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1. Posted by eve3981 (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

Where would you recommend? My experience is limited.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Indonesia - Kuta on Bali, Lombok, Komodo Islands
Cambodia - Sihanoukville
Malaysia - Parhentian Islands
Vietnam - Nha Trang
Thailand - Ko Tao, Ko Pha-Ngan
Egypt - Hurgada

3. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

The Blue Lagoon in Dahab Egypt.

4. Posted by eve3981 (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

Thanks all
Will keep recomendations on file.
Meantime off to Belize to snorkel some new sites.
Egypt appeals, not too far from the UK.

5. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I haven't snorkeled much but the Great Barrier reef is hard to beat. That was the first place I ever snorkeled. Other places I've snorkeled: Fiji, Hawaii, Galapagos Islands (cold water), San Diego, & Belize. I found the Great barrier reef to be the best and most amazing. To see Gaint Clams, etc.. Amazing.

I heard Curacoa is really good for snorkeling. I found Belize to be more dive oriented than set up for snorkeling.

Anybody snorkeled in jamaica? Is it any good?

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting travel100

Anybody snorkeled in jamaica? Is it any good?

Yes, we have snorkeled Jamaica for several years - mainly along the north coast - Montego Bay, Runaway Bay, and west coast Negril. Negril does not have "close-to-shore" reef, requirig you to take the snorkel boat to interesting sites. Montego Bay and Runaway Bay areas do have small reef outcroppings within swimming distance of the shore.

Many scuba people will say that Jamaica is nothing compared to the Caymans or Cozumel, some divers can be a bit snobbish at times. We do both (snorkel/dive) and we love Jamaica - each area has it's own little gems to snorkel. Some of the best "little" snorkeling experiences have been right under piers - lots of life and baby fishes.

We have not been there since this last round of hurricanes have blown through. My thought would be that there has been much damage to the reef system at this time and may not be as good as it once was. We have also found snorkeling/diving hurricane damaged areas to be of great interest scientifically and to just see how quickly regrowth can begin.

7. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Basically, anywhere with a reef will offer some great snorkelling.
I agree about the Barrier Reef - it is an amazing place to snorkel, certainly the best place i've snorkelled. Portsmouth is good if you like looking at shopping trolleys and broken glass on the sea bed

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Certain areas of Lake Michigan shoreline are good for collecting money (lost coins from swimmer's pockets). Good for at least one night's worth of pub-crawl.

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Very good spot at Cronulla at the entrance to Port Hacking, not far from where I live in Sydney! It's another world down there!

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Certain areas of Lake Michigan shoreline are good for collecting money (lost coins from swimmer's pockets). Good for at least one night's worth of pub-crawl.

heheh, I'll say Anne! And Lake Superior is excellent for shipwrecks, excellent visibility...that is,IF you don't mind the cold! Average temperature is 40F/4C!