It’s not enough to just frolick around Guam’s pristine beaches, especially with such a diverse mix of marine life waiting to be discovered underwater. Now, I’m no scuba diver and I’m not even remotely good at swimming but these didn’t stop me from exploring the deep blue waters. First was through Guam’s Underwater World which has one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. I know, I know–I cheated and technically didn’t really swim underwater so this shouldn’t count as “exploring the deep blue waters”. But for someone like me who never graduated from the kiddie pool back in summer swim school, this is the closest I can get to seeing real sharks, stingrays and all the other sea creatures up close. (Guests can actually swim with sharks here but as I’ve said, I don’t have the skills for that so I’m more than content looking at them from behind a protective glass.)
Anyway, the second time I saw Guam’s marine life up close was more exciting. (Promise!) This time, I really did go underwater via Guam’s Seawalker Tour located at Fish Eye Marine Park. This was the highlight of my trip (other than the shopping, of course). Because for someone who doesn’t dive, I actually got to walk on an actual sea bed, amongst thousands of fishes and corals. It’s such a unique experience! They’ll make you wear this huge white helmet of sorts that provides an automatic air supply to you at all times and even keeps your face completely dry. It’s quite heavy but the Seawalker tour guides will assist you the entire time until you’re fully underwater and you won’t feel the weight of the helmet as much. It’s totally safe. You’ll have divers with you the entire tour and they’ll guide you along the rails set up on the ocean bottom. They’ll even take your photos and shoot a video for you! I’d like to show you mine but I was a total goofball in them. What did you expect? It’s a fish frenzy down there so of course I was happier than a kid on Christmas morning! I even got to feed the little fishies–one of which bit my finger. Too cool!
Exploring the deep blue waters? Another thing off my bucket list!