Snorkelling in the beautiful waters of the world is highly recommended, no matter where you’re going to be this summer! But if you do decide to travel, these snorkelling spots will be sure to …
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Already one of the most alluring spots in the world, the Galapagos is a favourite snorkelling destination. Colourful marine life and crystal clear waters are all the rage here and it’s one of the few places in the world where you can snorkel and swim with turtles, sea lions and even marine iguanas!
Illes Medes Archipelego, Spain
The coast of Costa Brava is a glorious destination to visit and as a protected marine reserve, the Illes Medes is a great place to snorkel. Amazing schools of fish and even big groupers can be spotted here, not to mention eels and octopuses too! See – Spain is more than just tapas and sangria!
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
You pretty much can’t go wrong when exploring the waters of the Cayman Islands, but if stingrays are your thing, this is the snorkelling spot for you! Stingray City, in the North Sound of the Grand Cayman, is home to dozens of stingrays that love to swim, play and even be patted!
Alor Archipelago, Indonesia
A popular snorkelling wonder in Asia, the waters of Indonesia offer magnificent snorkelling experiences. Within the Alor Archipelago, you’ll have the opportunity to see gorgeous reefs and swim with creatures like fish, turtles, stingrays and even seahorses and octopuses.
The Indian Ocean has much to offer the enthusiastic snorkeller, and the Zanzibar islands are one of the top hotspots to discover. For your best bet, head out to Mnemba Island, which is surrounded by a stunning reef. Snorkellers and divers here frequently see dolphins, turtles and whale sharks. The island also includes accommodation for just 20 guests, for a private and secluded snorkel and stay!
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
It’s one of the most impressive places in all of Australia and no local or tourist should turn down a trip to the Great Barrier Reef! Dozens of snorkelling tours run out to the reef each day, giving you the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s most vibrant coral and fish like angelfish, butterfly fish, clown fish and groupers – and perhaps even dolphins and whales!
Manta Ray Island, Fiji
With over 4,000 miles of coral reefs, it’s hard to pass up on Fiji. Most remarkably, Manta Ray Island is a favourite and it’s home, from 05/to October, to giant manta rays, which can grow up to 7 metres in length. If you need a place to stay, the island also has its very own Manta Ray Island Resort. Shark diving, fishing, kayaking and sunset cruising are also popular activities here.
Got your dry suit ready?! Snorkelling is not something that you ordinarily think of when you picture Norway, but going for a snorkel here is one of the best ways to spot orcas – or killer whales. Whale safaris run regularly here, but make sure you book in advance. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close with these incredible creatures.