Here at Original Diving, we are almost as keen (almost!) on snorkelling as we are on diving as often, the best things to be seen in the water are close to the surface rather that at depth. What’s more, snorkelling is open to anyone of any age and experience level and is far less equipment intensive than diving. Just swim out from the shore or jump off the boat and you can immediately be swimming amongst beautiful coral and marine life.

Almost anywhere you find good diving you will also find snorkelling though of course some locations are more suitable for snorkelers than others (in fact on a couple of our trips you can only snorkel - humpback whales anyone?). Several members of the team are keen snorkelers so we can advise you on the best places to visit.

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Snorkelling with stingrays, Cayman Islands
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One of the best things about snorkelling holidays is that you need very little. Not only can you enjoy snorkelling holidays without any formal qualifications but in terms of equipment, all you will need is a mask and snorkel and some fins; you may also want a wetsuit and weights.

Louisa, Original Diver

Where to go

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Indonesia

Home to some of the best diving on earth, incredible landscapes and world class hotels, Indonesia is one of our favourite countries. There are some 17,000 islands to choose from but we know the very best spots to head to.

Beach Umbrella, Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives is a world-class diving destination, particularly if you like diving with big fish. Above the waves you find pure white sand, blue seas and world-class hotels. What's not to like?

Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

Egypt

Egypt has vast historical and cultural aspects, and also offers world class diving, all within striking distance of Europe.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia

Australia offers great diving. As well as the Great Barrier Reef there are the wonders of Lord Howe Island and Ningaloo Reef.

Diver in the Philippines

Philippines

The Philippines has an incredible amount of variety in the form of WWII wrecks, pristine reefs, world-class muck diving and one of our favourites: the thresher shark.

Fijian Island, Aerial

Fiji

Stunning soft corals, great marine life, beautiful beaches and the 'friendliest people on Earth'. What's not to like about Fiji.

Bora Bora Aerial, French Polynesia

French Polynesia

French Polynesia is home to the iconic lagoon at Bora Bora and some stunning diving. The biggest draw is arguably large numbers of sharks but there is much more.

Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

This is one of the last few genuine frontier areas left on the planet. Mention Papua New Guinea and people will probably have visions of cannibals marauding through the jungle. Well, nowadays, the only headhunters you’re likely to come across are Australian recruitment consultants on holiday, but they – and you – would be among the first people to explore what is a truly original destination.

Diving off Babeldoab Island

Palau

Located midway between the Philippines and Guam in the western part of the Caroline Islands (this eastern part is known as Micronesia), the nation's claim to fame is now its world-class diving...

Island Beach

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands offer great diving and hotels, as well as being home to a world famous wreck-dive, the RMS Rhone.

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

World-class diving and laid back Caribbean charm at its best. This is some of the very best diving in the Caribbean.

Great blue hole of belize

Belize

Explore the second largest barrier reef in the world, along a 174-mile long coastline.

Iguana Underwater, Galapagos

Ecuador & the Galapagos

Home to a rich variety of wildlife, both above and below the waves, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

Tanzanian Sunset

Tanzania

Combine great safari experiences with some of the best diving in East Africa.

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Louisa is our 'Snorkelling Holidays' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 0505

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