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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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Best Prescription Snorkel Masks: If You Can’t See…Why Go?

Best Prescription Snorkel Masks:  If You Can’t See…Why Go?

It is important for us to see the underwater world clearly, so that, we can enjoy and appreciate its beauty when snorkeling. As our eyes are designed for an open-air environment, it cannot really focus in the under-water environment. Thus, we need to wear snorkel mask or goggles in order to create an air space […]

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Full Face Snorkel Mask with GoPro Mount Review

Full Face Snorkel Mask with GoPro Mount Review

We’re pretty obsessed with full-face snorkel masks here at The Snorkel Store. Editor’s Note:  Since writing this article the market has exploded with full-face snorkel maks and Tribord no longer has the market covered (although it still is a really good mask).  Many of these new masks even have GoPro mounts already on them. You […]

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Full Face Snorkel Mask Reviews: Tribord EasyBreathe Alternatives for a Lower Price, Lower Quality

Full Face Snorkel Mask Reviews: Tribord EasyBreathe Alternatives for a Lower Price, Lower Quality

Editor’s Note:  Tribord no longer has the market cornered with full-face snorkel masks. Since we originally wrote this article the market has exploded with some really, really good alternatives and we’re starting to ramp up a series of reviews (once we get our hands on them).  IF you’d like to see all of the different […]

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What Makes the Best Snorkel Gear?

What Makes the Best Snorkel Gear?

If you’re reading this article then you’re already in the market to buy snorkel gear.  If you already some basic knowledge then you can head over to our “6 Best Snorkel Brands” page for options or you can go right to the store.  If not, then let’s get the teaching and learning started… Determining What […]

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5 Great Options for Snorkel Masks with GoPro Mounts

5 Great Options for Snorkel Masks with GoPro Mounts

Seriously? You went snorkeling without an undwerater camera? C’mon, maaaan! You don’t ever do that. To be truthful, I’m at a point in my regular snorkel locations where I don’t see much on a regular basis that I haven’t seen before. But still… There was that time that I happened on to a pod of […]

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The 5 Best Promate Snorkel Gear Sets

The 5 Best Promate Snorkel Gear Sets

Promate is a leader in all sorts of diving, SCUBA, and snorkeling accessories and equipment.  They have been around for a while now and truly believe that the underwater world is a universal destination that anyone should be able to enjoy.  That goes for everyone.  Whether you’re an avid diver, recreational spear fisher, or going […]

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3 Ways to Snorkel with a Mustache (In order of effectiveness)

3 Ways to Snorkel with a Mustache (In order of effectiveness)

It’s been brought up a few times in the comments here, and I often get emails from readers, about what to do with a mustache getting in the way of  a good seal with your snorkel mask.  I’ve never had a mustache so I had to do some research.  I went to some of the […]

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The 10 Best Snorkel Masks You Can Buy this Summer

The 10 Best Snorkel Masks You Can Buy this Summer

Are you out to find the best snorkeling mask that you can get?  One that fits well, is comfortable, and maybe has some cool additional features likes a built in GoPro mount or tinted for the sun?  We have you covered. Below are the best snorkeling masks that we’ve had the chance to review, wear, […]

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Snorkel Mask Lenses: One, Two, Three or Four (Does it Really Matter?)

Snorkel Mask Lenses:  One, Two, Three or Four (Does it Really Matter?)

If you’re new to snorkeling then you may not have thought about the lens, or lenses, of the snorkel mask that you’re using. Most likely you’re still getting used to breathing through the snorkel and concerned with keeping water out of your mask.  If you have quality snorkel gear then, more likely than not, you […]

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Protecting the Coral Reefs and Tropical Fish of the World

Protecting the Coral Reefs and Tropical Fish of the World

The tropical fish that we have the privilege to see each and every time that we snorkel or dive are amazing.  I’m sure that you can agree if you’ve been snorkeling or diving before.  If you haven’t, and that’s why you’re here, then I can’t emphasize enough how much you’re going to love it when […]

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The Tribord EasyBreath is Catching Some Momentum

The Tribord EasyBreath is Catching Some Momentum

It’s been about two weeks since we first talked about the Tribord EasyBreath Snorkel mask and it seems that the product is gaining more and more momentum in online shops, reviews, and even a few dive shops scattered here and there around the world. These are a few of our thoughts after reading our review […]

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Body Gloves Best Snorkel Sets for Kids and Adults

Body Gloves Best Snorkel Sets for Kids and Adults

Body Glove is a company and brand that has a long relationship with the ocean.  Their love for everything ocean makes Body Glove a brand that you can trust.  Unlike most brands that we review on this site such as Aqua Lung, US Divers, TUSA, Seavenger, Cressi, and Promate, Body Glove is a brand that […]

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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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Silicone: Best Material for Snorkel Mask Skirts

Silicone: Best Material for Snorkel Mask Skirts

There are a bunch of things to consider when you’re getting new snorkel gear; size, seal, comfort, color and durability. The most important thing that you’re looking for out of those factors is fit. Without a proper fit the mask will leak, the seal will be bad, and/or you’ll be uncomfortable. The best way to […]

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