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Australia deemed best in the world for snorkelling

Australia, with our famous Great Barrier Reef, has ranked as the best place to visit for snorkelling in the world. 


The study by Bounce has analysed the world’s seas on several factors such as coral reef areas, number of fish species, and available snorkelling tours, to reveal the best countries for snorkelling around the world.



Australia is home to the second largest area of coral reef in the world which equates to 17.22% of the world’s total coral reef area. And amazingly, our ocean contributes 0% to plastic waste emission, meaning it’s actively keeping our oceans clean. 


It also helps that we’ve got the largest variety of fish species on Bounce’s list, so tourists will be sure to spot some great finds.


The Maldives takes second place, being home to almost 3.14% of the world’s total coral reefs. The low sea temperature spread of 0.45% means you’ll likely only need one set of gear and one wetsuit wherever you go snorkelling here. 


The United States has placed joint third with Cuba for the best snorkelling destination in the world. The US has the 7th highest number of fish species across 50 countries, and is also home to the third largest coral system in the world - Florida Reef. Whilst also having a plentiful variety fish species to spot, Cuba contributes to 0% global plastic waste emission. 


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Published: 29 July 2022

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