You don’t have to be a certified diver to come face-to-face with some of the sea’s most fascinating creatures. In fact, in some destinations, you can simply wade from the sand into the shallows with your mask and snorkel to enjoy incredible marine life encounters. From swimming with manta rays in Australia to spying whale sharks in Mozambique, here are five of the best places for snorkelling around the world.

RCI India has assembeled the most most beautiful and fun destinations to experience snorkelling. With RCI offering stay options in all of the below destinations, go ahead and plan your trip right away!

Maldives: When you visit the Maldives, you have to experience one of its most popular activities – snorkeling. With about 2500 reefs, it is the ultimate destination for people who love underwater adventures. Of these 2500 or so reefs, nearly 900 are house reefs. Needless to say, there is nothing like snorkeling in Maldives. You can explore crystal clear, blue waters and have an unforgettable time. You can perfect this vacation with RCI, by staying at Filitheyo Island Resort which has 125 villas that are spread throughout the rim of the island, the resort is in the unspoiled North Nilandhe Atoll and is surrounded by turquoise waters that are brimming with coral and marine life. Guests can relax on the soft white beaches or go snorkeling and explore the coral reef that has been completely untouched by man.

Andaman Islands: The island is a full package of pristine beaches, tourist attractions, exhilarating water activities, and amazing wildlife. Amongst the top water activities, snorkeling is a recreational activity that almost everyone opts for on their Andaman holiday. The best part about this activity is that you get to witness the beauty of underwater life and admire colorful & textured coral reefs. Snorkeling in Andaman leaves everyone mesmerized after witnessing the magical world and then you crave for more. While in Andaman you can opt for RCI’s property Symphony Palms Beach Resort, which offers guests a splendid stay amidst discrete luxury. The resort has 100 luxurious and elegantly decorated cottages.

Goa: Goa, the land of pristine beaches, is a picturesque holiday destination that not only attracts tourists from India, but all over the globe. Flanked by the hippie vibe of North Goa on one side and the peace and quietude of South Goa on the other, this tropical haven is home to over 60 beaches. Some of the best places to do snorkelling in Goa are Sinquerim Beach, Grande Island, Monkey Island and Palolem Beach. You can perfect this vacation with RCI, by staying at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms which is situated between the gorgeous beaches of Benaulim and Varca, one can enjoy the sun, surf, sand and so much more at this charming Portuguese-style resort.It makes for one of the finest holidays ever.

Fort Lauderdale: There are so many exciting sights to see when visiting Fort Lauderdale. It just so happens that the best ones are underwater! In a coastal city like “The Venice of America,” it’s no surprise that the ocean is an enormous draw for visitors. The crystal clear, warm waters are full of coral reefs, tropical fish, and intriguing invertebrates! Snorkeling in Fort Lauderdale is one of the best ways to see this hidden, underwater paradise. During your trip to Fort Lauderdale, choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI, Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, which is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Tenerife: Tenerife offers a lot more than a beautiful landscape. There is a breathtaking underwater world with an amazing flora and fauna. You will be surprised how easy it is to enter a world that you would have never expected to be so fascinating. Especially one creature will catch your attention. The ocean turtle. 5 different types of turtles exist on Tenerife. During your trip in Tenerife choose to stay with an amazing offering by RCI, Club El Marqués, the resort offers the charm and intimacy of a traditional Spanish village with white painted, red roofed units set in tiers down a hillside.

Hawaaii: Hawaii is among one of the best destinations to go snorkeling thanks to the protected marine areas surrounding the islands. From its crystal-clear waters, its teeming sea life and the tropical, vacation-like weather to all the luxuries a Hawaiian vacation has to offer, there’s almost no place like it. You can perfect this vacation with RCI, by staying at Lea Casa, which is located beside the ocean, close to all the superb golf courses, historic sites, and scenic attractions that have made Hawaii one of the world’s leading vacation spots.