Snorkeling is the practice of swimming at the surface of a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Combining these tools allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort.
Snorkeling, a known recreational activity, particularly at tropical resort destinations and at accessible scuba diving locations. Snorkeling is also employed by scuba divers when near the surface, and search and rescue teams may snorkel as part of a water-based search.
The Philippines are made up of 7,107 island and countless coral reefs, the Philippines is a paradise of snorkeling opportunities. Take your pick from 34,000 sq km (13,124 sq m) of coral reefs, some of which have grown since the Ice Age; over 100 reef slopes; over 800 classes of corals; over a thousand species of marine life; over 400 fish species and over 500 fish families; and the most populous and diverse aquatic ecosystem you could ever find.
Philippines Popular Snorkeling Spots
• Moalboal, Cebu
• Puerto Galera, Mindoro
• Northern Palawan
• Miniloc Island
• Bacuit Bay
• El Nido
• Taytay Bay
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