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When and How to Buy Snorkel Gear for Vacation

For the really snarky answer to the question in the title I would answer: Ahead of time. However, you probably don’t want “snarky” and you just want a reasonable answer. So, here It is:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rash Guard for Snorkeling Guide

Rash guards can be a great friend to have on long snorkeling adventures.  They have many beneficial features when worn.  Many people swear by them and others don't use them at all.  Below you...

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...
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What are the Best Conditions for Snorkeling?

Not all conditions are great for snorkeling.  Believe me, I know that no matter the weather or surf conditions on the day that you're going to go surfing, you shouldn't always go.  The snorkeling...
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How to Snorkel: As Easy as it Looks?

From a distance you may expect that knowing how to snorkel is a pretty basic set of skills to learn.  You grab a mask, a snorkel, and some fins then you just bury your...
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How to Care and Maintain Snorkel Fins

Snorkel fins make the rest of your body go when you’re in the water. They may not be the most important part of your snorkeling set, but a good pair of fins makes life...
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Best Ways to Protect Your Body from the Sun While Snorkeling

There's nothing like enjoying few hours or an entire day on the beach, at a resort, or off the back of a boat snorkeling.  It doesn't matter who you are, most of us are...
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The 5 Best Things About Snorkeling According to Snorkel Ken

This is an article about the five best things about snorkeling.  However, stick with me through this long introduction.  I'll try to keep it real and somewhat entertaining...  Away. We. Go. Lots of people have...
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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....

Snorkeling Age and Ability Guidelines

Snorkeling is one of those activities that really can cater to the many different types of people in the world. Snorkeling as a recreation or a sport is more lenient in regard to age,...
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Snorkeling Safety

Snorkeling can be a dangerous activity. Just when you may think everything is okey-dokey, you could find yourself in rough surf, a strong current, cramping up, a mask or snorkel full of water, scrapes,...
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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...

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