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Best Full Face Snorkel Masks 2017 Edition

Best Full Face Snorkel Masks 2017 Edition

A lot has changed since we first wrote our review of the Tribord EasyBreathe.  Since so many people fell in love with these full face snorkel masks, we followed that review up with some great information for alternatives at a cheaper price. Time changes all. We’ve since done a few reviews on some of our […]

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2nd Annual Snorkel Store Scholarship

2nd Annual Snorkel Store Scholarship

Last year’s Snorkel Store Scholarship was a great success for the amount of time that we had to prepare and get the word out.  We had over 20 participants and applicants last year and were able to award the $500 scholarship to Casey Hoover for Cuesta College. We hope that this year with it being […]

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How to Buy the Best Snorkeling Gear for Kids

How to Buy the Best Snorkeling Gear for Kids

Snorkeling is one of those activities that is literally fun for the whole family. You can start it as a fun hobby in your young single years, but once you have a family, it is something adventurous and fun that you can use to spend time as a family and vastly expand the world of […]

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What’s in a Tube?: The Difference Between Dry and Wet Snorkels

What’s in a Tube?: The Difference Between Dry and Wet Snorkels

A snorkel is a snorkel is a snorkel, right? First there were hollow reeds that served as the first snorkels tubes, and then there were tubes made out of other things, and finally there were dry top snorkels, and that is the end of that, right? Well, that is pretty much the story as it […]

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Ocean Reef Aria Full Face Snorkel Mask Review

Ocean Reef Aria Full Face Snorkel Mask Review

We’re here with another one of our favorite full face snorkel masks, the .  I was surprised because I knew that I had talked about the Ocean Reef Aria before but I had also thought that we had actually done a full review on the mask.  Seems, we haven’t.    This was one of our […]

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SealBuddy FIJI Panoramic Snorkel Set Review

SealBuddy FIJI Panoramic Snorkel Set Review

As SealBuddy is a relatively unheard of brand, those who are frequent snorkelers might have overlooked this set at first for something in the Promate or U.S. Divers variety. However, by passing over the , you are passing over an affordable snorkel set that is also of some pretty impressive quality. Not only do you […]

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Dry Bags That Can Handle Open Water

Dry Bags That Can Handle Open Water

Introduction The best dry bags for snorkeling are important on many different levels. For one thing, people often do get robbed during their snorkeling adventures. This seems to be even more frustrating than getting robbed in other circumstances, but it still does happen. Snorkeling has a lot of risks associated with it. People do get […]

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Oahu Snorkeling Locations Infographic

Oahu Snorkeling Locations Infographic

Oahu is the “The Gathering Place” and more people visit than any of the other Hawaiian Islands.  There’s lots of great snorkeling spots on Oahu but these 5 are our Top Recommendations.  If you like this infographic then please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and wherever else your favorite people hang out!     […]

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H20 Ninja Full Face Snorkel Mask Review

H20 Ninja Full Face Snorkel Mask Review

The full face snorkel mask market is all the rage in snorkeling these days. Since Tribord first put their full face on the market a few years back, the patents have run out, the manufacturers have started producing, and anyone with a few buck is re-branding those knock-offs as the “best full face snorkel mask”. […]

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The World’s Most Unusual Places to Go Snorkeling

The World’s Most Unusual Places to Go Snorkeling

Snorkeling isn’t all just coral reefs and tropical fish. If you need to get away from the usual snorkel scene, why not try swimming off the beaten path? Instead of just hoping you will see something new at your typical snorkel spot, look for an adventure that takes you above and beyond your comfort zone. […]

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How to Fix Leg Cramps While Snorkeling

How to Fix Leg Cramps While Snorkeling

Every snorkeler has had it happen at one point or another. They are paddling along when suddenly the muscles in their legs starts to convulse and they start sinking into the ocean like they are being featured in a bad water-based horror movie. Leg cramps can be as annoying as they are occasionally terrifying, typically […]

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Top 5 Snorkel Vests for All Style Preferences

Top 5 Snorkel Vests for All Style Preferences

Snorkel vests may seem a little tacky to non-snorkelers, often resulting in first-timers forgoing them all together, but oh how quick they learn. Unless you have a lifetime spent swimming around in ocean currents, you will find that snorkeling without a vest can get pretty tiring, pretty quickly. For those that choose to go without […]

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Best Water Bottles for the Beach

Best Water Bottles for the Beach

We always talk about snorkel gear, sunscreen..and even the occasional review of the best beach tents and canopies.  We tend to forget about the smaller stuff that makes or breaks the perfect beach day like beach towels, beach chairs, water bottles, hammocks, mats, etc.  Well, we’re planning on changing that here in the next year […]

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6 of the Best Snorkeling Spots in Puerto Rico

6 of the Best Snorkeling Spots in Puerto Rico

Due to its location in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico combines the rain forests of Central America with the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean, making it one jewel of a vacation destination. With its main island home to the culture-rich San Juan and the smaller islands of the archipelago home to pristine wilderness just waiting to […]

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The 4 Best Coral-Safe Sunscreen Options

The 4 Best Coral-Safe Sunscreen Options

The Great Barrier Reef located off the coast of Australia is the most famous reef and underwater ecosystem in the world. As a habitat to thousands of marine species, naturally the Great Barrier Reef is also a popular location for snorkelers around the world. Unfortunately, this beautiful snorkeling hot spot is dying, or rather, bleaching. […]

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