Corals are made up of narrow coats, or sheets, of calcium carbonated emitted as time goes on by hundreds of supple bodied animals, termed coral polyps. Polyps span in dimensions from a pinhead to a foot in length.
Bahamas snorkeling enthusiasts know just how beautiful the underwater world of the coral reef is, but these reefs are far more than just aesthetically-pleasing scenery for divers. For many island nations and coastal areas, coral reefs are the backbone of the local tourism economy. Coral reefs are a habitat in and of themselves and they play a key role in the functioning of the entire ocean ecosystem, as well as world ecosystem. Destruction of coral reefs can have a dramatic effect on human and animal populations alike and support a number of vital functions.
The Bahamas is just waiting for you to explore it, and it's wide variety of nature and wild life. One of these being the starfish, which can usually be seen on one of our Bahamas snorkeling tours. Learn more about this little guy by reading here!
When most people envision the Bahamas, they think of spectacular beaches and amazing weather. While the Bahamas is indeed one of the most beautiful areas on the planet, there is an even more intriguing world that lies within the ocean waters. Bahamas Snorkeling offers you a chance to get an up close and personal view of the amazing marine life.