I am planning to go to the Caribbean in January. I would like to be able to snorkel right off the beach, to avoid chartering a boat. Does anyone have suggestions on destinations (i.e. country, island, city, area)?
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Top Ten Places to Snorkel (away.com)
The top 10 Caribbean snorkeling parks (Active Travel on NBCNEWS.com)
Best Snorkeling Beaches in the Caribbean Islands (Caribbean Travel+Life)
World's Best Islands for Snorkeling (www.islands.com)
Top 5 Picks for Scuba Diving Off the Shore (About.com Adventure Travel)
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I've created a map of all these places using a web service I just discovered called batchgeo:
You are looking at Aruba; Montego Bay, Jamaica, Barbados and Tobago. Of course there are many other Caribbean islands, but these will give you what you are looking for. PS: Most Caribbean islands you can snorkel right off the beaches.