Simply Snorkeling

By Mark Heighes. Photos by Tommy Schultz.

Many of our trips to date have been operated mainly as dive trips with snorkeling on the side. The diving has often taken priority, and snorkelers were taken to the most suitable spots in the vicinity of our preferred dive sites. This meant that on our combination trips snorkelers did not always get access to the very best snorkeling sites that our destinations have to offer.

Recently we have been getting quite a few guests who just want to snorkel. Last trip we had one tender totally dedicated to a family of very keen snorkelers. We had the freedom to explore and found some new fantastic locations. I also found it quite exciting to go looking for new areas specifically for snorkelling.

So I would like to turn it around for the snorkelers and offer a few trips per year, in different parts of Indonesia, specifically geared to focus on snorkeling, perhaps with diving on the side. Perhaps also offering an introduction to diving onboard for snorkelers who would like to progress to diving should there be interest to do so.

The group of snorkelers we had here in Raja Ampat last trip saw just as much as the divers and in some cases more. All the big stuff like Sharks, Turtles, Mantas, schools of Jacks and Barracuda as well as the smaller critters such as Cuttlefish, Crocodile fish, Shrimp fish ect. We even did some night snorkelling which was fun.

So I guess I would just like to put this out there to all of our followers who are snorkelers and may have friends that just like snorkeling, or who would just like to be introduced to the amazing marine environment Indonesia has to offer. Please send us an email and let’s see how much interest we get then we can go to work and schedule some snorkeling trips.

Looking forward to hear from you!

Mark Heighes.

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