Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This place has fascinating long excursions along the 1250 mile long Great Barrier Reef on a boat tour. The shore itself has amazing aqua life in store for every visitor’ all you need to do is gear up with your goggles and flippers, and enter the water to find yourself in the midst of vibrant reefs swarming with all manner of colorful fish, including parrotfish, surgeonfish, anemones, sea cucumber and starfish’ in a total of around 900 different species of sea life. For all the turtle lovers, its amazing to watch the nesting grounds for loggerhead turtles and giant green turtles.
Santa Catalina, California, USA
Just 22 miles off the Los Angeles coast lies Santa Catalina, an otherworldly island and respite from the bustle of L.A. Surrounded by clear water and billowing kelp forests, the island is home to a variety of sea life, including so-called flying fish, Garibaldi (California’s state fish), perch, anemones and spiny lobsters. We will surely swim past the enormous sea bass, sea lions and harbor seals, which have a nifty tendency to nip at your flippers. So if quality snorkeling experience is found here.
This is a stellar site for a Caribbean swim. The island has a well preserved national marine park for more than 30 years, guaranteeing well-preserved corals and abundant, colorful sea life. Book a snorkel trip with one of the island’s many tour operators and enjoy watching parrotfish, angelfish, surgeonfish and turtles, as well as a variety of hard corals and sponges thriving in the sea. While driving along Bonaire’s coastal road, keep an eye out for yellow-painted stones along the side of the road. These markers indicate that a snorkel site is right off shore; park your car, grab your gear, hit the water and enjoy.
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