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The Best Place in the World to Snorkel
Why is Indonesia the best snorkeling in the world?
Indonesia is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, a biologically diverse and pristine reef system in the Indo Pacific. Teeming with an abundance of marine life, Indonesia is known for its stunning landscapes both above and below the water. Indonesia is a must-see for any snorkeler wishing to experience sensational coral reefs and diverse marine species.
Snorkeling in Indonesia enables you to witness a huge variety of breathtaking hard and soft corals, schools of small and large fish, and, if you’re lucky, check off some bucket list items such as manta rays, dugongs, whale sharks, and more!
Raja Ampat is a world-renowned archipelago in the West Papua region of Eastern Indonesia. Home to exceptionally biodiverse reefs and stunning landscapes, Raja Ampat is truly some of the best snorkeling in the world. Itineraries typically include exciting land-based excursions to visit remote villages, cave networks, and jaw-dropping viewpoints perfect for capturing once-in-a-lifetime photos.
The Alor archipelago east of Flores offers exceptional snorkeling from a liveaboard. Alor offers a dreamscape of seafloors completely carpeted in anemones, the opportunity to see humpback whales, and striking volcanic islands only reachable by liveaboard. Snorkeling in Alor is an unforgettable “off the beaten path” experience for an adventure of a lifetime.
The Komodo National Park may be most famous for its prehistoric Komodo dragons, however, its marine habitat is sought after by the most discerning snorkelers. With strong currents that attract a bounty of small fish and pelagic creatures alike, this UNESCO World Heritage site should be on every snorkeler’s bucket list.
Whatever sought-after destination and itinerary you choose, you will be thrilled to experience the best snorkeling in the world reachable exclusively by liveaboard.
What is a liveaboard?
A liveaboard is a boat equipped with accommodation facilities to host the guests on board throughout the duration of a sailing itinerary. This means you board the vessel at the starting or embarkation port and live on the boat until you reach the final port of disembarkation. During the trip, you will sleep, eat, and relax on the boat in between visits to epic snorkeling sites and exciting land excursions. Meals are enjoyed as a group in the dining area at set times depending on the day’s itinerary. After a day of enjoying the best snorkeling in the world, you can relax and enjoy breathtaking sunsets on the ship’s decks with a cold drink in hand.
The Seven Seas liveaboard is a 40-meter traditional Indonesian phinisi or sailing schooner, designed to offer its guests the epitome of luxury and comfort. With eight (8) well-appointed state rooms with ensuites, an air-conditioned lounge, and outdoor lounging areas to take in the 360-degree views of the Indonesian archipelago, the Seven Seas is your destination for liveaboard snorkeling.
Why snorkel from a liveaboard rather than a resort?
While Indonesia offers plenty of land-based opportunities to snorkel, snorkeling from a liveaboard is a truly exceptional experience. Liveaboards are able to cover a much wider area than you would reach from a land-based resort because they can travel whenever you are onboard. Day trips from a resort are limited in their reach, usually not traveling more than an hour or two from your resort. Liveaboards will take you to remote locations unreachable from resort locations, enabling you to experience the best snorkeling in the world. Your days are not marred by excessive travel times; you will not even notice that you are traveling most of the time on the liveaboard. You get to maximize your daytime activities because great distances are covered while you sleep. Every day you get to wake up to a new landscape and experience exciting new snorkeling spots.
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Liveaboard snorkeling trips vary in destination and duration, allowing you to select one that best suits your desires and travel plans. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing comfort, luxury, or culinary experience while on a liveaboard. With air-conditioning, hot showers, and meals to rival the highest-rated resorts, you get to experience the best snorkeling in the world combined with ultimate comfort.