The Mediterranean is a privileged place for snorkeling. It is an activity especially designed for immersion in calm, shallow waters and in the search for crystal clear waters.
The Mediterranean Sea has several places that meet these characteristics. On the other hand, it must be said that it is always good to go snorkeling in the company of an expert in security matters.
The Columbretes Islands are located on the coast of Castellón. The scarce depth of this area, gives rise to the vision of a great variety of fish species, and you can also see small diving turtles . Without separating from the shore of the coast, the marine part of the Columbretes Islands show a great seaweed scene on the bottom . The colors are very varied, with shades such as turquoise blue or green.
Cabo de Gata
Following in Spain, the Cabo de Gata area is a privilege for water activities. The benign climate provides an immersion of a suitable temperature. It is a zone used not only to practice snorkeling, but also diving with equipment, and you can see in that boat a wreck at about 40 meters deep . On the beaches of Cabo de Gata, as in the case of the Genoveses , you can see schools of fish practicing snorkeling, and marine flora.
The bay of Porto is located on the island of Corsica. Both Corsica and Sardinia are paradises within the Mediterranean, where water activities complement others related to summer. In this case the landscape is different in the background, more stony, typical of an island, and the shades are darker. The bottom of the sea, in the vicinity of the coast, looks like an extension of the cliffs on the surface that approach the coast.
Greece also has great locations to practice the Snorkel activity, and one of them is the island of Crete on its crystalline beaches . In the Mediterranean Sea you can find these jewels that resemble the Caribbean Sea from time to time. The transparency of the sea water, makes the visibility much higher, being able to see 20 or 30 meters below us while snorkeling, watching the fish on the sea floor.
On the island of Crete the bottom is usually occupied by rocks, on which marine species pass before the eyes of the athletes. You can see not only fish with the typical brown tones of the Mediterranean Sea, but also small turtles or seahorses and starfish, which decorate with their garish colors.
The island of Elba belongs to Italy, and its small dimensions have served for a tourist attraction away from the great burdens. It also attracts numerous snorkeling practitioners, and there are training courses. In Elba the fauna is spectacular , the bottom of the sea is a constant color, with species of fish alien to what can usually be seen, and there are also crustaceans and classic or more exotic seafood. The fish come quite close to the surface. The rocky bottom is decorated with algae species that stand out and provide this particular vision of nature.