Skin diving, snorkeling, free diving - whatever you
call it, swimming with a simple mask, snorkel and
fins is one of the best ways to explore what Jacques
Cousteau called the silent world. The absence of scuba
bubbles makes for an especially quiet and stealthy
viewer, allowing the opportunity to see marine life
that might normally be scared off by a noisy diver.
And, anyone who can float on the surface of the water
is a prime candidate for snorkeling. Its easy,
relaxing and rewarding.
The islands of The Bahamas lend
themselves nicely to the pleasures of snorkeling.
Fly in, check in and dive in. The ocean is only steps
away. Many resorts and dive operations have dedicated
snorkeling vessels, snorkeling gear and snorkel trips.
Knowledgeable instructors are also widely available
and can guide visitors to the best portions of the
reef, and provide information on marine life.