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The rare wobbegong shark crouches, waiting for prey.
The rare wobbegong shark crouches, waiting for prey.

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Beneath the ocean's surface is a realm of mystery and beauty. GoNOMAD offers snorkeling stories from beautiful environments all over the world!

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Indonesia's Raja Ampat Islands: The Best Snorkeling in the World

There is no doubt about it – the best snorkeling and diving in the world is in Raja Ampat.

This west Indonesian archipelago contains more marine bio-diversity than anywhere else in the world – more fish, more corals.

In 2002, The Nature Conservancy conducted a scientific survey of the Raja Ampat Islands to collect information on its marine ecosystems, mangroves and forests. The survey brought Raja Ampat’s total number of confirmed corals to 537 species — an incredible 75 percent of all known coral species.

In addition, an amazing 1,074 fish species were found. (One source has recently upped that to nearly 1,300.)

My wife and I have snorkeled all around the globe. Previously, we thought the best was in Palau. Raja Ampat, we decided, was even better.

Nevis: The Queen of the Caribes

Inexplicably, quite a few years ago I broke off a long time love affair. Thanks to the Caribbean Island of Nevis, I have rekindled love anew.

From the runway at the Vance W. Amory Airport, I noticed the clouds swirling around Nevis Peak even as the bright Caribbean sun blazed around me.

In 1493 Columbus thought Nevis Peak looked snow-capped; I thought it crowned. That is in fact how Nevis got named; Columbus called the island the Las Nieves, Spanish for snow.

Snorkeling in Nevis is a visual paradise 
Snorkeling in Nevis is a visual paradise
I spent the next several days on an island blessed with history and beauty, the island is also called “Queen of the Caribes” -- all hail the queen. It could only be Nevis that would restart my long-time affair with the Caribbean.  

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