This sport is synonymous with enjoying underwater life and seeing starfish, sponges, congers and sardines up close. There is a whole world out there to discover and all that is required is the ability to swim, a snorkel, goggles, a pair of flippers and a wetsuit.
Snorkelling is perfect for those who want to dive down just a few metres or want to explore under the water without going too far from the surface. This activity entails the use of a surface breathing tube called a snorkel, which measures some thirty centimetres in length. Some examples of special areas for snorkelling are the countless secluded coves, large and small islands, as well as the nature reserves of the Creus Cape and Illes Medes. Along the Costa Brava coast, there are many places where one can practice this activity accompanied by professional guides with quality equipment and boats that make it possible to access the most interesting and richest corners of the coast. The Estació Nàutica Badia de Palamós i Calonge – Sant Antoni (in Sant Antoni de Calonge) offers programmes for practicing this recreational activity. They start with an audiovisual introduction to the fauna and flora in the area and provide all participants with the equipment needed (mask, flippers, snorkel and wetsuit). Afterwards, groups depart on a boat accompanied by a guide. The activity lasts a total of three hours and is suitable for people of all ages. It is also possible to simply go as a companion on the boat.