Neither snorkeling nor scuba diving is better than the other. Each activity has its place and even when you learn to scuba dive, you’ll probably still love to snorkel too. One thing you’ll learn as you progress with scuba diving, is that the deeper you go the less colour you’ll see under the water. Whereas when you snorkel and as you are nearer the surface, all the wonderful colours remain. Diving is restricted by the time your air lasts, whereas snorkeling is only limited by the time you choose to stay in the water.