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9 Promising Reefs to Snorkel before 2017 Ends

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Fascinated by underwater gardens and marine life? Check out the experiences of HolidayIQ reviewers had on these stunning coral reefs. The sound of seabirds, tracks of turtles and multi-colored school of fishes will surely win you over.

1. Andaman & Nicobar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sharath Shivakumar adds, “Mesmerizing Andaman's Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and Nicobar islands, houses many administrative buildings. Port Blair, apart from museum and parks is also famous for the Cellular Jail, which was one of the epicenters of freedom fight. Chidiya Taapu which is about 45-minute drive from Port Blair is an excellent place for photography. Chidiya Taapu has a very soothing effect on the mind. An hour and a half from Port Blair by sea are the Jolly Buoy Islands- virgin sandy beach known for its coral reef and beautiful marine life. This is one island you would want to be stranded! Don’t forget to have candlelight dinner (for honey-mooners) at one of the seaside hotels, with the cool sea breeze ruffling through your hair.Read Full Review

2. Port Blair

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HolidayIQ Reviewer George Martin adds, “Ross Island - Best beach in the world. Pretty corals and can be viewed clearly what's inside the water. Snorkeling and scuba diving are allowed. Enjoyed utmost to the core. Make sure to carry your food since no food is sold there except coconut water.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Soumya Ranjan Mohanty says, “Must try scuba diving, it is a beautiful island to see corals. Scuba diving is a must to try activity here if you don't have asthma. It is a lifetime experience. Also, you can enjoy glass boat for the underwater coral view which is not worthy. Sea walking and snorkeling is the best substitute for glass boat.Read Full Review

3. Havelock Island

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Venue Gopal shares, “Havelock island also offered water sports - we did snorkeling and thoroughly enjoyed it at Laxmanpur beach. Awesome experience to snorkel with the abundance of fishes and watching the coral reefs. The beach is unrivaled in its crystal clear blue water which is knee deep even at about 200 meters from the shoreline. This sure matches the postcard beaches we see around the world.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Ghatak says, “Great and best place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Can spend at least a day here. Food is expensive. Sea walk is possible. Just half an hour away from Havelock jetty. Carry an umbrella. Taking snaps is free. Fishes can be spotted at the beach. Can have a short trek to Radhanagar Beach from this place.” Read Full Review

4. Lakshadweep

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Gurpreet Walia shares, “Paradise Lakshadweep is the ultimate holiday. The natural beauty is unparalleled - endless white beaches, crystal clear water that ranges from emerald to every hue of blue, amazing marine life - giant turtles, colorful clams, fish in every color and shape, and the coral reef that is a virtual fairy tale experience.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj says, “There were many water sports activities like banana boat ride, knee boat ride, speed boating, snorkeling and on top of everything scuba diving.Took some fabulous underwater photos and videos to cherish for our entire lifetime. My humble salute and hats off to the whole ship crew members, scuba diving masters, watersports instructors, local island people and the catering team for giving us an excellent service and a very pleasant experience. The rates are very reasonable for all the sports activities compared to anywhere in the world, INR 2000/- for scuba diving including 5 underwater photos and a 1-minute video.Read Full Review

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5. Mauritius

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan shares, “Glass Bottom Boat! I took the Glass Bottom Boat along with 10 others. Very convenient seats. I had to bend down and see the lovely and colorful fishes and the coral reef. The boat-man was kind enough to show the dolphins under the sea. Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anupama - adds, “Romantic Mauritius! I can say that Mauritius is really a 'Dream honeymoon' for most of us. The blue sea, white sand, the coral reefs, parasailing, under-sea walk, the cruise...all-together a perfect vacation/honeymoon destination. Food in Maurice is the simply out of the world! Ranging from sea-food to pizza's, pasta's, mouth-watering desserts and even vegetarian food of all varieties was what surprised me the most. Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius is yet another awesome place for sightseeing and shopping. Under sea-walk, the cruises, walk with the lion (for adventure lovers)are the top attractions. night-life, pubs, discs are an added zing in Maurice.” Read Full Review

6. Maldives

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rfor Roshan shares, “Dream Island! No one will ever forget this. Calm and peaceful. Nice hotels and clear beach. You should book hotels before arrival. Hotels are a bit expensive but overall never mind. Resort and its services were good. For scuba diving, I would say it should be more advanced. Never miss the Butterfly-fish and coral reefs. And remember your hotel or resort location on maps, because the only medium to transport between islands is water. There is a group of Islands waiting for you. Every island has certain features. This is a perfect location for honeymoon and also for those who love adventure, something like me.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pruthvi Raj shares, “Wonderful scuba diving experience. We had gone for scuba diving which gave us a wonderful experience of watching the underwater beauty and we had a refreshing feeling. The resort people have taken the safety measures by sending a boat along with us so that if we are tired of swimming we can take a break for a while and later continue our travel, that was an amazing experience. Please learn swimming before you plan for Maldives.” Read Full Review

7. Pattaya

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Harvinder shares, “Coral Island with clear waters! We went to the coral island for water sports. There are motor boats to take you to coral island from Pattaya beach. On the way to the coral island, there is parasailing activity charged 400 Baht. Underwater activity is the main activity which is very good but charged 1200 baht. In this, you will go 5.5 feet - 6 feet under the water, I enjoyed this activity. You will be shown coral reef, some variety of fishes. You can touch them, feed them. Bread is provided by them to feed the fishes. Underwater photo and video also were done but charged 700 baht. There were common activities like jet-ski, banana boat, skiing. Indian food is available at the restaurant named 'Seven Star' which is good. Overall, nice experience.Read Full Review

8. Minicoy

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HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj adds, “Marvellous Minicoy! An absolute treat to our eyes. I went to this wonderful paradise and got stunned by its beauty. Huge and humongous lagoons with such a fabulous sea water throughout the horizon, our ship stopped almost 10 km before the shore. There are many activities like snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat ride, knee boat ride, speed boating and on top of everything scuba diving. Just INR 2000/- for scuba diving, which includes photography and video, 5 underwater photos and a 1-minute video was given in a CD to cherish our entire lifetime. If we want the top of the world experience this is the place we should head to, a must visit place for all age groups. Thanks a lot Minicoy for giving me once in a lifetime experience. Love you so much.Read Full Review

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9. Bonaire

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan says, “Ocean life and corals. As one walks on the pier from the cruise ship, one can see plenty of ocean life. Colonies of small fishes swallowed by one big fish were very interesting to watch from the pier. The coral reefs are seen from the pier on the sides. There were many varieties of frogs and birds seen from the pier.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saranya Devanathan adds,“Windsurfing! As the name implies it is clean air all over. We reached this island by a cruise ship. It is snorkeling and diving which Bonaire is famous for. Windsurfing and kayaking were the activities on this beach. The crew was responsible enough to bring us back to the ship on telling time. They speak English well. Read Full Review

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