7 Spots to Enjoy Snorkeling In CaribbeanJuly 31, 2011 No Comments
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There are lots of things you can do when you are enjoying Caribbean Island vacations. Maybe you like to just being lazy on Caribbean beaches, sunbathing while reading your books etc. The rest of people would love to enjoy diving or snorkeling in Caribbean. Out of so many spots for snorkeling in Caribbean, here are the famous 7 spots of snorkeling in Caribbean.
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Curacao Underwater Marine Park (Curacao)
Curacao is a heaven for snorkelers. Why? Because there are more than 50 snorkeling sites tourists can visit. Among all the spots for snorkeling in Caribbean, one appears to be the most famous, Curacao’s Underwater Marine Park, located at the south eastern end of the island. Get ready to be amazed by 12-miles beautiful coral gardensBest Gardens in The World. Read more ... », dolphins, turtles, hundreds species of bright colored fish and also sunken ships! For best experience, take a short boat rides instead of just snorkeling near the shore. Hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping centers are available for you after you finish snorkeling.
Anse Chastanet (St. Lucia)
If you are first-time snorkeler and happen to bump into St. Lucia, then pack your bag and snorkeling gears to Anse Chastanet. Anse Chastanet is a marine reserve, where you see black sandy beach and crystal clear water. The snorkeling area is cordoned off by buoys resulting in no boats are able to sail near the snorkeling site. You will be amazed by the colorful sea life inside. For beginners, you can go to shallow areas which depth is from 5 to 25 ft. But don’t go too far as on its far end it could reach 140 ft depth.
Bonaire National Marine Park
Bonaire National Marine Park is known as one of the most pristine underwater environments. Thanks to the government for the commitment to protect it and now known as one of the best spot for snorkeling in Caribbean. It was pioneered by Captain Don Stewart in 1979 and since 1990 it has been supported by diver contributions. Most of the snorkeling sites are easily accessed right from the shore. Enjoy your time seeing various corals, large sea creatures, and tropical fish. There is a popular guided snorkeling tour offered by local dive shops, which programs are to visit Bonaire’s top five snorkeling sites such as 1,000 steps, Sorobon in Lac Bay, Klein Bonaire, and Karpata.
Belize Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve
Another marine reserve you can visit is in Belize Glover’s Reef, one of rarest Caribbean atolls, located in Middle Caye, thirty miles away Belize coast. The four atolls form ring-like coral islands surrounding a lagoon. The marine reserve is a home to sea turtles, various types of rays, sharks and fish species including endangered one Nassau Grouper. Snorkeling and diving are the top activities you can do here, and some dive operators are available to guide you to observe the marine reserve. The reserve is listed as one of UNESCOLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » World Heritage Site in 1996.
Buck Island Reef National Monument (St. Croix)
Come to St. Croix’s Buck Island Reef National Monument, a snorkeling haven where you will see hundreds species of fish, sponges, crustaceans, and beautiful corals inhabiting the reef system. The reef is 1.5 miles off of north shore of St. Croix. The water is calm and so clear, a beautiful paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers. These 704 acre areas are protected by the law of U.S. Government in order to preserve one of the finest marine gardens in Caribbean Sea.
Tobago Cays Marine Park
Snorkeling in Caribbean is not complete if you don’t to to Grenada. The Grenadines have a special snorkeling place called Tobago Cays. There are five uninhabited islets in Tobago cays which are protected as a national marine park. Those islets are Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradol, Petit Tobac and Jamesby. Now Tobago Cays are the key elements of Tobago Cays Marine Park, a national park and wildlife preserve run by St. Vincent and The Grenadines government. The islets are surrounded by rich coral reef and crystal clear water, a perfect spot for snorkeling activity! The water is calm, and down inside the view of coral altogether with various neon and rainbow-colored fish are amazing! Not only that, you can also head to another lovely snorkeling spot near Tobago Cays in Canouan Island. Canouan Island is one of three inhabited islands (other than Mayreau Island and Union Island) surrounding Tobago Cays. In one of the islands, you can even swim with turtles!
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