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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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How to Snorkel Safe in Heavily Trafficked Waters

How to Snorkel Safe in Heavily Trafficked Waters

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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Zodiac Tour with Dolphins and Sea Caves PLUS Snorkeling on Kauai

Zodiac Tour with Dolphins and Sea Caves PLUS Snorkeling on Kauai

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

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

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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The Best Costa Rica Snorkeling Locations

The Best Costa Rica Snorkeling Locations

Apart from having breathtakingly beautiful beaches, Costa Rica is also a world renowned snorkeling destination. And why not? Many of the snorkeling locations in Costa Rica are amongst the best in the world and a magical showcase of underwater magnificence. (Dramatic sentence!) Thanks to Costa Rica’s clear waters, the visibility underwater ranges from 30 to […]

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Let’s Visit Snorkel Around the World!

Let’s Visit Snorkel Around the World!

Ladies and Gents…Snorkelers of ALL Ages, You know how much we love the snorkel life here at the Snorkel Store and that’s why we’re always super excited to find another entity that loves the life as much as we do. I’d like to introduce you to one such site and two great people from www.snorkelaroundtheworld.com. […]

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