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Snorkel Ken

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Snorkel fanatic and water deviant. My snorkel and life partner (Lizzy) and I take to the beaches and bays to use all of the snorkel gear that we can. We try, test and review that gear for you...and we have a lot of fun in the meantime. Other than that, I'm a Soldier, father, bird lover, WoW player and a Boston sports fan.
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How to Pack Snorkeling Gear for Travel

If you intend on snorkeling more than once on your vacation, or more importantly, on more than one vacation, then it is well worth it to get your own personal set of snorkeling gear....
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How to Plan the Perfect Snorkeling Vacation

The summer season is upon us, and that means it is a great time to take that coveted snorkeling vacation that you always wanted to take. While tropical destinations like Hawaii or the Caribbean...
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3 Best NEW Full Face Snorkel Masks

Ever since the release of the first model from Tribord, the full face snorkeling mask market has been growing exponentially due in no small part to the demand for them. While Tribord still stands...
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Top 5 Dive Computers for Wrist

Who wants to have to mentally gruel through complicated dive tables to monitor and track nitrogen levels?  Not me, that’s for sure.Having dive computer on your wrist not only frees your mind a little...
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Best Solar Powered Charging Packs for Cellphones, Tablets, and Speakers

You're at the beach.  Having a great time. The sun shines.  The surf is calm and the water is crystal clear.  The snorkeling is out of this world.  You got some great photos!Now it's...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Size a Full Face Snorkel Mask

We get a lot of questions about how to size full face snorkel masks for the proper fit.  Lizzy and I have used a lot of FF masks to include: Tribord, Seaview, H2O, and...
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Choosing the Best Snorkeling Watch to Help You Keep Time in the Water

Of all the gear to consider when planning a snorkeling trip, a snorkeling watch is probably the very last thing you will think about. If you are just having a nice little trip with...
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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...
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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...

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,...
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The 5 Best Snorkel Tours on Oahu | Best Snorkel Tours near Waikiki...

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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

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