While planning your next vacation, I’m sure the thought of beautiful shores with white sand, clear water and the sun shining bright above will cross your mind. That image alone is enough to make me get on a plane and disappear for a short time. However, if a full-on chill fest is too much for you, and you need some excitement, some new experience or a way to burn off some energy and get the heart pumping, I’ve got the perfect solution for you.
Snorkeling and deep-sea diving.
There’s an amazingly beautiful and exciting world waiting for you under the sea. It’s literally breathtaking. So if you’re ready to jump in, explore and enjoy everything that marine life has to offer, here are the best places to get your snorkel on…
Australia, the undisputed king of the marine world, is home to some of the best destinations for snorkeling and deep sea diving. The Great Barrier Reef is considered the best snorkeling spot in the world, with Norman Reef as the most popular part of this reef. The waters surrounding this great, massive island are rich with wildly colorful and intriguing fish, giant turtles and clams and basically anything you could ask for in a snorkeling trip. The fact that Australia is a great country and tourist destination in its own right is an added bonus.
The Red Sea
Ask any snorkeling expert and he will tell you, the Red Sea is an absolute must. The amazing marine life under this sea is not something you want to miss. And while there are countless amounts of great snorkeling spots throughout the Red Sea, two destinations stand out above the rest. Safaga, Egypt, is one of the best snorkeling spots for tourists because it is much less crowded than other resort areas in Egypt and it is only a few hours away from the famous pyramids of Luxor. Eilat, Israel, is another great destination for tourists looking to add some fun to their snorkeling adventure. Besides the great snorkeling that Eilat has to offer, hop on a quick 30-minute flight to Tel-Aviv, one of the best cities for tourists in the entire Mediterranean.
There are many other different destinations that are great for snorkeling, and if you’re looking for a nice resort getaway on an isolated island, there are many options to choose from. All of these islands are pretty much the closest thing to paradise, so the only factor that you should take into account is location and weather. Here are my top 5 snorkeling island getaways:
- Seychelles Islands, in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya.
- San Blas, Panama.
- Bonaire, in the Caribbean.
- The Fiji Islands
So get your gear on and dive in, the water may be cold but the sea life is inviting!