The world underwater is full of hidden wonders (sometimes even treasures) and beautiful creatures, things we often take for granted when we’re busy tanning on the beach. Spending time catching the sun is only a small part of vacationing in a beached destination. So, next time you plan a getaway and are in the mood for adventure, check out these beautiful snorkeling locations around the world. You’ll literally be diving into all the action!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The crystal clear waters are what make Bora Bora the perfect snorkeling destination. The rays have grown so accustomed to people; they are often drawn to crowds. If you’re into turtles, tropical sharks, and colorful fish, Bora Bora is definitely the place for you! You may be surprised that these sea creatures are more interested in you than you are in them!
Devil’s Crown, Galápagos
Though the name may scare you, Devil’s Crown is an extinct volcanic cone that is now home to several types of fish, reef sharks, and rays. These islands are a huge draw for animal lovers thanks to the wide variety of species. Plunging into these waters ensures you’ll get an up-close and personal view of them all.
Bay Of Donsol, The Philippines
The Philippines is overflowing (no pun intended) with snorkeling spots; one of the most beautiful ones is the Bay of Donsol. Between November and June, you can get up close and personal with whale sharks.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
One of the most famous snorkeling destinations in the world is the Great Barrier Reef. There are 2,900 coral cays and reefs that cover almost 1,500 miles of the ocean floor. The thousands of sea turtles and fish varieties bring so much richness and life to this breathtaking spot.