Top Spots To Snorkel In The Caribbean (It’s Like Scuba, But For Wimps)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
And by wimps I include myself. That’s because I haven’t learned to Scuba, but I’ve also spent my life living in places where the ocean was either something you read about in textbooks (Colorado), something that was good to lounge near but not to go in unless you really love seaweed or had no fear of hypothermia (Connecticut), or something that was more synonymous with plane landings and mafia burials (New York). But if you’re looking for some of the best places in the Caribbean to whet your appetite for taking that next step to learn how to Scuba, try out some of these top spots for snorkeling.
In Dominica you can check out Champagne, a sub-aquatic sulphur spring (or volcano for the layman) in depths of only four feet, massive shipwrecks only 20 feet down in San Salvador in the Bahamas, or if you have a few months to spend lounging in warm seawater exploring the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere — yes please — head to Belize’s Barrier Reef where you can see manatees, sea turtles, sting rays, sharks, and your past life spent sitting behind a desk in a windowless office slowly fading away.