SNORKELING - FREEDIVING (part 1)
WHAT IS SNORKELING?
Snorkeling is as well a type of diving without any scuba gear. However the difference with free diving is that you dont have to hold your breath as you are equipped with a mask and a tuba. You can choose to pratice snorkeling with fins or without.
Snorkeling is a nice way to spend your holidays. Its relaxing and depending of the spots you can already spot loads of marine fauna and flora. For example in Bali, you can snorkel with Mantas, in Malaysia you can snorkel with turtles, in Thailand you can snorkel with whale sharks!
For a traveller, its easy to move around with his diving mask, snorkel (shaped tube) and maybe fins. In doing snorkeling you will always enjoy swimming and discover the underwater world from above.
1. ABOUT SNORKELING
OUR SELECTION OF TOP 10 DESTINATIONS TO SNORKEL THE WORLD:
1- The spectacular great barrier reef with its colorful reefs is a gorgeous snorkeling spot / Norman Reef & Ningaloo Reef / Australia
2- The Seychelles with its 100 islands is a paradise for snokeling / Kenyan Coast / Indian Ocean
3- Safaga is the best spot for snorkeling in the Red Sea. Its not too crowded and not too far from Luxor, one of the great pyramids to visit. Marsa Alam is another nice spot
4- Bali got a specific spot for snorkelers who would like to do some wreck diving from the surface! The Liberty wreck lies from 5 meters to 30 meters depending of the tides and there the water is very clear / Indonesia
5- Bonaire offers great opportunities for snorkeling in the Caribbean area / Caribbean sea
6- San Blas Islands offers very clear water which is great for snorkelers. Its an archipel of 378 islands, plenty of snorkeling spots! / Panama & Colombia
7- Hawai in the Kealakekua Bay is a great and quite spot where you can snorkel with dolphins and spot turtles and even whales
8- Fiji Islands is of course a great snorkeling spot as well. Just hide a guide who will show you all the best spots and you can even experience night snorkeling there! / South pacific Ocean, Northeast of New Zealands
9- Perhentians Islands got great snorkeling spots to snorkel with some geant green turtles / Malaysia
10- Maldives offers some snorkeling spots where you can dive with reef sharks. Water is clear and warm, everything to enjoy your time around one of the 1199 islands that formed those 26 atolls / Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea