Snorkeling

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  1. Big Momma

    Big Momma Read Only Funster

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    Anyone know of good snorkeling sites near to campsites in Uk or mainland Europe ?
     
  2. Phil

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    You can snorkel in most, if not all, of the Italian lakes. Lake Garda is very popular and there are quite a few sites which are directly on the lake beaches.

    Phil.
     
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    Hi Big Momma
    What a coincidence , Ive just dug out all of our snorkeling gear from the Attic . Just to make sure its all there and check the rubbers.
    We all love snorkeling. The twins learnt to do it before they could actually swim!!
    We are of to the Isle of White the next school holidays with the MH and Gran Canaria in the 6 week holidays ( on a plane not MH :Cool: )
    We will definitely be taking all our kit , on both trips .
    We've always used them in the Greek islands too.
    It may not be tropical but you do see some lovely fish. We've even swam with turtles a few years ago. Not as exciting as the barrier reef , granted , but still nice.
    If you've got the kit , take it. You will regret it if you dont. There may not be specific sites , but just go in and explore.:thumb:
    Bev
     
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    But it may be a tad cold so wet suit required:Eeek:
     
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    Tk maxx have kids wet suits in now BTW ( Billabong too ) .
    Lidl also do adults and kids wet suits once or twice a year too. They may not be O'Neil or well known makes , but do the same job. Lots cheaper than the snorkel shops.
    We are going to Fraisthorpe this weekend , and the wet suits are going with us , along with the body boards though not the snorkels.
    Not quite snorkeling sea round Brid :Rofl1:
    Bev
     
  6. Big Momma

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    Did the Barrier Reef a couple of years ago, absolutely magnificent. Just got back from Sharm El Sheikh and snorkeled right off the beach on a submerged wreck. The coral was not as colourful as barrier reef but the fish were just as good and plenty of them. We are not experts but enjoy the bit we have done. We tend to spend 3-4 weeks every summer in M'home touring Europe and are now trying to find some good areas that are within easy reach of a campsite as we only have shank's pony or bikes to get about once on site (van too big to drive around local roads). I have ACSI DVD and this does list some sites but not many so trying to find like minded people in the know :BigGrin:
     
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    camping at Durdle Door there are some superb snorkelling sites to be seen around 'The Door' and in Man 'o War Bay as well as Lulworth Cove itself. In summer go along to Worberrow Bay etc which are open as off the ranges and see some of the coast as it should be.... snorkelling in UK may be a bit cold but it is worth it
     

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