Snorkeling is an activity that can be enjoyed in any oceans of the world. Yes my friends, no need to head to the Caribbean or to the Pacific Ocean just to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world. There are outrageous spots in the United States for snorkeling you might want to put on your bucket list. Wanna know where? Read on!
New London is where Ocean Beach is situated. This place may not be every snorkeler’s haven because you won’t see any tropical fishes and corals there but their underwater surrounding is full of critters, which any marine enthusiast may be interested to explore!
One best reason to go and immerse in this body of water is the manatees. The best months to see these aquatic creatures and its fragile habitats are September and October. Those are the months wherein the manatee population rises. Reputable tour groups can take you to this large mammal environment without disturbing them. So, if swimming with the manatees is not yet part of your list, now you know it should be.
Swimming with the sharks isn’t usually every swimmers’ dream adventure but in case you aren’t one of them, then La Jolla, California is the best place for your next snorkeling adventure. Their main attraction is the leopard shark! These monstrous sea creatures migrate to the area from the month of May to October. Many of these sharks are pregnant females that want to move to warmer, much shallow water to hasten the incubation process. San Diego Expedition claims that during these months, snorkelers will see a bunch of these leopard sharks on their trip. They would also have a chance to see different kinds of ray species and bottom feeder fish.
Block Island is the Bermuda of the North. This beautiful island is just a 45-minute ride south from the mainland Rhode Island. The water in the island has abundant reefs and these reefs are shelters of different kinds of fishes. Only, it is recommended to go there during Summer as the temperature has the tendency to get really cold.
Actually, anywhere in Florida is near a good snorkeling spot but one of the must-see snorkeling locations is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. This state park has been established since 1963 and boasts its reputation as having the only living coral reef in the continental United States. It is actually established to protect coral reefs. What draws visitors and tourists are the coral formation and the marine life that is abundant in the area.
Hawaii, in general, is actually any snorkelers heaven but Hanauma Bay seems to be the cream of the crop. Oahu’s sheltered bay located in its southeastern part shelters a large population of corals. No wonder, this bay has long been favorite spots for tourists or even locals. Molokini Crater, Maui, Tunnels Beach, Kauai and Kealakekua Bay in Big Island are also some of Hawaii’s crowd favorites.