While snorkeling and scuba diving are two very different activities which occur in very different locations in most cases, the Caribbean islands can offer both snorkelers and divers the perfect sports for both activities.
You might wonder what are the different between the two; and here it is. The fundamental difference between them is the location of snorkelers and divers in the water. While snorkelers float on the surface so that he can breathe through a snorkel, divers with their air tanks on their backs explore the ocean’s depths.
Sites with Sights
The Caribeean islands has plenty of amazing sites available for both divers and snorkelers such as coral reefs, volcanic vents, and old shipwrecks and underwater formations. Of course, deep dive sites can always offer more incredible sights to behold. In these places, you can enjoy the fun with the whole family as diving and snorkeling are fun for all ages; but of course, depending on the ages of the children, you must choose an appropriate form of activity.
Although the majority of popular sites for both snorkeling and diving require a boat ride, there are still something just offshore to spark your interest such as colorful fish, rays, and anemones close to land. Many of the sites in Carribean island are world-famous.
The Virgin Islands National Park and Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge are popular as both snorkeling and diving locations with locations like Trunk Bay and Leinster Bay Beach which are great spots for snorkelers; and Cane Bay Beach with spectacular wall dive can amzed both divers and snokerlers. You can also visit the islands’ reefs which have plenty of brain and elk coral that grow to amazing sizes and colorful fish, crustaceans, and sponges.
The Cayman and Virgin Islands are just two among various other popular areas to snorkel and dive. Throughout the Caribbean, there are still plenty of other locations such as Dominica which is famous for its volcanic vents, waters bubble like warm champagne offshore from the city of Scott’s Head; Turks and Caicos with the the Caicos bank homes to corals, sponges, and sea animals along 6000 feet vertical drop-offs; Biminis with shipwrecks, black coral gardens, shallow shoals, and blue holes; Puerto Rico surrounded by a continental shelf, underwater caves and Jamaica are home to several marine parks, including one in Negril and Montego Bay.