This site is my personal account of off-the-beach snorkelling in locations where I’ve done it. The idea is to give a detailed, objective review of each snorkelling ‘site’ showing the type and condition of the corals and other sea-life there.
BULON LAY ENVIRONS
TARUTAO NATIONAL PARK (general information)
TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN NATIONAL PARK (off Kota Kinabalu):
TUN SAKARAN NATIONAL PARK:
ALOR, NUSA TENGGARA
BALI, NUSA TENGGARA
BANDA ISLANDS, MALUKU
GILI ISLANDS, NW LOMBOK
LEASE ISLANDS, MALUKU
LEMBEH STRAIT, SULAWESI
NUSA LEMBONGAN (&PENIDA), BALI
RAJA AMPAT, WEST PAPUA
TANJUNG KARANG, PALU, SULAWESI
WAKATOBI, SULAWESI (Wangi wangi, Kaledupa, Hoga, Tomia, Binongko)
WEH (SABANG), SUMATRA
ALONA BEACH, BOHOL
APO ISLAND, NEGROS
APO REEF, SABLAYAN, MINDORO
BALICASAG, ALONA, BOHOL
EL NIDO, PALAWAN
HONDA BAY (PUERTO PRINCESCA), PALAWAN
OSLOB, CEBU ISLAND
PUNTA BALLO, NEGROS
MOALBOAL, CEBU ISLAND
PANDAN ISLANDS, SABLAYAN, MINDORO
PORT BARTON, PALAWAN
PUERTO PRINCESCA (HONDA BAY), PALAWAN
SABANG, PUERTO GALLERA, MINDORO
SUGAR BEACH, NEGROS
WHITE BEACH, MOALBOAL, CEBU
Entries without hotlinks are still being written-up.
More information on the different species pictured on this site.
A glossary of unusual terms used in the narrative.
Scared about sharks? – read this.
Safety tips, in, under and near the water
Dive site maps
Tips on snorkeling expeditions using kayaks
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Each page has a map of the areas I have checked-out. The articles have photos and narrative about the areas shown on the map.
There is also some basic information about what it’s like on the surface (accommodation, transportation, etc).
The photos are mostly thumbnails. All images on this site expand to bigger versions if you click on them.
Don’t expect to find anything about places that cost $1000 to stay at. I can’t afford those. This site is about-off-the-beach snorkelling, mainly because it is cheap and easy to do. Occasionally, I’ll include stuff about a day-trip snorkelling boat trip, if it’s worthwhile and cheap.
Units of measure are in the metric system. One kilometre (km) is about half a mile. One metre (m) is about three feet.
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For geeky details about me and the site, see here.
Recent additions and updates.
This is not a commercial venture.
This site was last updated: 6 June 2018