Snorkeling in the exotic Caribbean

Snorkeling in the exotic Caribbean

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 «The sea, once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Puerto Rico’s remarkable geographic diversity extends beneath the surface to its vast marine life with coral reefs, caves, sea walls, and trenches to explore. Puerto Rico possesses offshore islands with some of the best snorkeling beaches in the Caribbean.

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The offshore island of Culebra has been included on “best snorkeling islands in the world”. This tiny island is home to Flamenco Beach, one of the top beaches in the world; and some of the healthiest coral reefs left in the Caribbean. Vieques waters are very clear and the visibility is great even on a cloudy day. One of the best snorkeling beaches is Bahia de la Chiva (also known as Blue Beach). La Parguera Nature Reserve is a group of mangrove islands, coral reefs, natural pools, salt marshes and small cays.

General temperature: Water temps range from 75 in winter to 85 in summer, with visibility averaging 60 to 80 feet around the main island, and in excess of 100 feet around Desecheo and Culebra.

While La Parguera, southern coastal, is splendid, the isles of Desecheo and Mona to the west and Culebra and Vieques to the east offer stellar snorkeling and dives sites. You can find the perfect spot to snorkeling in Puerto Rico!

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-Pablo Montes