Red tides in Florida are caused by harmful algae blooms, which can fill fish, can be harmful to humans that swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the sea, or can make the shellfish and molluscs dangerous to eat. Red tides affect Florida in the months of August to November most years.
Folly Beach isn’t good for snorkeling, as the visibility is bad due to a murky thermocline which is caused by pluff mud, the agitation of water caused by wave action and large tidal swings. What adds to the murky water is the many rivers that feed into the sea, which makes snorkeling disappointing.
Clearwater Beach Florida isn’t that special for snorkeling, as it is mostly sandy bottom, but the waters are warm and shallow with mostly good visibility so you can see the seabed. You will see reef fish and hermit crabs and the further you swim from the shoreline the more interesting it becomes.
There are around 40 species of shark at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but the most common sharks found off this coast of the USA include spinner sharks, sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, bull sharks, blacktip sharks, tiger sharks and great white sharks.
Myrtle Beach isn’t very good for snorkeling, as the visibility is terrible due to the agitation of the water cause by wave action and large tidal swings. What adds to the murky water is the many rivers that feed into the sea in this area, which would make your snorkeling adventure disappointing.
Sataya Reef (Dolphin Reef) is best known for snorkelling and diving with spinner dolphins. Located in the Red Sea about 30km (19 miles) off the Egyptian coast near Hamata, which is about an 75 minute drive south from Marsa Alam, which can be experience by day boats or by Red Sea Liveaboard.