Published: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400
Last Build Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:04:05 -0400
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400Snorkeling is possible in almost any body of water, but snorkelers are most likely to be found in locations where there are minimal waves, warm water, and something particularly interesting to see near the surface. Some of the most popular locations are warm, coral-rich seas such as the Caribbean Sea the Coral Sea and the Red Sea.
Tue, 5 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400Snorkeling requires no special training, only the ability to swim and to breathe through the snorkel. However, it is recommended that one get some instruction from a tour guide, dive shop, or equipment rental shop, any of which often can be found around popular snorkeling locations. Instruction will cover equipment usage, basic safety, what to look for, and what to look out for, including how not to damage fragile organisms such as coral.
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Snorkeling in sandy areas may allow sighting of rays and various flatfish. Other organisms that can be seen while snorkeling include various forms of seaweed, jellyfish, sea turtles, and occasionally anything else which may be found in the ocean. Many of the organisms found in reef locations are vibrantly colored and very abundant, making for an engrossing experience.
Sat, 19 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400The primary attraction of snorkeling is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting. This may include coral reefs and their denizens, such as fish, octopuses, starfish, sea urchins, and mollusks.