole family and it can be considered just as thrilling as diving. Taking an underwater camera with you to capture the colors, memories, and life in the sea is something worth doing.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world largest coral reef system and a legendary snorkel paradise. When you think you have seen it all, you have to see this. This enormous reef is composed of hundreds of islands and is even labeled as one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Besides being a great diving destination, it's also considered a wonderful place for snorkeling. There are many boat trips available which can bring you to prime snorkel locations where you can spend hours in the water swimming around above the reefs. The boats are accompanied by people who will guide and support you during the trip. Under water, you can find many different sea creatures ranging from green sea turtles to small iconic clown fish and much more. Thousands of fish species inhabit the reefs, so there is plenty to discover. It is a place famous for its unique and special animal species.
The Caribbean Islands are located between South America, Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. This regions is not far from the equator and is therefore a tropical sea rich in coral reefs and all the beautiful fish and other animal species that come with that. The waters here are crystal clear and warm all year round and very suitable for snorkeling. The famous ABC islands are well-known destinations with nice snorkeling opportunities in the bays of the islands. These bays are also suitable for kids as the currents are little. Of course, you can see all kinds of colorful fish and rocks and caves. And with some luck you can spot dolphins, rays, and seahorses. As the coral reefs are right at the coast, you can often snorkel from the beach. Just swim out and after the sandy parts, you’ll find a coral reef drop off. Many of the coral reefs are in protected marine parks, ensuring their conservation for the future.