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Apr 04, 2017

Identify Skinny Gold Fish In Bora Bora?

In coral garden off Bora Bora, I saw a long skinny gold colored fish with black and white circles around the eyes and another matching set of fake eyes.

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Apr 01, 2017

Live Vs Dead Coral - Useful Pictures & Descriptions

Learn how to identify live vs dead corals. See pictures and descriptions, including what coral bleaching looks like.

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Mar 28, 2017

Want 'Remotest' Caribbean Snorkel Trip Destination Suggestions

We're planning a snorkel trip to the Caribbean (for less than a BILLION! dollars) but are looking for a more remote/untouched island destination. Like

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Mar 24, 2017

Looking To Identify This Maui Fish

I wonder if anyone can help me identify this Maui fish. It was hanging around Yellow Tang, but it was much larger, very camouflaged, not afraid of me above

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Mar 18, 2017

Does The Snorkeling In Fort Lauderdale Compare In Quality To The Keys?

I am wondering if the snorkeling in Fort Lauderdale compares in quality to what you find in the Keys? I will be staying in Fort Lauderdale for a few days.

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Mar 06, 2017

Snorkeling Cozumel Reefs January 2017

I wanted to share my experience snorkeling Cozumel reefs in January 2017. First of all I would like to say that one can still see the damage hurricane

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Feb 27, 2017

Snorkel Vest - Do You Need One? What Type Is Best?

A snorkel vest is a life saver if you don't swim well, or have a health problem. Learn why to use one and which ones are best.

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Feb 27, 2017

Has Anyone Snorkeled Both Aitutaki, Cook Islands and Taveuni, Fiji?

Have any of you snorkeled both Aitutaki, Cook Islands and Taveuni, Fiji? We are planning a trip in 2018 to celebrate my husband's retirement, and are

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Feb 10, 2017

Snorkeling Trip Report 2017 Glovers Reef, Belize

I just returned from a snorkeling trip to Glovers Reef. Situated off the coast of Belize, it is one of only four atolls in the western Hemisphere. I was

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Feb 10, 2017

Where To Snorkel In New Zealand?

I'm looking for easy-to-access places where I can snorkel in New Zealand. I'm as sleek as a seal in the water, and as ungainly on land, so I can't hike

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Feb 06, 2017

Snorkeling Anywhere In The Mediterranean?

Can anyone tell me anything about fun snorkeling anywhere in the Mediterranean? I know the Mediterranean is not known for its amazing snorkeling and it

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Feb 04, 2017

Snorkeling In Puget Sound, Washington?

Does anyone know of good snorkeling spots in Puget Sound, Washington? Also, we would appreciate recommendations for what kind of wetsuit to use. Thanks

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Feb 03, 2017

Has Anyone Snorkeled In Cebu, Philippines?

I am looking for some advice and guidance on snorkeling in Cebu, Philippines. We are headed there to snorkel for 1 week as part of a larger trip. It has

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Jan 29, 2017

Find Snorkeling Travel Friends - Meet Snorkelers

Are you a solo traveler who would like to meet some snorkeling travel friends? You are not alone and here is the way.

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Jan 28, 2017

Snorkeling In Greece?

Can anyone tell me about snorkeling in Greece? Is it from beaches or boats? What are the best spots? I would greatly appreciate any info anyone can share

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Jan 17, 2017

Where To Snorkel In Costa Rica?

Our family will be going to Costa Rica in August, and we are wondering where to snorkel? I have read mixed reviews about snorkeling there. Is it better

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Jan 14, 2017

Did Hurricane Matthew Affect Florida Keys Reefs?

Did Hurricane Matthew affect Florida Keys reefs? Was there much reef damage from it? We heard that it made snorkeling worse in some areas. Thank you.

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Jan 13, 2017

When To Snorkel Tonga & French Polynesia?

When is best for time to snorkel Tonga and French Polynesia (Rangiroa, Huahine)? I have been to many snorkeling/scuba spots famous for their great visibility,

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Jan 07, 2017

Had A Great Time Snorkeling Curacao

I wanted to share a story about our great time snorkeling in Curacao. Tugboat was the best spot on the island. I would skip the wreck and spend all my

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Jan 07, 2017

How Is The Snorkeling In Tobago Now?

I was wondering if anyone can comment on how the snorkeling is in Tobago now? Many years ago we went snorkeling with a group there and the fish and reef

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Jan 03, 2017

Snorkeling Destinations In Europe?

Has anyone gone on a snorkeling vacation in Europe? My boyfriend and I would be happy to go anywhere in Europe, our only concern is that it's not too expensive

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Dec 27, 2016

Snorkeling Watch - Which Waterproof Watch Is Best?

What snorkeling watch do we use? And what are the best brands and features?

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Dec 26, 2016

Can Anyone Help Identify This Aitutaki, Cook Islands Fish?

I got a photo of this shy fish while snorkeling at Aitutaki, Cook Islands. I have tried to identify it with my books and assorted web pages and keep coming

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Dec 19, 2016

Manta Ray Night Snorkeling Big Island

Read stories about Manta Ray Night Snorkeling on the Big Island.

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Dec 17, 2016

Has Anyone Snorkeled Anguilla?

We are wondering if anyone has snorkeled Anguilla? We are including this island as one of many to visit. It would be great to hear any snorkeling experiences.

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Dec 15, 2016

Macro Snorkeling Photos, St John

I recently returned from St John where I was able to snorkel several hours a day over a 5 day period. Once again I was impressed with the macro photos

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Dec 08, 2016

How Do I Spot An Octopus?

I'll be traveling to St. John in mid-January and would love to see an octopus. Any advice on how to spot an octopus, like where and how to look? Thanks

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Dec 08, 2016

How Is The Snorkeling On Molokai, Hawaii?

How is the snorkeling on the island of Molokai in Hawaii? Is it accessed from shore or by boat? How is the coral and fish life? Thanks

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Dec 05, 2016

Gel For Putting On Fins Easily?

I saw some gel to make putting on fins and wetsuits easier but cannot remember what it was called. Does anyone know please? Many thanks.

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Dec 05, 2016

Snorkel Books Or Info On Guam?

Can anyone recommend a book with info on snorkeling Guam? Or has anyone snorkeled there and can tell us about some spots? We will be there June 2018.

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Nov 30, 2016

Snorkeling The Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania

My wife and I booked a safari in the Serengeti and decided to end with a few days of snorkeling the Zanzibar Archipelago. Both are easily accessible from

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Nov 30, 2016

Raja Ampat & Banda Sea, Indonesia Snorkeling Liveaboard Trip Report

I wanted to share a story about our experience in Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea on a snorkeling liveaboard. On October 22, 2016, my wife and I took off

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Nov 22, 2016

Anyone Snorkeled Samuel's Bay National Marine Park, Jamaica?

Heading to Jamaica in February 2017, staying on Bloody Bay in the Negril area. Looking for a couple of good places to snorkel. Samuel's Bay looks good

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Nov 20, 2016

Snorkeling Spots In Utila, Honduras?

We will be spending 3 weeks snorkeling in Utila, Honduras. This will be a new Bay Island adventure for us. We will try to explore every nook and cranny

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Nov 04, 2016

Snorkeling Destinations With View Depth and Visibility

Greetings! I am looking for another snorkeling destination that has view depth and visibility. I have been to Bonaire many times and what I LOVE most about

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Nov 02, 2016

Has Anyone Recently Snorkeled Anegada, British Virgin Islands?

I am thinking of going back to snorkel Anegada in the British Virgin Islands this coming June. I went there many years ago and the snorkeling was great.

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Oct 25, 2016

Snorkeling Charities That Protect Our Oceans

Learn about the snorkeling charities and organizations we contribute to that protect our oceans, and how to find more.

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Oct 23, 2016

Can You Snorkel Watamula on Curacao?

Could anyone offer any insight on snorkeling Watamula, Curacao? How well developed are the reefs? Are there safe protected access points to cater to my

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Oct 21, 2016

Retiring In A Snorkeling Destination?

I have been following this great website for years and had a question for the group regarding snorkeling in retirement. I would imagine that some people

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Oct 10, 2016

My First Time Snorkeling At Molokini Crater

I remember the first time I snorkeled in 2008; I was in Maui at the Molokini Crater and I have to say that was kinda of a crazy way to start snorkeling,

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