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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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US Divers: The Best Snorkel Gear Brand?

US Divers:  The Best Snorkel Gear Brand?

The world beneath the waves… Snorkeling has got be hands down one of the best water sports around today. Being in the water opens up a whole new world to you that you never really knew existed until you actually get in and do it.  And, while I’m proud of some of the photos I […]

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Maintain and Care for Your Snorkel Gear Guide

Maintain and Care for Your Snorkel Gear Guide

Snorkeling is a fantastic way to see underwater life forms. The multicolored coral reefs and the bounteous species of fish will make you look differently at the world. But, before you begin your snorkeling adventure, you must be aware of snorkel gear care and maintenance. Best Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Snorkel Gear Mask […]

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Do You Need a Wetsuit for Snorkeling?

Do You Need a Wetsuit for Snorkeling?

Our answer to this question is:  Not for the places where we snorkel. If you’re snorkeling in tropical areas such as the Maldives, Hawaii, Bahamas, etc, then you will not usually need a wetsuit. The only time that we have ever worn a wetsuit while snorkeling is when we went on snorkel tours; one a […]

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What is a Dry Snorkel? How it Works, Advantages and Disadvantages

What is a Dry Snorkel? How it Works, Advantages and Disadvantages

We talk a lot about (and review a lot of) snorkel gear with dry snorkels. We think that when primarily snorkeling, then a dry snorkel is the way to go. Of course, free diving for sport or spear fishing will have different requirements and the dry snorkel may not be best in those situations where […]

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Should You Buy or Rent Snorkel Gear?

Should You Buy or Rent Snorkel Gear?

Nothing beats a good session of snorkeling.  When the sun is out, the ocean is calm, the coral is abundant, and the awesome world that exists under sea is your current situation…that’s one of the greatest feelings and activities in the world.  To me, it’s damn near mesmerizing.There are fish, strange creatures, plants, coral and […]

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Beginners Guide to Choosing and Fitting a Snorkel Mask

Beginners Guide to Choosing and Fitting a Snorkel Mask

You mainly need to make sure that the mask fits your face. If you don’t have the right fit then you won’t have the comfort but more importantly you won’t have a good seal. Not having a good seal means that water is going to get into your mask and you’ll be purging it constantly […]

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Do You have to See Fish to be Snorkeling?

Do You have to See Fish to be Snorkeling?

I often go snorkeling with people who expect to see fish. I know that sounds like a given to a lot of people but to be honest I don’t go snorkeling all the time to see fish and coral. I go for a lot of reasons. Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I don’t […]

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Snorkel First Aid: How to Treat Coral Cuts

Snorkel First Aid:  How to Treat Coral Cuts

If you make it a point not to disturb coral to the best of your ability, following the snorkeling etiquette rules, then you should avoid most injuries from coral.  However, every once in a while the surf or water have its own plan.  If you’re close to coral, checking out a fish or particular growth, […]

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How To Get Started With Snorkeling

How To Get Started With Snorkeling

Do you want to snorkel? Are you already an avid or hobbyist snorkeler? If you think that snorkeling is just too difficult or you are worried that you can’t learn how to do this type of activity.  The fact is that you can.  If you know how to swim, then you already have the most […]

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How to Snorkel Like a Pro

How to Snorkel Like a Pro

The summer season is upon us once again! This is the perfect time of the year to hit the beach, feel the waves, and immerse yourself in the cool breeze. Aside from swimming and lounging on the shore, there are tons of activities that you can do while you are on the beach. One of […]

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How to Clear a Snorkel Tube of Water

How to Clear a Snorkel Tube of Water

If your snorkel tube fills up with water then you’ll need to clear it.  Although most quality snorkel gear that you buy these days will have some sort of dry technology from entering the tube, even when diving below the surface, there are still times when you will need to clear the snorkel.  Purge valves […]

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