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Tropical Snorkeling Excursion

Riviera Beach, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Christopher

90 mins
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

South Florida has some of the most beautiful and unique marine life, and we boast the third largest coral reef formation in the world. We will meet at a park that hosts an amazing diving trail and head out to the beach for a safety brief and to go over snorkeling techniques before going into the water where we will experience all of the marine life Florida has to offer. We will do an equipment check to test out our equipment in the water, as well as go over open water swimming techniques, before starting an amazing tour, just in case anyone feels nervous or not confident in their swimming abilities. After our water class, we head towards our first reef formation which will begin our tour where we will swim in water depths between 15 and 30 feet, filled with tropical fish. If you bring a waterproof camera you will be able to take pictures of schools of local grunt fish, jack-eye fish, French Angel Fish, sheepshead fish, and potentially an eagle ray or a manatee! Please note: Snorkeling gear is NOT included in the price and is $35 to rent $120 to buy. We can accommodate all levels of swimming, but it is up to you to be able to swim to fully enjoy this trip. There will be other divers who will be in the same area. This dive spot is currently rated the number one shore dive in the US and draws divers from all over the world. As such, please arrive early to obtain a parking spot!
Other things to note
Guests will need snorkeling gear, you can bring your own or rent. Guests will need to bring swimwear. I favor surf shirts for sun mitigation over creams. Wetsuits needed for winter only ($20 to rent). This is an entry level course, you do not need to be an experienced diver to enjoy the tour.
South Florida has some of the most beautiful and unique marine life, and we boast the third largest coral reef formation in the world. We will meet at a park that hosts an amazing diving trail and head out to the beach for a safety brief and to go over snorkeling techniques before going into the water where we will experience all of the marine life Florida has to offer. We will do an equipment check to test out our equipment in the water, as well…

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From $40
/ person
Sat, Jan 30
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Sat, Feb 6
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Fri, Feb 12
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
$40 per person, previously $50
$40 per person, previously $50

Meet your host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 86 Reviews
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I have been hosting snorkeling trips with Airbnb since 2018, teaching basic snorkeling, diving, and open water swimming skills. I love discovering the world and nature, and sharing this journey with others. My passion is to find the most rugged, exciting, and unknown to most people places on earth, and to show others how to enjoy and perhaps even care about these places. I served in the US Marine Corps and in the US Army as an infantry team leader, as well as a missionary in disaster-ravaged parts of the world, such as Nepal (2015), north Yunnan (2014), and north-central Sichuan (2017). I have taught people of all ages about traversing and surviving in rugged areas with simple supplies. Nature is where I make my home.
I have been hosting snorkeling trips with Airbnb since 2018, teaching basic snorkeling, diving, and open water swimming skills. I love discovering the world and nature, and sharing this journey with others. My passion is to find the most rugged, exciting, and unknown to most people places on earth, and to show others how to enjoy and perhaps even care about these places. I served in the US Marine Corps and in the US Army as an infantry team leader, as well as a missionary in disaster-ravaged par…
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Where you'll be

The dive site is at an artificial reef where many SCUBA divers come to get open water experience. I will be taking you on a personalized tour of the reef that no one else gets to see. The reef offers fantastic opportunity to see various marine life from manatees, turtles to various kinds of exotic tropical fish

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Kalin
January 2021
A great way to start the day! This experience was excellent from start to finish. The host took his time to make sure everyone was ready and comfortable to get in the water. The snorkeling and diving itself was amazing! A plethora of tropical fish, coral, string-rays and eels! Well worth the buy for sure. The equipment was in great shape, the breathing tube was top notch— kept all the water out. Would highly recommend. Probably great for little kiddos too.
A great way to start the day! This experience was excellent from start to finish. The host took his time to make sure everyone was ready and comfortable to get in the water. The sn…
Aislinn
January 2021
Really great host! Took his time and made sure everyone was familiar with equipment, I am the worst swimmer ever but that wasn't a problem at all. Super easy with him! I would recommend to all.
Daniel
December 2020
Chris definitely knows what he’s doing. His passion and knowledge for diving are a plus. He paid attention to all of us and made sure we were safe. We appreciated his education before starting on our adventure. His communication before our meet-up was excellent.
Chris definitely knows what he’s doing. His passion and knowledge for diving are a plus. He paid attention to all of us and made sure we were safe. We appreciated his education bef…
Kim
December 2020
This was a really awesome experience. If you are in West Palm - make sure you carve out some time to do this. Christopher was very knowledgeable and super nice. Tons of water diving time and you will see a lot of marine life. This was my first time diving and it was like a completely different world underwater!
This was a really awesome experience. If you are in West Palm - make sure you carve out some time to do this. Christopher was very knowledgeable and super nice. Tons of water divin…
Dangely
December 2020
Christopher was a great and comforting host. We booked this experience during cold weather and were pleasantly surprised to find out the water in the reef was warm. With almost no swimming experience, he made us feel very safe and had some great stories to tell. He was also super knowledgeable about the marine life and took pictures for us with an underwater camera he brought. The recommended equipment is very high quality. Chris does a great job of explaining why he recommends that set and teaches you how to use it. We bought ours and don’t regret it! 10/10 experience!!
Christopher was a great and comforting host. We booked this experience during cold weather and were pleasantly surprised to find out the water in the reef was warm. With almost no…
Simon
November 2020
Chris was great, even without ideal water clarity he made the experience worth it. Book your experince now it is well worth it.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear (bathing suits), rash guard if you have sensitive skin, consider a wetsuit during the winter ($25 to rent).

Waterproof phone case or a waterproof camera.