So I know I can jump in the ocean at most any beach and do some shore snorkeling, and have done my homework on hot spots. So where would a boat on a tour package be taking me? To a shore I can already drive over to if I wanted to? Or am I not realizing how close to the surface the reef is, a mile or so out from the shore??
Looking to save some money and stick to the DIY trips, but do not want to miss out on something awe inspriing!!