One of the best ways to experience Florida is to get out onto and into the warm waters. If you’re not quite ready to go for the full SCUBA diving experience, there are plenty of spots suitable for all levels of snorkeling acumen, from beginner to advanced. Here, we take a look at two snorkeling destinations in the Sunshine State to whet your appetite.
On a recent cold (for Florida) morning, my 9-year-old nephew, sister and I drove 1.5 hours from my home in Tampa north to Crystal River. Our mission: to swim with the manatees. Just that week, an estimated 300 manatees were spotted in Crystal River’s natural springs. The reason for their migration into the springs was simple — they needed to warm up!