Have you ever wondered how a person holds his breath under water for so long? How long have you tried to hold that breath? 5 minutes or 10 minutes right while swimming? Well, if you are planning to have a fun and adventurous vacation, then you should definitely try snorkelling. What is snorkelling? Well, snorkelling is swimming amidst the beautiful sea where you can touch and feel the fish and the coral world around you. You get to experience them in reality and all you need to do is learn it the right way. Snorkelling definitely requires for you to know some swimming skills. If you are a first timer though, you don’t have to worry because the instructors will guide you through and help you through the entire process.
You will be required to wear a snorkelling tube that will provide you with oxygen, a mask and even a fin if required. The tube will keep you breathing and you can be inthe water for longer periods with the help of oxygen provided by the tube. It is a great way of exploring the underwater world and you will love it because this is something that can’t be described through words. You actually have to experience it to love it and live it. So, today we are going to give you some locations where you can snorkel around the world and have great fun.
Some Fun Places to Snorkel Around the World
1Angaga Island, Maldives
Angaga Island is one of the best places to snorkel around the world. Why?, because of the beautiful white sand beaches and the lagoons are the turquoise in color and of course, the tropical fish and breezy wind. Yes, this place is in the Maldives and all you can do here is just relax and sea watch as much as you want.
The most special thing about snorkelling here in the Maldives is the fact that you get to see the variety of coral life. You will be snorkelling under water with special and rare marine life with species like Napoleon Wrasse. There are snorkelling classes taken in every resort and they have special instructors who can teach you and your kids all about diving and snorkelling. Give this place a try next time you visit Maldives.
2Mahebourg Bay, Mauritius
You will in fact get the benefit of rubbing your fake fins with actual dolphins! Amongst other species, you also get to experience and swim with angel fish, parrotfish, wrasse and even damselfish sometimes.
The beauty of this island is that you get to explore a lot more and these creatures are beautiful underwater because of its clarity. This place, will cost you about Rs.850 for one person – 2 hours, which is very, very reasonable and you can definitely try it out. Also, you will love it because the clear ocean and the coral waves will make you go gaga for photos.
3Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is almost 2300 kms in length and is one of the largest structure in the entire world. When you swim through the clear water, you will end up finding the most beautiful and different kinds of tropical colored fish. The beautiful and intricate architecture of the coral reef will blow your mind. Basically, there are two main places where you can snorkel. One of the Fitzroy Island and the other one is the Norman Reef. They are called the snorkelling paradise of the universe. You can also try the raging thunder adventure rides when you are in these islands. They do have a lot of adventurous rides that will make you go literally crazy. The place is beautiful and you are given your freedom
4Les Medes Islands, Spain
We are sure you have seen the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. The movie was shot in this very place in Spain and totally pulled up the idea of snorkelling and scuba diving to another level. They sure did bring some glamour and Bollywood touch to it. Well, of course you don’t have a trainer as stunning and good looking as Katrina Kaif. But otherwise, this place is nothing short of beautiful. You will love the coral underworld, you will experience something new and that is definitely an add on. You should for sure visit this place when you plan a Spain visit.
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5Menjangan Island, Bali
Menjagan island in Bali is a very peaceful and a beautiful island where you can snorkel and experience various other diving activities as well. The clean pristine water that is beautifully filled with aquatic species and creatures will be a treat to your eyes and will sooth your mind as well. The place will make you appreciate the small wonders of life. Mainly the Sea Rovers will take you to a whole new world of islands which will make you go crazy for the beauty of the place. If you are in Bali the next time, please visit the Island for various recreational diving activities.
Not very far from India, are Andaman Islands, a beautiful place in the world for snorkelling and even scuba diving. It is very affordable and you will enjoy scuba diving in Andaman. In fact, you can actually see some of the amazing coral life, even from the shore. You should also learn something called Barefoot scuba in Andaman. They have a very well trained guide who will show you how a barefoot scuba is done.
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If you are keen about snorkelling or any other diving activities, you should definitely try and visit one of the above places because they have the best snorkel around the world. Tell us how you enjoyed your experience in the comments section below.