Snorkeling in Sri Lanka – a breathtaking view under the sea!

When on vacation, you often find yourself searching for fun things to do. Sri Lanka often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, has world-class snorkeling and scuba-diving tours that will keep you enchanted right throughout your trip.

Snorkeling | Image Credit - tata_aka_T, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Snorkeling | Image Credit – tata_aka_T, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Why Snorkeling
Snorkeling is one of the best ways to view under-water life without damaging them. The shallow seas of Sri Lanka allow you to do this without a hassle. View colourful coral reefs and shoals of fish by snorkeling in the warm waters of the Indian ocean while holidaying in Sri Lanka.

Locations
For snorkeling and scuba diving in Sri Lanka, the best locations are Hikkaduwa, Weligama, and Kirinda. If you are heading towards the west, you could check out ‘Bar Reef’, which is Sri Lanka’s largest coral reef, located just off Puttalam. The best way to check out all these locations is if you go through a good tour company such as Walkers Tours, that specialize in customized tour packages for their clients

Get Ready to Snorkel
Obviously, to go snorkeling you need to have the proper gear. You can rent some from shops that are located alongside the Sri Lankan beaches or you could even bring your own. All under-water activities are normally conducted by well trained and experienced UDI and PADI instructors to ensure the utmost safety and enjoyment of all travelers, so you have nothing to worry about!

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.

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Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, an unforgettable experience at Townsville – too thrilling to miss

Everyone cannot accomplish that feat of snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. Probably with the exception of one: you! If you are such a prodigy, you should not miss this unforgettable experience at Townsville for its snorkeling experience is unique.

Remember however, it comes at a price. A little exorbitant, you may feel. But that price is fully worth when you think of the adventurous spirit. That experience would never be the same anywhere else. If you stay at one of the Townsville holiday apartments, you can save up some money for the snorkeling session.

An average traveler has ample reasons to be scared of snorkeling. In reality there is not so much to be scared of. Especially when Great Barrier Reef is an excellent spot for easy snorkeling. What you require is your swimming capacity as well as physical strength. Physical strength is of course a must as you have to depend on energy all the time while snorkeling. If you stay somewhere like Oaks Gateway on Palmer, you can ask them about the place to buy the right gear required for snorkeling.

At the Great Barrier Reef, you can of course opt in for a guided tour. The tours would introduce you to islands. You will also spot buoys placed with short difference in each other’s gap. You can choose that area to snorkel too. You can rent out float coats to give you extra props and more confidence.

Suppose you have not snorkeled before, but if you have good physical fitness as well as swimming capacity, then by all means you are eligible to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Waters are comfortably warm and you will hardly know the duration that you had been swimming. Even if you are not so skilled, you can obtain services of expert instructors to help you snorkel properly.

All that is really worth as it will add another extraordinary memory into your life journey.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.
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Snorkeling In Sir Bani Yas Island

A natural island situated to the southwest of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island is renowned for offering a plethora of nature based activities. Abu Dhabi villas at beautifully appointed resorts Abu Dhabi such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas make for an ideal choice of accommodation. A visitor to Sir Bani Yas Island should make it a point to go snorkeling after kayaking through mangrove forests. The activity presents the ideal opportunity to explore some of Arabia’s exotic marine life. Among the various species you will spot are sea urchins and the Hammour-the iconic Arabic fish. Take a boat trip to a nearby reef on the island’s western side for a truly memorable snorkelling experience.

Snorkeling in Koh Samui – experience the wonders underwater

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui is a Samui Hotel located in the tranquil stretch of sand in Koh Samui. With special spa packages, the tropical gardens and the breath taking view of the Koh Samui Sea this hotel tops all Samui Resort. Among the number of water sports offered by the hotel Snorkeling is one sport that attracts a large number of guests.

Snorkeling in Koh Samui will give visitors the opportunity to have a peek of some of the interesting aquatic life that lives in the islands surrounding waters. If you’re lucky to go snorkeling on a clear day the variation of life that you will witness will surprise you. The beauty and the vibrant colours of these sea creatures will make you feel that you are dreaming. Snorkelling is much affordable than scuba diving. All you got to have is the talent to swim.