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Plenty of Fish in the Sea

July 11, 2012

They say there are plenty of fish in the sea, and while this may be true, there are definitely some places where the fish are brighter, more beautiful, and more abundant. One of the most enjoyable and memorable things you can do on a tropical getaway is snorkel or scuba dive with all of the local fish and sea creatures. Listed below are a few of our favorite places to strap on our fins and swim with the fishes.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

This Island is one of the busiest in the Caribbean and for a good reason: it has some of the most famous snorkeling spots in the World. One of the most well-known sites is Stingray City where snorkelers can get up close and personal with tamed stingrays (although technically they are still wild) that are used to being around people. Other popular sites are Cemetery Reef, Eden Rock, and the wreck of the USS Kittiwake.

Cozumel, Mexico

Known world-wide as one of the premier diving spots, Cozumel has rightfully earned its prestigious reputation. Equally as enjoyable for snorkelers, the decades of federal environmental protection are obvious with the natural beauty that resides in the waters of Cozumel. Some of the most famous snorkeling and diving spots include Palancar and the wreckage of the Convair airplane.


In Belize, you can snorkel and still get the intimacy and excitement you get from scuba diving. The Barrier Reef provides 185 miles of accessible, beautiful snorkeling and diving with a variety of tropical fish and other sea creatures. The Ambergris Caye is the most famous tourist destination in Belize with its near-perfect snorkeling and diving conditions.

Maui, Hawaii

Maui is one of the best places in the world to experience the beauty of life under the water. The Molokini Cratar is one of the most famous snorkel spots and is a sanctuary for tropical fish of all types. Other famous spots include Honolua Bay, Polo Beach, and the Kamaola beaches.

Next time you are on a tropical vacation, make sure to venture out into the ocean and meet some of the under water locals.

Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 12, 2012 1:20 pm

    Sounds like a great list. Have only tried Maui so far, but look forward to travelling more in the future and checking out some of these amazing places.

  2. October 30, 2012 7:29 am

    This should definitely be part of a ‘list of places to visit before you die’ in addition going diving. I haven’t been scuba diving much, but Eden Rock has to be my favorite place to do it. It feels like a completely different world when you are diving there.

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