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Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

Scuba diving courses and snorkeling tours are a wonderful way to explore the magic of the ocean. Go deep beneath the waves with a scuba diving course or paddle around amongst the rocks with snorkelling. Which will you choose? Perhaps both? Whether you opt for a scuba diving or snorkelling, you're bound to be mesmerised. So attach your snorkel, mask or scuba equipment and get set for an amazing experience.

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What is snorkeling and scuba diving?

Well, for those who don’t really know what the difference is, snorkeling is when you pop on a pair of half face goggles with a pipe attached so that you can breathe as you skim the water head down to peek at the beautiful ocean beneath. You usually have flippers attached to your feet that help you glide along without the need to wear scuba diving gear. But depending where you decide to snorkel, you may need wear more snorkeling gear. If your experience requires you to wear the whole shebang, your snorkeling equipment will consist of you wearing: a mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. Although snorkeling is nowhere near as complicated as scuba diving, the experience you choose may still require you to complete snorkeling lessons to be on the safe side. After all, your safety comes first!

Scuba diving on the contrary is a little more intricate. There’s a whole lot of training that goes into it, where you need a series of scuba diving lessons to acquire a Scuba Diving License before you can get anywhere close the the ocean floor. We know you’re craving the sight of the immense beauty down below, but you’re going to have to get in line like everything else and complete your scuba diving lessons. But rest assured, not all scuba experiences need to be accredited. RedBalloon have a great range of scuba diving experiences that are perfect for the non-certified diver. All you need to bring are your togs and a towel!

Diving Australia, or the diving choices around this great continent can seem overwhelming - but it doesn’t have to be. As you know Redballoon love to research what the most awe inspiring experiences are around the country. We look for great value too, which is why you don’t need to look further than our site to find the right snorkeling or diving experience. We even try to identify the best cheap scuba diving trips. And why not? Everyone loves a bargain!

So you may be wondering...which is better snorkeling or scuba diving?

You know we can’t be biased but we know people who love to dive and people who can’t stop raving about snorkelling! They may tell you that their favourite way to experience the ocean is the only way, but we’ll tell you that we love both - it just depends what you want to see. If you’re looking to ease your way into the deep blue sea, snorkelling is a great way to start out before advancing on to scuba diving. It also depends on where you want to visit. Which comes first? That depends on you. For example, scuba diving Cairns means you will be diving in to the world’s largest reef system. And if you ask a local, they will tell you that diving in cairns is the ultimate diving Australia as it will expose you to more of nature’s wonders than any other dive.

Diving Cairns has everything you could possibly desire in a dive. From diving gear, scuba gear and unlimited beauty beneath the surface and beyond, RedBalloon really doesn’t have to convince you that you will have the time of your life. Just ask around - it is the ultimate scuba diving experience. Diving Australia has it’s best place to snorkel and we know where to send you! Just search for your local area or the place in Australia you’re headed to, then voila! You'll see incredible snorkeling and diving hotspots to choose from in your favour.

We can tell you about the hundreds of snorkeling secret spots around Australia, but we don’t want to take all the fun out of your discovery. But we will tell you about a snorkeling Sydney experience that stands out for us. Underwater experiences in Sydney are not limited to regular snorkeling. You can also explore the ocean floor with a scooter tour! Yes! You read that correctly. And with no previous experience, you’ll be able to hop on board this fun ride and scoot about in no time. Other experiences around Sydney include mermaid parties in a private pool located in Artarmon, mermaiding workshop on the east side in Coogee as well as snorkel and marine life tour for both kids and adults in Manly. Make sure you stop for a well-deserved gelato afterwards! You deserve it.