During my travels I’m not one that will look to do many activities that deal with water. It’s not that I’m not a good swimmer, I do consider myself to be pretty decent. The reason I am not so into water/ underwater activities is due to the fact that I (unfortunately) suffer from sea-sickness.
However, I have enjoyed snorkeling and kayaking at a variety of destinations during my trips. If an activity takes place on a lake or river then they are fair game, when in open-water like an ocean or sea then it is much more debatable.
Here are some of my favorite water activities that I’ve taken part in:
- Snorkeling on St John, USVI’s underwater trail at Junk Bay
- Swimming and kayaking with manatees in Crystal River, Florida
- Kayaking on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
- Visiting the islands of Lake Titicaca and getting to ride on a traditional boat
- Snorkeling with Turtles in Barbados on the Folkstone Marine Reserve
Fodor’s had a slideshow last week with (what they call) the 10 Best Underwater Adventures in the World.
I was curious to check out the list to see what they came up with.
Here they are:
- Dive at Barracuda Point– Sipadan, Malaysia
- See the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park– Grenada
- Swim with Whale Sharks– Spit, Belize
- Follow the Underwater Reef at Buck Island Reef National Monument– Buck Island, US Virgin Islands
- Scale the Blue Corner Wall– Palau, Micronesia
- Discover the SS Yongala Shipwreck– Queensland, Australia
- Go Deep with Atlantis Submarine Tours– Hawaii
- Traverse Sistema Dos Ojos– Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Swim with Dolphins– Costa Rica
- Descend Into the Cathedral– Flic en Flac, Mauritius
While looking over the list I found it interesting that I had actually heard of half of the activities from the slideshow. On the list was also an underwater activity that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time now- swimming with whale sharks.
What are your thoughts on water and underwater activities?
Find out about the Top 10 Underwater Activities from Fodor’s here.