If you liked reading about our favorite beaches you’ll also like reading about our favorite dive and snorkel spots in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.
There are many great places to dive and snorkel, but I was curious to find out some of my colleagues favorite dive and snorkel spots that they have experienced in these popular destinations.
Cozumel, Mexico: You can snorkel out front of any hotel in the hotel zone and one of my favorites is the Cozumel Palace. Cozumel has amazing cave diving and wall dives. – David & Wendy
Ambergris Caye, Belize: Amazing colors and so many fish and sharks to see. Our guides caught fresh snapper for us and grilled it for us on the beach! – Sean
Hanalei Bay, Hawaii: This is great for snorkeling with its calm waters and great visibility. – Wendy
Kanapali Beach by Black Rock, Maui: This is great for snorkeling because of the great ocean conditions and the endless white sand. – Libby
Molokini, Maui: A partially sunken volcanic crater (that looks like a tiny Island) off the coast of Maui is a wonderful snorkeling and diving experience. – Jeannie
Big Island/Kona, Hawaii: You can do night diving with manta rays. Each diver is given an underwater light which attracts plankton. As the manta rays go after the plankton, they glide over and around you in the darkness. – Susan
Grand Cayman, Caribbean: The water is perfectly clear and warm and the fish are colorful. Also, many dive locations aren’t far from shore, so it doesn’t take long to get to the dive site. – Susan
Xel Ha National Park, Riviera Maya, Mexico: You can see almost every color of the rainbow when snorkeling. It’s a controlled environment so it’s excellent for beginners, yet large and deep enough if you are looking for adventure. – David
West Caicos Walls, Turks & Caicos: This is the best wall diving in the World! The diving conditions are excellent for all levels and the visibility is awesome. A very colorful variety of coral reef and fish. – Missy
Cow and Calf Rocks, US Virgin Islands: This is a great shallow dive, you can swim through natural arches and ledges attached to the reef. – Kathy
Grand Bahama Island: The island is bordered with these reefs, the Wall, the Caves (where a long-ago disaster known as Theo’s Wreck occurred), and Treasure Reef. – Kate
If you know of any other great dive or snorkel spots and would like to share them with us, please send a comment to this post or tweet us @deltablog and let us know your favorite spot!