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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.

 

THAILAND:
ADANG
ANG THONG
BULON LAY
BULON LAY ENVIRONS
PHAYAM
KRADAN
LANTA
LIPE
LIPE ENVIRONS
PHA NGAN
PHI PHI
NGAI (HAI)
MOOK
MA / WAEN/ CHEUAK /(เกาะม้า เกาะแหวน เกาะเชือก)
RAWI
SIMILANS
SURINS
TAO
TARUTAO
TARUTAO NATIONAL PARK (general information)

MALAYSIA:
KAPAS
PERHENTIAN
PERHENTIAN ENVIRONS
REDANG
TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN NATIONAL PARK (off Kota Kinabalu):
.. GENERAL
.. MAMUTIK
.. MANUKAN
.. SAPI
TUN SAKARAN NATIONAL PARK:
.. GENERAL
.. KAPALAI
.. MALBUL
.. SIPADAN

INDONESIA:
ALOR, NUSA TENGGARA
BALI, NUSA TENGGARA
BANDA ISLANDS, MALUKU
BUNAKEN, SULAWESI
GILI ISLANDS, NW LOMBOK
LEASE ISLANDS, MALUKU
LEMBEH STRAIT, SULAWESI
NUSA LEMBONGAN (&PENIDA), BALI
RAJA AMPAT, WEST PAPUA
SANGIHE, SULAWESI
SERAYA, FLORES
TANJUNG KARANG, PALU, SULAWESI
TOGEANS, SULAWESI
WAKATOBI, SULAWESI (Wangi wangi, Kaledupa, Hoga, Tomia, Binongko)
WEH (SABANG), SUMATRA

PHILIPPINES:
APO ISLAND, NEAR NEGROS ISLAND
OSLOB, CEBU ISLAND
MOALBOAL, CEBU ISLAND
SIQUIJOR, NEAR NEGROS ISLAND

Entries without hotlinks are still being written-up.

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GENERAL INFORMATION:
More information on the different species pictured on this site.
A glossary of unusual terms used in the narrative.
Scared about sharks? – read this.
Environment
Safety tips, in, under and near the water
Dive site maps
Tips on snorkeling expeditions using kayaks

 

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About:

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.

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If you have comments, please post them at the bottom of the relevant article.

If you want to take me to dinner or court, best start by emailing whatsthesnorkellinglike@gmx.com

For geeky details about me and the site, see here.

Recent additions and updates.

This is not a commercial venture.

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This site was last updated: 7 Sep 2016

10 responses to “About

  1. brilliant info.. thanks, and many more snorkels, enjoy..

  2. A person after my own heart! Great site. Much appreciated.

  3. Amazing !! what a great info. Thanks.

  4. Hello. I’m always searching for snorkeling spots but it’s the first time i found some perfect site like yours. I would congrulate you for this amazing source of infos. A very big thx. Philippe

  5. I can’t wait for description of Banda Islands!!!! When will you do it?🙂 Big fan!🙂

  6. Ray;

    Great site with a mass of information. Have you had a chance to compare to Pacific Island beach snorkelling? I live in NZ and have done a few of the islands with mixed results and was looking at going further for better snorkeling. To honest, with a couple of exceptions, the images do not look significantly better than what I can find from a good easy access Pacific Island (rarotonga, fiji) . Interested to hear your thoughts.

    • Hi Ray

      Sorry, I don’t have any info on those islands. I hear good things about Palau and that is loosely on the list of places to go, but that’s about it.

      Do feel free to post any information you have on the places you have been. Or, if you want to email me some underwater photos that give a good representation of places you have been that are not covered on the site, I can find a way to get them hosted and linked from the site.

      Good luck in your search🙂

      • Hi Thanks for the reply.

        Sorry took so long to get back to you. If you can send me an e-mail address I can send a selection of underwater shots from Rarotonga and Bora Bora.

        Cheers, Ray

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