Australia’s best dive and snorkel trips

Australia’s best dive and snorkel trips
... the reef by taking a tour on a glass-bottomed boat. Dolphin Dive Fremantle – If you’re in Western Australia, this dive shop offers diving and snorkeling trips to Rottnest Island, a limestone-based island with deep crevices, caverns and a maze of caves to explore. In spring spot humpback whales and in autumn hang out with grey nurse sharks. Photo Credit: Tourism Australia 4 places are mentioned in this post! ...
January 11th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Australia, dive trips, diving, featuredarticle, Great Barrier Reef, open water certification, PADI, scuba certification, scuba diving, snorkeling

Gallivanting at Goat Island

Summer days are, indeed, here in Auckland and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach. One great place to go to get a tan, a good look at the underwater marine life, or simply hang out with family and friends is the Goat Island Marine Reserve. Goat Island Marine Reserve Just about 83.5 km, an hour and 20 minute-drive from the Central Business District of Auckland to Goat Island Road  is New Zealand’s first marine reserve. Along Goat Island Road is the Seafriends Marine Conservation and...
December 6th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, diving, glass bottom boat, Goat Island Marine Reserve, snorkeling

Night snorkeling at Ton Sai Beach in Thailand

Night snorkeling at Ton Sai Beach in Thailand
... also one of the best spots for rock climbing on earth (more on that in a later post) and offers up incredible sea kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling as you head out into the Andaman Sea – famous for its limestone karst formations that jut straight out of the turquoise water. Growing up in Canada’s far north, I’m more familiar with cross-country skiis than snorkeling gear, and I have yet to master the art of diving underwater with my snorkel on, but this is one of the best places to...
November 19th, 2009 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: beaches, featuredarticle, snorkel, snorkeling, Thailand

Oceanic Society Expeditions – Explore the Natural World

... Lagoon, one of the major gray whale calving lagoons of Baja, we expect to see whale mothers with calves and “friendly” gray whales. snorkeling is one of many highlights in the Sea of Cortez. Sri Lanka & Maldives – WILDLIFE SAFARI & snorkeling After 10 years, we are returning to Sri Lanka, a small country offering one of the best wildlife experiences in the world, especially known for its density of leopards and elephants. The expedition includes introductions to the art...
August 26th, 2009 | Jennifer | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Baja California, eco-tour, natural history, nature Expeditions, Oceanic Society, oceans, save habitat, save oceans, snorkeling, Sri Lanka & Maldives, traveling green, whale-watching, WILDLIFE SAFARI

Out of Vegas: Cozumel Seas

One of the main reasons visitors come to Cozumel, Mexico is to snorkel or dive in the Mesa-American reef system.  The barrier reef is the second largest in the world and runs 175 miles along the Mexican coast between the Gulf of Mexico and Honduras.  When Jacques Cousteau came to the region in 1961, Cozumel was mostly deserted.  The island had had a vibrant Mayan community before it was discovered by Cortez.  But the population was soon decimated by disease and nearly abandoned.  For many years...
August 11th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Carribean, diving, History & Information, Mexican Riviera, mexico, Scenic & Short Trips, snorkeling, tropical paradise