Southeast Asia boasts of some of the best snorkeling spots of the world. There are many snorkeling destinations in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia that will keep you coming back for more of that fun and adventure. It is a sheer joy to duck beneath those crystal-clear waves and diver the mystical underwater treasures and the ever-changing landscape of colorful corals. With hundreds and thousands of snorkeling spots to choose from, South-East Asia is indeed like an endless playground for snorkelers.
Here are the leading snorkeling spots in Southeast Asia for the lovers of the undersea world.
The Bohol island offers a wide range of attractions such as historical sites, ancient churches and scenic natural sights besides those great diving sites for snorkeling. Teeming with marine life, highlights of snorkeling tours include rich corals, dolphins and sea turtles. As one of the most diverse marine places in the world, one can enjoy looking at different sea creatures in all colors and shapes. It is a world-class tourist destination with excellent nightlife and 5-star resorts.
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc, located in Southeast Asia offers some of the best snorkeling and diving spots. The tropical destination is a collection of small islands and attracts water enthusiasts around the world. The shallow waters and vibrant marine life of its vibrant ecosystem are home to colorful creatures and different types of nudibranchs and mollusk. Phu Quoc, dugongs and cuttlefish are other attractions of the marine life.
There is always a heavy rush for Coronisalnds that are located on the Busuanga Island in the Philippines. Get ready to enjoy some exciting wreck diving tours in Coron. There is plenty to do and see here apart from snorkeling. One can go for rum drinking and enjoy island hopping.
Bunaken Islands, Indonesia
The Bunaken Islands includes five small islands that are hotspots for snorkeling enthusiasts. Home to Bunaken Island National Marine Park, its marine life teems with gorgeous coral formations and hundreds of fish species. Explore the multicolored forest of fish along the mile-long reef along the southeastern shore. There are trumpetfish, sea turtles, porcupine fish and angelfish and many other colorful species.
If you want to see those whale sharks up close, then you need to head for Oslob. The mythical giants can be spotted along the island of Ceb, and your best choice in seeing them is in the village of Oslob. The whale sharks can grow up to 50 feet, and it is a bucket list experience to swim alongside these creatures. Explore the area’s beautiful coral reefs and participate in shark feeding.
Grande Island, Goa
Goa, with its colorful mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures, is also famous for its snorkeling spots. The dream tourist destination boasts of captivating waterfalls, green forests and exotic wildlife. Each beach has its own specialty, and Grande Island is particularly famous for Scuba diving and snorkeling. This is your chance to swim with the humpback dolphins and admire the beauty of the colorful soft corals.
KohRong in Cambodia, with its crystal clear waters is a hotspot for snorkeling. Do not miss the chance to get up-close with sergeant fish, parrotfish, diamond fish, seahorses and blue-spotted ribbontail rays. Explore several points along Saracen Bay and Sanloem’s coast for local snorkeling tours.
Koh Nang Yuan, Thailand
Koh Nang Yuan is a group of three islands that boasts of pristine beaches and lagoons filled with blue waters. The waters are perfect for snorkeling in the sunshine, and the postcard-perfect landscapes make for an ideal location. Enjoy looking at anemones, butterflyfish, anemones, and shoals of parrotfish.
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Located towards the Northeast coast of Malaysia, one can look for snorkeling tours along the cluster of small islands. Get the most out of your snorkeling tour as you browse for different snorkeling tours. Explore the colorful underwater marine life and have fun spotting the sea turtles, “Nemo” fish and harmless reef sharks.
Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Komodo National Park, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is home to the famous Komodo Dragons. Another attraction is the snorkeling tours that take you to a most pristine and untouched marine life that boasts of unique biodiversity. Enjoy exploring reef shelves filled with sponges, anthias, and fusiliers just under the surface of the sea.
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