Going on snorkeling trips with groups of other snorkelers to exotic destinations, off the beaten path, is a fantastic experience. These are often adventures on liveaboard boats, or even at resorts, to some of the best snorkel spots around the world, like Raja Ampat, the Maldives, the Komodo Islands, Palau, Wakatobi, and more.
There is a world of difference going on liveaboard trips designed for snorkelers, instead of a mixed boat with divers, because most of the time the boat is really focused on the divers, with snorkelers as an afterthought. On a snorkeler only boat, every spot you visit, from remote atolls to barrier reefs, has shallow snorkeling at perfect depths.
And being able to be immersed in snorkeling two or three times a day, in a different amazing spot each time, for a week or two, is really a great way to explore the ocean. You get to see so many different ecosystems and types of fish and coral reefs. It's a very different experience than snorkeling tours that go out for a few hours in popular tourist areas. These are more like snorkeling expeditions.
Most of the time these types of snorkel trips are full service, where your food is prepared for you, your rooms are taken care of, and all you have to do is get in the water, rinse and repeat.
There are also resorts with beautiful house reefs for snorkeling and small boats that can take you to wonderful nearby snorkeling reefs. You can choose whether you want to venture out or stay close each day. The best resorts are usually remote and include some meals with your stay. These spots make for great snorkel trips too.
Snorkeling programs like these are hard to find though. For awhile we
were promoting a friend's trips, but she has gotten too busy currently
for us to send her more people. We went with her to the Maldives, which
you can read about here.
We are researching a few different new companies that provide snorkeling safaris that we will be able to tell you about on this page. We plan on going on some trips with these companies in the near future to see what the service and experience is like.
So stay tuned. More great snorkeling trips coming soon!
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