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

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

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

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?

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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Top 5 Snorkel Spots to Explore While in St. Lucia

Top 5 Snorkel Spots to Explore While in St. Lucia

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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