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Best Spots for Marine Life

By HarryTuesday 28th January 2014



Have you always wanted to explore weird and wonderful marine life that inhabits the sea? Clown fish, gigantic whales and stingrays are just a small percentage of the exotic life found beneath the water’s surface. With so many great places to snorkel and dive, it’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve come with this top 3 spots for marine life, to make sure you have great fun on your next cruise holiday. Enjoy!


The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Just off the coast of Queensland, Australia is the world’s largest coral reef structure, made up of 900 islands and containing over 2900 reefs, 1500 types of fish and 6 species of turtles. Phew, that’s pretty impressive! Amongst all of the exotic fish and turtles are various species of dolphins, whales, sea snakes and even sharks. If you take a cruise holiday to Australia you’ll be able to snorkel in this wonderful underwater world. With our snorkelling shore excursion you’ll get to sail out to the Tongue reef where coral and marine life and easily visible from the water’s surface. Once in the water you and your kids will be able to swim amongst the colourful clown fish and coral trout.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Located in the Caribbean Sea is the Grand Cayman, which is a great place for anyone who loves sunbathing on the beach, eating great food and exploring exotic marine life. The highlight of the visiting the Grand Cayman is Stingray City, where groups of stingrays swim throughout the sea’s shallow water. Your and your kids will be able to gently stroke the stingrays as they glide through the water. Not only that, but if you swim a little further into the sea you also might encounter eels, parrot fish and angel fish over and under the underwater walls and coral. 

Koh Tao Island, Thailand

Once an uninhabited island, Koh Tao Island is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in South East Asia. It’s also a favourite with divers because of the remarkable marine life that inhabits the water surrounding the island. Your kids will get to swim with the weird and wonderful sea life, such as blue spotted stingrays, angel fish and maybe even a few leopard sharks! Koh Tao roughly translates as Turtle Island, and was named because of the Hawksbill and Green turtles which choose to breed on the island. If you’re lucky you may even spot some of the newly hatched turtles rushing towards the sea.

A fan of fish?

If you can’t wait to dive in and meet the mesmerising marine life that inhabit these great locations, then take a look at some of Royal Caribbean’s cruise destinations to find out more.



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