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Are Split Fins A Good Choice For Snorkeling Beginners?

Like any newcomer to a sport, there’s often a bewildering array of equipment that you have no idea whether you need, and if you do, which sort are the best. Does making the wrong choice matter? While fins can look the same and it might appear as if you can pick a set and away […]

a snorkeler on the surface with split fins

What Are Split Fins For Snorkeling?

Although fins aren’t strictly necessary for a snorkeling excursion they are almost indispensable if you want to truly explore in safety. Fins will allow you to swim efficiently in the water, and propel you forward with less effort. They can also make a snorkeler safer as they can allow you to get to safety quicker […]

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Can You Mix And Match Snorkeling Gear?

Branded snorkeling equipment is available just about everywhere. Online, dive shops and the vast amounts of snorkeling locations will see manufacturers competing to sell or rent you the appropriate equipment. The basic set of fins, mask, and snorkel can come in sets or you can buy each item individually. Much like clothes, where you don’t […]

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Can You Snorkel When It’s Windy?

We all want amazing weather when we go on holiday. Visiting a new and exciting location is even more vibrant when the weather is perfect. Snorkeling is no different. Some destinations have a perfect temperature, amazing snorkeling experiences and sheltered bays to enjoy the aquatic wildlife. In the real world, things work a little differently. […]

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6 Snorkeling Tips For Not Damaging The Environment

The imagery around snorkeling encompasses crystal clear water, abundant marine life, under full sun in some distant tropical paradise. There are many places like that where one can get away to join in the aquatic life with some solitude. The advent of cheap travel has made many destinations accessible to a plethora of worldwide travelers. […]

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What Sunscreen Should You Use When You Go Snorkeling?

Snorkeling is a pastime that is synonymous with tropical paradises. The crystal clear water in any imagery is accompanied by a sun blazing away to provide the kind of recreation most dream of. As humans, we have different tolerances for the sun’s rays and put on sunscreen to protect ourselves from harmful exposure over a […]

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How Do You Snorkel Safely And Successfully As A Beginner?

When you’re a newcomer to any sport the temptation to give it a go is often tempered by the realization that you might need to know some things first. While in some sports you can do this safely, snorkeling comes with a sense of unease as you are dealing with the ocean. Questions arise as […]

a female snorkeler in a snorkeling vest

What Is A Snorkel Vest (And Who Should Wear Them)?

Snorkeling is one of those activities that almost everyone wants to try. Anywhere where holidaymakers or adventurers congregate near the water there will be a snorkeling tour nearby. Marine life can be observed in the open ocean with stunning underwater terrain, all surrounded by a tropical paradise. It’s just too tempting to miss. While it’s […]

a female snorkeler in shallow water with fish

The Non Swimmers Guide To Snorkeling For The First Time

The juxtaposition is easy to see. Snorkeling is an experience that almost everyone wants to try. It seems so simple, yet the rewards are obvious.  Snorkeling can give you one of the most vivid and memorable experiences of a trip or vacation. The chance to witness a normally unseen world in a tropical location sounds […]