Snorkeling Report project was born in 2012 in Réunion Island when walking barefoot on a white-sand beach with a diving mask in hands, we thought it would be great to find online a world map where you can find and localize snorkeling spots!
At this time, the main problem we had in mind was quite basic: available free snorkeling information on the web was poor and scattered, and it was almost impossible to find reliable maps of the best snorkeling sites for most of the destinations.
To date, Snorkeling Report has been committed to bringing the best snorkeling information to you. We quickly grew into a source of unbiased, free, and illustrated snorkeling information, with the goal of letting more people able to enjoy the underwater world.
This would not have been possible without you, our squad of contributors (“Reporters” as we like to call them) scattered around the world, armed with snorkeling gear, underwater cameras and keyboards, populating and updating our snorkeling spots map. With new spots added every week from around the world, both world-famous and those off the beaten track, you are what makes Snorkeling Report the most comprehensive snorkeling spots guide!
Snorkeling Report is the snorkeling buddy that stands by your side no matter if you’re planning your next snorkeling session, dreaming about a liveaboard snorkeling trip, or desperately searching for the name of this “blue-with-yellow-splotch-like-marking-on-side” fish you spotted this morning. Discover how we are here to help you to live your passion for the underwater world!
The top feature of Snorkeling Report is the spots directory, where you can search for snorkeling sites in more than 80 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.
More than 500 spots have already been published on Snorkeling Report, but there are still many locations 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!
We believe that a knowledge and appreciation of reef fishes will help make your underwater experience much exciting and enjoyable. In addition, learning about sea creatures is certainly the best way to create passionate present and future stewards of the protection of the oceans. On SR, you can identify species from 20 iconic fish & invertebrates families.
Have you always dreamed of swimming with sea turtles, reef sharks and rays, or observing clownfish in their sea anemones, 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 spots you are most likely to spot them.
Good to know: you can easily identify on www.snorkeling-report.com free shore access snorkeling spots! Look at this icon to find sites you can snorkel freely*, without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee. And the great news is that it’s the case of more than 60% of snorkeling spots published on the website!
*Access to some spots, especially located on small islands, may however require a paying boat trip, on regular sea lines. Also, the payment of an environmental fee is mandatory for snorkeling some specific destinations, such as the Galápagos Islands or Bonaire.
What is nicer than having a snorkeling spot just a few steps from a hotel room? The “resort nearby” tag helps you quickly identify spots located very close to hotels and resorts.
Most of these spots are house reefs, sites that are easily accessible from a resort, usually right off the beach and within easy swimming distance. Others are a little further away, but in any case never more than 250m from the hotel. More details are given on each spot page.
The tag “nearby hotel” does not mean that access to the spot is necessarily restricted to hotel guests. It can also have free public access (indicated by the tag “free shore access”).
When he was a child, he used to spend hours in the water, a mask stick on his face, under the sun of Corsica… And since? Guess what, still the same! Traveller, photographer, nature lover, he is always willing to wear his backpack and cross the seven seas to discover and report new awesome snorkeling spots.
His favorite destination? The Southwest Indian Ocean where he heads to have a breathe whenever he gets the time.
Guillaume is the cofounder of Snorkeling Report and is in charge of the snorkeling spots map. He is also the main tour leader of Planet Snorkeling Expeditions, Snorkeling Report’s travel agency.
He is a father keen to share his passion with his children whenever he can, guiding them discovering the wonders of the underwater world with mask and fins. Issued of the business management world, entrepreneur since his 20 years and sports enthusiast, he shares with Guillaume, his childhood friend, the taste for projects, tropics and ocean.
His favorite area? The Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Central America, which he knows all the secrets, even the best kept.
For Snorkeling Report, Jonathann is in charge of managing the website, as well as setting up and monitoring partnerships.
Ian is a lifelong lover of anything in the water or on the water. When not enjoying the beauty of snorkeling, he enjoys boating, sailing, saltwater fishing, surf fishing, kayaking, and swimming.
His favorite snorkeling location? Roatan. This small Honduran island has some incredible reefs and sea life, all in vibrant living color.
For Snorkeling Report, Ian focuses on strategic relationships and partnerships to bring more valuable content to our site visitors.
Nigel has 40 year’s experience as a marine biologist and spent his career assessing environmental impacts due to coastal activities. Since retiring he has devoted his time to snorkeling, and has turned his collection of marine life photographs into leaflets and posters for holiday resorts, as well as running a snorkeling focussed website.
His favourite destination? Anywhere in the Indo-Pacific, especially Wakatobi in Indonesia, for sheer diversity of marine life.
Nigel has partnered his website www.resortsnorkeller.com with snorkeling-report.com, and will continue to target the world’s best resorts for snorkeling. He also brings his detailed experience of marine life identification to the mix. For each spot added by Nigel, a more extensive collection of species images can be found on his website.
It is usually as a couple that he travels the world in search of spectacular marine encounters and pristine reefs. He also enjoys snorkeling for its numerous health benefits, and the ways it rewards your overall well-being.
His favorite snorkeling destination? For him, each destination is worth the detour, but he particularly loves the gin-clear waters and colorful reefs of Egypt.
Fabien is in charge of the Travel Planning section of Planet Snorkeling Expeditions and loves to deliver snorkelers the perfect trip to suit their style, interests and budget.
She made her life a trip! After sailing for a year in the Caribbean, Aurélie is now aboard a sailboat to cruise in the warm waters of French Polynesia. Passionate about adventure and escape, she has her feet more often on a boat than on land, and makes us dream with her pictures of the tropical seas.
One of the snorkeling destinations she really loves? The Tobago Cays, in the Grenadines, which she knows like the back of her hand.
Aurélie is one of the most important contributors to the Snorkeling Report spot atlas, exploring new locations at every stopover. To embark with her, head to her Instagram account @french.traveladdict.
Don’t ask him to choose between the mountain and the ocean! This sports lover escapes into the great outdoors and the wild whenever he has the chance. When he’s not in his mask and snorkel observing the sealife, you will undoubtedly find him on a hiking trail or hurtling down the snow-capped slopes of the Alps.
His favorite snorkeling destinations? The French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, where he’ll surely tell you the best places to spot turtles or sharks.
Rémi is a Snorkeling Report associate since its creation and contributes to the spot directory every time he travels. This unmatched photographer shares its adventures on his Instagram account @astegianoremi.
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