When I speak with fellow marine life enthusiasts – whether snorkelers or divers – about their bucket list of animals to see in the wild, perhaps the most common thing I hear is the whale shark. There is a good reason for this. Whale sharks are fairly rare to see and an amazing animal. Recently, […]
Can You Go Snorkeling With An Apple Watch?
You’re on vacation and you’ve never snorkeled before. You start to panic because you don’t want to ruin your Apple Watch with salt water or sand! Apple watches are expensive, you don’t want to ruin your $400 investment on an activity you might not even enjoy. So, can you go snorkeling with an apple watch? Apple […]
Cleaning and Maintaining Your Snorkeling Equipment Made Easy
Snorkeling as a pastime is all about fun and adventure, much like any other activity. Like other sports it does use equipment, but not a great deal, mainly the mask, fins, and the snorkel. Collectively known as the FMS kit. Unlike other sports, the kit is pretty easy to maintain in order to keep the […]
How Much Faster Can You Swim with Fins? (Scuba and Snorkeling)
One of the most fun things about snorkeling or scuba diving is the relative ease with which we are able to propel ourselves through the water thanks to equipment. Often, I have people ask how much faster they can swim with fins on. For some people, the reason for this question is simple curiosity. When […]
What To Do If You See (And Avoid) A Shark While Snorkeling
A shark is everyone’s scary fish. Since Jaws came out the idea of an underwater menace lurking in the depths is the foremost fear while being in the water. There are not a lot of shark attacks every year yet people still worry as the fear of the unknown plays tricks with the mind. Sharks […]
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 […]
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 […]
What Is A Snorkel Keeper?
Snorkeling at it’s most basic premise is a simple sport. As long as you have the weather and the location, then the only equipment you need is a snorkel and mask. Fins are great, but you can snorkel without them in many places, or if you don’t like them. Personally, I’d always wear fins given […]
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 […]
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. […]