Ever feel like the ocean calls for you? One day you’re sitting at your desk imagining the feel of cool water on your skin and the smell of salt water on your hair. You picture seeing fishes of different shapes and sizes swimming in and around coral reefs of deep and bright shades as you freely float and observe them from above. Just when you were enjoying following around a stream of rainbowfishes, a hard nudge makes you fall out of the trance. You hiss under your breath for allowing yourself to daydream once again. Well, maybe it’s high time for you to turn those dreams into reality. Cliché? Maybe yes, but learn more about the snorkeling adventure and how it opens the doors to the realm of marine life.
If you aren’t up for those deep dives, snorkeling is the best way to enjoy the aquatic scene without the terrifying depths. Snorkeling allows one to swim and freely float on the surface of the water without having to bob one’s head to breathe every 10 seconds or so. Depending on where you’re going, it doesn’t take a lot of gear except a snorkeling mask and fins. Even the fins are optional. It’s a lot easier to go on a marine adventure without having to purchase plenty of equipment for it, and less gear doesn’t mean less fun. You can definitely have one of the most exciting adventures of your life by just snorkeling. For example, it’s a lot more family friendly if you’ve got children who can’t go scuba diving just yet. It’s less hassle for you and definitely a less tiring and more calming vacation. The underwater scene can be just as exciting without going under. Your companions can range from the smallest creatures like fishes and turtles to the biggest fishes in the world such as dolphins, sharks, and whales. The most exhilarating feeling is to immerse oneself in the colorful ecosystems the ocean has to offer. There are thousands of attractions – corals, floras, sea anemones, schools of fishes of various colors. All these can easily be seen and appreciated from above. The ocean also offers museum like artefacts such as shipwrecks and statues an example would be the MUSA underwater museum. There are also underwater tectonic plates and volcanoes, and many more wonders.
There are plenty of places around the world that are great for snorkeling. In fact, they don’t have to be renowned beaches because it doesn’t really matter how it looks on the surface as it does beneath. Even icy rivers can compete as snorkeling site against tropical beaches. So, after reading this post hopefully, you’ve decided to live the dream for once.