News articles in Snorkeling

Aurora Expeditions offers Antarctic Snorkeling and Diving in 2015

(Blue Ocean - August 22, 2014) -- Aurora Expeditions will be offering passengers the chance to snorkel  and scuba dive in Antarctica in 2015 during what is midsummer season in the south pole. It’s moulting time for penguins and flight school for cormorant chicks.

The snorkelling and diving trips will be conducted daily, depending on the weather, in sheltered bays, offshore islands and ship wrecks in Antarctic waters during the expedition. 

A Coral Reef Designed for Valentine's Day

(Blue Ocean Network - Feb 14, 2012) -- The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system (and it's largest living structure ), comprising nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands off the eastern coast of Australia. One of these thousands of reefs is Heart Reef, so named for its shape. It is located in the Whitsunday Islands and must be viewed from the air as the area is protected and snorkelers and scuba divers are not allowed to enter.

(Blue Ocean Network - January 19, 2012) -- The Dive Cooperative, a dive operation and training academy in Cozumel on a mission to bring a higher consciousness to diving, is launching an innovative new retreat entitled "Dive Within". This unique 7-day program brings together the synergies of scuba diving and yoga in an integrated program that allows for exploration of many aspects of day-to-day life.

Reef Safe™ by Tropical Seas® Sting Cooler™ Jelly Fish Sting Relief

(Blue Ocean Network - Nov 30, 2011) --  Just one sting from the luminous jellyfish can halt on anyone’s snorkeling or dive vacation. Fortunately, most jellyfish stings are harmless, but they have the potential to be very painful. To keep underwater adventures free from pain, Reef Safe™ byTropical Seas® has created the new Sting Cooler™ Jelly Fish Sting Relief.

Palau Focuses on Eco-friendly Practices

(Blue Ocean Network - March 10, 2011) -- Palau is taking strides to preserve its natural resources, including sharks, whales, jelly fish, dolphins, agriculture, aquaculture and coral reefs. Eco-friendly practices are indigenous to the local culture and traditions and are now becoming a springboard for the island nation as several Palauan entities are enhancing their practices.

Investigation of shark attacks in coastal waters continues

(Blue Ocean Network - December 12, 2010) -- American scientists are making rapid progress in the investigation of an unprecedented string of attacks off a 3-mile stretch of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. The shark experts, flown into the Egyptian resort after 5 shark attacks killed one woman and seriously injured 4 others, have positively identified at least two of the sharks responsible.

Grenada's Underwater Sculpture Park attracts divers and snorkelers

(Blue Ocean Network - December 8, 2010) -- Since its inception in 2006, Grenada's Underwater Sculpture Park has received international acclaim, captivating locals and visitors alike as a unique art installation. Located in clear, shallow water and dappled by sunlight, the Park's sculptures can be readily viewed by snorkelers, divers and passengers in glass-bottomed boats.

Atypical behaviour of single shark a possible culprit.

(Blue Ocean Network - December 7, 2010) -- Egyptian authorities have called in an international team of shark experts to "assess and advise on the best course of action" after the Red Sea resort of Sharm el- Sheikh experienced five shark attacks in one week.  

Christ of the Abyss John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park Florida

(Dive Travel Business - August 2, 2010) -- Plans are underway for a milestone birthday celebration as John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first underwater preserve, turns 50 years old. The historic event is set for Dec. 1 through Dec. 11, 2010, offering an ideal occasion for divers, snorkelers and other visitors to discover or rediscover the Key Largo park.

Cancun Underwater Art Museum

(Blue Ocean Network - June 15, 2010) -- The Cancun and Isla Mujeres Underwater Art Museum is a step closer to becoming the world's largest underwater museum.  Phase 1 of the underwater project began November 14, 2009 with the sinking of three life-sized sculptures.  

Created by British/Guyanese artist Jason de Caires Taylor, the sculptures were placed near natural reefs and marine life in order to create an artificial habitat. 

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