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 at no cost.
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 top 10 spots for unforgettable underwater encounters! For each individual species, we tell you which snorkeling sites you will be most likely to spot them on.
More than 580 spots have already been published on Snorkeling Report, but there are still many spots to be added! You too can contribute to our map by sharing pictures of your favorite snorkeling spots around the world. By contributing your pictures and sites, the easier it will be for all of us snorkelers to find new sites and enjoy the underwater world!
With hundreds of islands and atolls lying in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives offers visitors an underwater adventure like no other. In this island-hopping paradise, you can freely explore unspoiled lagoons surrounded by colorful coral reefs, where the marine life thrives. Snorkeling around the atolls allows marine life (...)
Home to marine life found nowhere else in the world, the Galápagos archipelago is a legendary snorkeling destination. This chain of 19 islands and dozens of islets in the Pacific Ocean, about 600 miles off South America, existed mostly untouched for millions of years. Due to a lack of natural predators, the wildlife in (...)
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 (...)
Despite an overtourism contributing to the overall decline of the country's coral reef, Thailand remains a good snorkeling destination. Its lush tropical coastlines, reefs and islands offers a diversity of snorkeling spots, in both Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. More than 900 species of reef fish are found aroun (...)
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 (...)
In 1768, the day he got close to Tahiti for the first time, French explorer Bougainville is quoted as saying, "This is heaven on earth!”. One thing is very true; French Polynesia is an underwater paradise. With its 14 exotic islands Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora being the most well-known, the Society Islands has a wide (...)
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 (...)