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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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What You Can Do to Protect Hawaii’s Reef Fish

What You Can Do to Protect Hawaii’s Reef Fish

The tips here are going to give you some great info on how you can protect all reefs, all fish, and all marine eco-system’s worldwide.  I only mention Hawaii because that’s where I concentrate my efforts.  A little back story on me:  I moved to Oahu in 2014 as my last US Army station. I […]

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Snorkeling Safety and the New Potential Hazards of Full-Face Snorkel Masks

Snorkeling Safety and the New Potential Hazards of Full-Face Snorkel Masks

As far as hobbies go, snorkeling seems like one of the safer ones to have. It is no base jumping or sky diving where one small malfunction could mean a fatality. After all, how big of a risk is drowning when you have equipment that allows you to breathe under water as well as equipment […]

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The 5 Best Snorkel Tours in Maui | Guided Snorkeling on Maui

The 5 Best Snorkel Tours in Maui | Guided Snorkeling on Maui

While all of Hawaii’s islands are pretty coveted by sun and sea-starved vacationers, Maui is for the snorkelers. With its calm ocean waters and numerous shallow beaches, it is perfect for the beginner snorkeler, but it also has the sights to keep even the veterans busy for days. However, Maui is a big island and […]

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The 5 Best Snorkel Tours on Oahu |  Best Snorkel Tours near Waikiki and Honolulu

The 5 Best Snorkel Tours on Oahu | Best Snorkel Tours near Waikiki and Honolulu

While Oahu may be better known for its beach bums and the state’s eclectic capital of Honolulu, it is still a Hawaiian island, and it is a great one. Oahu has the benefit of being one of those vacation destinations where you can be on a remote beach one minute and the middle of a […]

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WOW! Wear Glasses and Corrective Lenses while Snorkeling with Full Face Snorkel Mask

WOW! Wear Glasses and Corrective Lenses while Snorkeling with Full Face Snorkel Mask

So….it’s finally here! People have asked me a lot if they can wear their glasses with snorkel masks.  Up until today, I wasn’t aware of a snorkel mask that you could wear your spectacles while snorkeling.  Well, the people and makers over at Ocean Reef have done it for you.  Yes, Ocean Reef.  The same […]

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15 Things to Pack for an EPIC Snorkel Vacation

15 Things to Pack for an EPIC Snorkel Vacation

It’s February and that means that people are ramping up for their winter get-away to a tropical location.  I feel ya’.  No, I’m not one of those people because I’m already lucky to be living in Hawaii year round.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t remember all of those cold, long winters in Massachusetts, though. […]

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The World’s Best Snorkeling Holiday Destinations

The World’s Best Snorkeling Holiday Destinations

If you are planning your next escape and making it a snorkeling holiday, you don’t just want to spend your entire trip on one beach snorkeling around the same reef day after day. The best snorkeling holiday destinations are those with many beaches and many different interesting places to snorkel, all within a close proximity. […]

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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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