Free shore access
The top feature of Snorkeling Report is the spots directory, where snorkelers can search for snorkeling sites in more than 50 destinations worldwide. You can use it to get snorkeling travel inspiration and start planning your next underwater adventure! A large majority of the snorkeling spots inventoried on Snorkeling Report have a free shore access, meaning that you can go snorkeling there freely!
Have you always dreamed of snorkeling with sea turtles, reef sharks and manta rays, or observing clownfish, angelfish or starfish in the wild? Snorkeling Report brings you its top10 spots for unforgettable underwater encounters! For each emblematic species, we tell you on which snorkeling sites you are most likely to spot them. There’s no limit to which marine species you can see when snorkeling!
More than 500 spots have already been published on Snorkeling Report, but there are still many spots to be added! You too can contribute to populate the map by sharing pictures of your favorite snorkeling spots around the world. The more snorkelers will contribute, the easier it will be for you, and other snorkelers, to find sites and enjoy the underwater world!
Located in the heart of the South Pacific, New Caledonia is blessed with the world’s largest lagoon, offering infinite snorkeling opportunities. Although you will probably start by snorkeling from the shore around Nouméa, you shouldn’t leave New Caledonia without having explored some of the islets and reefs scattered t (...)
Casuarina-fringed beaches, gin-clear sea and blue sky... welcome to Mauritius! Blessed with an extensive lagoon, abundant marine life, and dramatic topography, Mauritius is a good destination for snorkelers of all experience levels. Although showing signs of declining reef health, the island's shore waters allow snorke (...)
Panama borders both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, two radically different but equally fascinating marine ecosystems. The best snorkeling spots are located in the many islands and archipelagos scattered along the coasts of the country. From coral reefs to rocky drop offs, from mangroves to stunning shipwreck (...)
Imagine you are swimming surrounded by schools of dozens of nurse sharks, getting face to face with friendly stingrays, exploring the edge of a mangrove or meeting schools of tropical fish in healthy and shallow coral gardens… Open your eyes…. You are snorkeling in Belize! With an extensive barrier reef located just of (...)
Although tourist frequentation has strongly contributed to the deterioration of its coral reefs in its busiest islands, Thailand remains a world-class snorkeling destination. Its lush tropical coasts, reefs and islands offers a wide choice of snorkeling spots, in both Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Thailand is b (...)
From the kaleidoscopic coral reefs that fringe the Keys region, to the freshwater springs where manatees congregate in winter months, Florida offers you a variety of choices for your next snorkeling vacation. Florida is the only continental U.S. state where the tropical climate provides ideal conditions for snorkeling (...)
Bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of California, Mexico introduces snorkelers to an extraordinary diversity of underwater environments. The Riviera Maya, in particular, offers an unequalled diversity of snorkeling spots. Lose yourself into the clear emerald green waters of a cenote near Tulum, experience the won (...)
Indonesia is a vast archipelago of 17,000 islands located at the heart of the Coral Triangle. The country features some 30% of the world’s coral reefs. The archipelago hosts pristine coral gardens, which are home to the richest marine biodiversity on earth. You will never get tired exploring its warm, calm and crystal- (...)
Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, is renowned for its spectacular beaches, which are kissed by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south. The country offers dozens of snorkeling spots spread out along its expansive coastline, with a wide range of marine environments, comprising mangrov (...)
Egypt has been blessed with two coastlines, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and offers a truly unforgettable experience above and below water. The Egyptian Riviera, in particular, is an epic choice of places to snorkel. A few meters from shore, there are so many different creatures to see just beneath the water’s su (...)
Located East to Aruba and Curacao, Bonaire is the second-largest island in the Dutch Caribbean. While the fringing coral reefs all around Bonaire have suffered in recent decades from storms and bleaching events, Bonaire’s coral reefs remain among the healthiest and the most spectacular in the Caribbean. With its shallo (...)