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The 4 Best Coral-Safe Sunscreen Options

The 4 Best Coral-Safe Sunscreen Options

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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Cressi Gara Pro Snorkel Set

Cressi Gara Pro Snorkel Set

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the serious snorkeler or free diver, it can be hard to find a set that is up to all of their specifications. However, many times the cause is not just because such things aren’t out there, but rather because they have been looking for equipment that is made more for the casual user. The […]

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10 Reef Creatures You DON’T Want to See up Close

10 Reef Creatures You DON’T Want to See up Close

| August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is nothing better than a quick loop in clear, warm tropical waters with a vibrant and busy reef below. While a number of the tropical fish and other marine life found in reefs around the world are harmless, there are a few creatures that you definitely want to keep your distance from while snorkeling […]

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Promate Dry Snorkel and Purge Mask with Panoramic View Set Review

Promate Dry Snorkel and Purge Mask with Panoramic View Set Review

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

When choosing a snorkel mask, serious snorkelers all typically have a similar set of criteria when picking one out. It is important that it fits snuggly on the face, doesn’t leak, and doesn’t fog up constantly. However, one of the most important functions of a snorkel mask is that you can actually see out of […]

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When is the Best Time to Snorkel?

When is the Best Time to Snorkel?

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Snorkel tour operators are often asked a lot of questions by patrons that want to later set out into the sea themselves. Mostly it is basic questions like fishing for tips on how to keep the mask from fogging up or clearing water from their snorkel tube. Typically, it is the questions that all beginning […]

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First Annaual Snorkel Store Scholarship Finalists and WINNER!

First Annaual Snorkel Store Scholarship Finalists and WINNER!

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

First off, I’d like to apologize.  We were running a little late with the Snorkel Scholarship results.  We got a lot of great applications from a lot of extraordinary people.  The reason we were behind is that we were getting applications up until the very last minute.  We wanted to make sure that we gave […]

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Cressi Agua Short Fin Review

Cressi Agua Short Fin Review

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

For snorkelers, picking the right fins for their trip is just as important as picking a quality mask. However, snorkel fins come in so many different styles, do they really make a difference? Of course they do! Classic long fins provide unparalleled power in the water, but short fins like the Cressi Agua come with […]

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Top 5 Snorkel Spots to Explore While in St. Lucia

Top 5 Snorkel Spots to Explore While in St. Lucia

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On land, St. Lucia is known for its dense rain forest split by the imposing Pitons and accented by some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. However, like any island in the Caribbean, some of St. Lucia’s most precious sights lie off-shore in the clear, azure-tinted water. While the snorkeling scene doesn’t enjoy […]

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How to Snorkel Safe in Heavily Trafficked Waters

How to Snorkel Safe in Heavily Trafficked Waters

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

In June 2014, two snorkel buddies were out enjoying the underwater sights in Jupiter Inlet, Florida, but tragedy struck when both were struck upon surfacing by a passing speedboat. The 26-year-old man died while the woman later recovered from a broken pelvis. This is the tale that led to a string of snorkeling and scuba […]

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Top 5 Snorkeling Rash Guards with Sun Protection for Women

Top 5 Snorkeling Rash Guards with Sun Protection for Women

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the novice snorkeler than has made the mistake of heading out for a day on the water without sunscreen, they will find out the hard way that sun, skin, and water don’t mix. However, even the most waterproof sunscreen doesn’t stand a chance when you are snorkeling, especially when you don’t want to stop […]

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Zodiac Tour with Dolphins and Sea Caves PLUS Snorkeling on Kauai

Zodiac Tour with Dolphins and Sea Caves PLUS Snorkeling on Kauai

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lizzy and I went snorkeling on Kauai (it ended up being a lot of fun but not great snorkeling) for six days this month.  Believe me, we are aware of how lucky we are to be in a position to Hawaiian Island hop whenever we feel like we want to.  This time was different, though. […]

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Announcing the Snorkel Store Scholarship

Announcing the Snorkel Store Scholarship

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout out our time here at The Snorkel Store, we’ve been large advocates of marine conservation, ocean safety, and particularly caring and respecting the marine life that we encounter in our snorkeling adventures. Lizzy and I wanted to find a way that we could promote this to our readers and also give back to those […]

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How to Snorkel When You Are Afraid of the Water

How to Snorkel When You Are Afraid of the Water

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The thing about snorkeling is that it’s the simplest, safest, and easiest way to enjoy the wonders of the world under the surface of the water.  That’s why millions of people want to do it and fall in love with it once they do.  I’m not saying that snorkeling is risk free. Not at all. […]

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SeaLife Micro HD Underwater Camera Review

SeaLife Micro HD Underwater Camera Review

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

SeaLife is a name that is common and well known amongst avid underwater photographers.  They make some pretty mean, underwater, picture machines.  Leave it to be said by, if you want to take underwater images and you’re a diver, then SeaLife probably makes a camera that you’re happy with and will be everything you dreamed […]

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The Best Snorkel Masks  of the Summer 2016

The Best Snorkel Masks of the Summer 2016

| April 21, 2016 | 4 Comments

There’s a lot that’s change since we published last year’s “Best Snorkel Masks for the Summer” article.  You’ll find a few still on the list from last year, but the full-face snorkel masks are really tearing it up this year.  There are a lot to choose from.  We published this article last year about the […]

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