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9 Of The Greatest Places In The World To Snorkel

If you love snorkeling and would like to take your snorkeling experience to the next level, then you better prepare your best snorkel gear and head to these great snorkeling destinations that will surely give you the thrill you want.

Check out these 9 great destinations that will definitely give you an exciting and memorable snorkeling experience:

Palawan Islands, Philippines

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Palawan Island located at the western part of the central region is the country’s rising snorkeling spot. The island is filled with many underwater opportunities with its stunning beaches and reefs. Enjoy snorkeling from the Donsol Bay for a chance to swim with the whale sharks or visit the natural coral reefs in the Noa Noa Islands and Tubbataha.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

It is no surprise that the Great Barrier Reef of Australia is included in this list. Being the world’s largest coral reef that stretches over 1,400 miles, it is definitely a great place for snorkeling enthusiasts. Enjoy various kinds of colorful corals swimming with diverse schools of fishes. You can also find the ever famous manta sting rays in the great barrier reef.

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Tubbataha Reef, Palawan

I have been wanting a Tubbataha Reef postcard for my collection and a couple to swap with friends and fellow enthusiasts. Unfortunately, I was not able to stumble upon a bunch of these postcards in any of the bookstores I frequent. Luckily, one of my fellow Postcrossing Philippines members had a card to spare and agreed to swap with me.

According to Wikipedia, the Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef and a National Marine Park located in Sulu Sea. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1993 and was also nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The reef got its name from two Samal words: tubba and taha, which means “a long reef exposed at low tide,” when put together.

Thank you so much Roselyn for sending me this lovely card and for the copy of the signatures of those who joined our meet-up last month, which I was not able to join! It was such a clever idea and I love it! It made me want to play one of those exceptional Rico Instruments at musician’s friend even if I do not know how to play! ^_^

puerto princesa underground river included in the new 7 wonders of nature

Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan, Philippines, new 7 wonders of nature

Looks like everyone’s hard work to vote + campaign for the Puerto Princesa Underground River has paid off. Palawan’s pride is included in the recently announced provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature. The list is still subject to change, though, but let us hope that our country’s bet will be one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature during its announcement + inauguration early next year.

Magnificent wonders of nature that made it to the tentative list include: The Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo + Table Mountain.

Check out the details of announcement here.

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