Kudos to the resort s who celebrated World Snorkeling Day yesterday…
- Kuredu – “Kuredu is pleased to announce its very first Snorkelling Day! The celebration of this wonderful sport and the magnificent coral reefs of Lhaviyani Atoll will take place on Sunday, 30th July 2017, at 15:00. Snorkelling is one of Kuredu’s major draws: both the lagoon and the reef offer a wonderful array of marine life that will most likely be one of the highlights of your Maldives’ holiday.” [see photo below]
- Hurawalhi – “In honour of the Maldives’ reef ecosystem and in celebration of the wonderful sport that is snorkelling, Hurawalhi is excited to announce its first Snorkelling Day. Prodivers and the Marine Biology Center invite you for special afternoon snorkelling trips on Sunday, 30th July 2017. During these 1,5-hour excursions, you can expect to see a wide range of underwater sights that – if it weren’t for the snorkel in your mouth – would make your jaw drop!” [see photo above]
Maldives Complete declares today, 30 July, “World Snorkeling Day”!
There is a “Day” for just about everything. Just in this blog, I have celebrated…
- Foods – Mushroom Day, Sake Day, Vegetarian Day, Coffee Day, Lobster Day
- Environment: Turtle Day, Arbor Day, Oceans Day, Earth Day
- Activity: Book Day, Poetry Day
- Work: Labor Day, Nursing Day
- People: Childrens Day, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Ladies Day, Womens Day
- Heritage: Dhivehi Language Day, Mother Language Day
- Other: Guinness World Record Day, Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Blonde Day, Red Nose Day, Olympic Day and of course Speak Like a Pirate Day.
Not to mention, National Days for USA, Italy, China, Turkey, Japan, South Africa and of course the Maldives. In fact, Wikipedia lists over 200 international days of observance.
And yet for the one thing in the Maldives where it stands heads and shoulders above all other destinations, there is no “Snorkeling Day”? June is SCUBA Month with its own special “Dive In Day” (11 June).
I have decided on today – July 30 – as it is the birth of the snorkel. On this day in 1932, Joseph L. Belcher patented “Belcher Breathing Apparatus”.
One detail I do need to clarify is the spelling. One L or two and I’m not talking lumps. The UK spelling is “snorkelling” and the American spelling is “snorkeling”. On this very blog, being an American relocated to England, I go back and forth between both so it is admittedly confusing.
However you spell it, today spell reef madness time so get on your fins, mask and snorkel to enjoy the underwater spectacle of the oceans.