The best time to go snorkeling is when the waves are small, the sun is shining and the weather is mild.
Large Waves don't only make snorkeling challenging, but the big waves disturb the peace of the ocean floor by churning up sand. This makes the water murky and decreases visibility. As a guideline, if surfers are in the area, the waves are probably too large for an ideal snorkeling experience.
Before you go out for the day check the surf report to make sure of conditions. A great resource is http://www.surfline.com/ for the latest info.
Many avid snorkelers prefer bays for their adventures. A bay provides an alcove-like shelter for smooth waters. The waves, currents and crosswinds will be minimal. Additionally, the water is also usually shallower, allowing for the viewing of sea life on the ocean floor.
It is also best to hit the beach when it is sunny out. Not only does the warm weather create a pleasant snorkeling experience, but sunlight increases visibility and brings out the true colors of the fish and coral.
Snorkeling can be the ultimate adventure! Dive in...you'll never know what beauty you will find!
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- A C Walters Intercoastal Corporation