Escape Alberta’s Cold This Winter – 7 Snorkeling Destinations

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stay indoors during this season. In this article, we are going to see seven of the best snorkeling destination to escape Alberta’s winter season! Let’s begin!

Mauritius

Mauritius, an independent island located east of Madagascar, is famous for its water destinations. It has some of the best beaches, resorts, and, of course, snorkeling destinations. There are many colorful fishes that can be found in its waters, including but not limited to angelfish, damselfish, parrotfish, and clownfish. The water is very clear, making it easy to see the great sights that it has to offer. It’s also a great snorkeling destination for beginners as you can easily snorkel straight from the beach. Aside from snorkeling, there are many other activities that you can partake in Mauritius.

Cancun, Mexico

Snorkeling in Cancun, Mexico is probably one of the best. This place is a haven for underwater activity enthusiasts, but everyone will enjoy visiting this place! One of the most famous destinations in Cancun is the Cancun Underwater Museum – which is where more than 470 life-sized sculpture stands underwater. You will have a good 3-hour underwater museum tour from this area alone and aside from that, there are a dozen of other locations to visit and things to see including whale sharks.

Palau

A nation consisting of 250 islands located in Western Pacific, Palau is one of the best places to snorkel. Maintaining an average daily temperature of 27°C, it is always warm in the Islands. It has dozens of marine lakes and several snorkeling spots. The jungle-covered Rock Islands (a magnificent sight as a whole) are surrounded by shallow coral reefs and can be easily reached by boat. There is also the Clam City, where you can easily spot giant Clams. Finally, the most sought-after destination in Palau is the Jellyfish Lake, where you can swim together with thousands of Jellyfish – don’t worry, they don’t sting and they’re non-poisonous.

The Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands are comprised of 40 low-lying coral islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. Providenciales, commonly known as Povo locally, is considered the gateway island where many luxurious resorts, restaurants, and shops can be found. It is also home to the famous Grace Bay Beach.

There are many destinations that can be enjoyed in the islands, but if you’re looking for the best snorkeling destination, then the Bight Reef should be on your map. It’s a beginner friendly snorkeling destination, but it can be crowded at times. If you are a veteran snorkeler though, you might want to try Malcolm’s Road Beach. This is a remote spot, but it’s still close enough to the coast that visibility doesn’t suffer too much. The good spots here can be a little bit hard to find, but when you do, you’ll see some of the best and varied coral displays and formations.

Cayman Islands

If you want to snorkel at the Cayman Islands, then look no further than Stingray City. A fantasy-esque name, Stingray City is actually a place where you can have a chance to swim along magnificent stingrays. Come face to face with these creatures and have the opportunity to touch them. Aside from that, the water is very shallow, which is around five feet deep and its crystal clear, making it perfect for beginners. Those who wish to partake in snorkeling or swimming with stingrays are given appropriate information about what to do and what not to do during the activity. Snorkeling gears are also included.

Anguilla

Anguilla is where some of the finest beaches in the world resides. There are so many snorkeling destinations here and it can be hard to find the best one that fits your tastes. If you want to see some massive coral gardens, the Great Dog Island is where you should be heading. There is an abundance of puffer fish and schools of squids along with a variety of other tropical fishes. Perhaps the best thing about it is that it has a crystal-clear water with visibility of up to 100 feet.

Maldives

This is one of the best places in the world in terms of tourist destination and vacation spots. Comprising of 26 atolls and over a thousand islands makes this an unbeatable choice for snorkeling and many other kinds of water-based travels, relaxation, and travels.