Snorkelling – The Low Cost Adventure

There is something so relaxing and calming about being in the water amongst the marine life. From the surface you can swim over and around reefs with hundreds if not thousands of fish all around you. This adventure activity is more widely practised than scuba diving because you don’t need any certification, training or equipment. You can head down the water whenever you feel like it put on your snorkel and jump in.

Many tropical resorts and islands offer free snorkelling gear which makes this a fun a cheap activity to do whilst on holidays. But also buying a snorkel is generally inexpensive with the low range snorkels starting from around $20 AUD which makes this activity much more appealing.

Some good places to snorkel are generally tropical countries such as Vanuatu, Tonga and Hawaii. But other spots around the world include the famous Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland Australia and the increasingly popular Red Sea in Egypt. My particular favourite spot locally in Sydney is Clovelly Bay where you can snorkel amongst a whole range of underwater life but most impressively are the Blue Gropers.

Many water sports have also taking in snorkel as part of their sport such as underwater hockey, underwater rugby and spear fishing. Underwater hockey is a sport where the puck is on the floor of a pool and swimmers with snorkels swim down to pass to their team mates and score goals like regular hockey. Underwater rugby however is not at all like rugby. There are two goals at either end of the pool and using a semi buoyant ball the players need to score in either bucket. Both these games are similar and require strong swimming skills, knowledge of snorkelling and great positioning for goals.

For a cheap but fun and active adventure, snorkelling is easy and accessible all over the world. To read about many other adventures like shark diving, fishing, bungee jumping, African safaris and many more visit, your encyclopaedia all things adventure travel, hobbies and activities.