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Snorkeling – Grand Turk

If you want to add a zip in your snorkeling experience and you’re flying with Carnival, check out the powerful snorkel adventure in Grand Turk. Grand Turk is famous for its incredible diving and snorkelling and that’s because just a few hundred meters from the shore, you will witness a jaw dropping 7000 feet off the continental shelf.

The thruster helps you soar through the clear waters of this underwater wonderland. We are always looking for new underwater adventures and this is one of the top things on our list to try!

Kite surfing – Argentina

Argentina is a very popular destination for beach lovers. Partly because so many beaches are very shallow and great for swimming. The warm, gin-blue water is often found only in the Caribbean and uninterrupted beaches repeatedly.

A popular sport in Aruba is kite surfing. You will find the bay full of kite surfers pulling back and forth along the coast. With flat, warm water, deep waists and year-round commercial winds, Argentina offers the perfect conditions for kite surfing all year round.

Stingray City of the Cayman Islands

Stingray City is a place where tourists can interact with almost tame stingrays. For years, fishermen have lured stingrays here as they clean their fish in the calm waters of a sandy beach just off the Grand Cayman Island.

They are so familiar to people that stingrays will swim straight at you and eat them out of your hands or rest in your arms. Read all about it here at Stingray City and Grand Cayman Luxury Safaris.

So the next time you get to the Caribbean, make sure you pull yourself out of bars and casinos and enjoy the beautiful waters to try one of these Caribbean water sports. Colors, clarity and captivating underwater scenes will surprise you. The Caribbean Sea is definitely a place to hang out in the sun! What is your favorite underwater adventure in the Caribbean or around the world?

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 3)

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.

The Cayman Islands Diving

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.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 1)

Snorkeling is the easiest and cheapest way to get a good close-up view of the underwater wonders of the Caribbean. Quite a lot of people can wear scuba masks and snorkel breathing; add a pair of swimming fins (flippers) and you really don’t need to do more than float on the surface and look down at life in the sea. It is very simple, even small children can do it.

You might be surprised at how much you can see when snorkeling, even off the beach in your Caribbean resort. During a visit to the Little Dix Bay resort, for example, I was able to cruise right on stingrays and sea turtles as well as the usual colorful fish and reefs.

Most resorts will lend you free snorkeling equipment, making snorkeling both the cheapest and simplest way to explore the underwater world.

You can also join a diving charter, where a boat will take you to the top scuba diving and diving spots around the island you are visiting. Charters often allow you to see unique attractions such as sunken submerged reefs and healthier reefs than you usually see around the resort, meaning more colorful fish and corals, as well as sharks and other large residents.

Scuba divers also pay attention to your safety, and of course there is usually free beer and lunch on offer, in addition to a scenic boat trip. What’s not to like?

A few tips on scuba diving

If you are renting or borrowing equipment, make sure it is clean before you stick it in your mouth. Most dive shops will soak your gears in a mild detergent bath, but if that’s not good enough for your peace of mind, bring some alcohol cleaning pads along. Or, just buy your own device and pack it – a mask and tube really don’t take up a lot of space.