Paul's Snorkelling Pages

"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Cousteau                               "The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move" Aleksandr Popov                               "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." André Gide                               "If you are looking for beauty in Sharm el Sheikh, you need to look underwater" Lonely Planet guide                               "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…" Ralph Waldo Emerson                               "I have an underwater camera just in case I crash my car into a river, and at the last minute I see a photo opportunity of a fish that I have never seen." Mitch Hedberg                               "When you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent." Dave Barry                               "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water" Rabindranath Tagore

Costa Rica 2019

India 2018*

Galápagos 2017

Zante 2017

England 2017

Mexico 2016

Florida 2016

Bog Snorkelling 2015

Corfu 2015

Italy 2015

Zante 2014

Bog Snorkelling 2013

Cornwall 2013

England 2013

Egypt 2012-2013

Lundy Island 2012

Cornwall 2012

Wales 2012

England 2012

Ireland 2011

Lundy Island 2011

England 2011

Egypt 2011

Malta 2010

Lundy Island 2010

England 2010

Egypt 2010

Northern Cyprus 2004

Thailand 1997

Sri Lanka 1992

* Not snorkelling

Royal Angelfish


Useful Links

Best snorkelling sites

Sealife Galleries

Snorkelling game

Friday 23rd August

A new snorkeling hazard - when you come back to the beach and have to fight off a gang of capuchin monkeys who are trying to steal your stuff. Cue Sue shouting "no, not my trousers!" There was much snarling and baring of teeth. The monkeys were quite aggressive too. It was like a scene from a low-budget "Planet of the Apes", except the humans won in the end.

Tuesday 30th July

How we can learn from whales (courtesy of the BBC);

Manta Rays have also been in the news;

A Humpback is photographed accidently swallowing a Sea Lion...

Saturday 5th May

Heartbreaking, on so many levels:

Tuesday 1st January

Happy New Year!

There's only one date in the diary for this year (so far), as we'll have a few days snorkelling in Costa Rica, after a certain event in August.

Meanwhile, in the news:
Snorkellers in Utah solve a crime by finding a gun -

and fireworks are banned in the Galapagos -


August 19th Las Gemeles and Biesanz Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

August 20th Biesanz Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Shipwreck near El Gouna, Egypt


Loggerhead Turtle

Crown Butterflyfish

Lundy Island Seal

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