Snorkeling Travel

Snorkeling Travel

Many thousands of people go snorkelling each year . Some just want to snorkel and others scuba dive and snorkel. We will be expanding are Snorkeling Travel section in over the next few months . In the Snorkeling Travel section we aim to provide information on Snorkeling Travel based on firsthand experiences and local knowledge. Snorkeling Travel is growing in popularity but there are many books on dive sites but often the information on snorkelling sites is scanty at best . With are expanding our Snorkeling Travel section we aim to bring you information on the best snorkel sites in the world, with local information like access points and if the site should be tackled by beginners or left to more experienced snorkelers. Our Snorkeling Travel section will also provide information on points of safety to remember whilst snorkelling, plus information on how to snorkel, the best way to enter the water from a snorkelling boat and how to get back on the boat. All these experiences can prove a little daunting when you first tackle them especially if when you go on your Snorkeling Travels you do not speak the local language.

So if you have any Snorkeling Travel experiences , local knowledge of a resort or photos from your Snorkeling Travel experiences then please send then to us at [email protected].

Snorkeling in the Glapagos Islands

A friendly sea lion might pop over to say hello during your Galapagos snorkel. Unlike most spots for snorkeling in the world Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands doesn’t revolve around colorful coral and tropical fish. This is the place to see big marine life – we’re talking sea lions, sharks, dolphins, turtles and even penguins. Being the basis of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, the Galapagos Islands offer snorkelers fascinating and unique mammals both on land and beneath the sea.

The islands’ remote location means that underwater wildlife are friendly and approachable – mainly because they don’t encounter humans all that often.

“There’s a good chance you’ll be approached by a playful sea lion or a group of turtles that will happily swim alongside you,” says Jim Sano, vice president of travel, tourism and conservation with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

The great thing about this activity is that it requires no special training and anybody can do it. It only requires the ability to swim and to breathe through the snorkel. As with scuba diving it is always recommended that one not snorkel alone, but rather with a “buddy” or a group.

The primary appeal of snorkeling in Galapagos is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. You will be amazed at how beautiful the underwater world of the Galapagos is. Snorkeling with marine iguanas as seen on the video above and with playful sea-lions are some of the favourite wildlife encountered. If you wear glasses then a prescription mask would come in handy! You will also have the chance to snorkel with green sea turtles, the world’s second smallest penguin and an incredible variety of colorful reef fish.

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