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Bonaire snorkeling is not what it used to be before the storms, but it is still superb if you find the right spots.
We completely rewrote and updated our Bonaire Snorkeling Guide eBook. It is vastly improved, with 10+ new locations, twice as many pictures, and many other organizational improvements to make it more usable.
If you purchased our first edition you should have received an email with a special offer. If you did not receive an email please contact us to request one.
Visit the link below to learn more about the new edition.
I need some help with planning my Roatan snorkeling trip. We will be there from April 6 through part of May; plenty of time to explore. Ohhh-- how I wish
I replaced the mouthpiece on my snorkel with a smaller one this year and the change was amazing. I used the mouthpiece recommended on this site. Before,
Can anyone share specific information on good snorkeling spots in St. Croix? My wife and I have been roped into a two week stay there in January. I have
I am looking for information from anyone who has snorkeled in Italy. We will be in Italy in July and will be traveling from Rome to the Amalfi Coast and
Does anyone have any experience snorkeling in Panama? We are planning a winter holiday there and would like first hand information, if possible. We would
I'm going to The Exumas, Bahamas in August. Do you know where are the best snorkeling spots over there? All I found on the internet, so far, is this
I am looking for recommended snorkeling locations for a trip sometime June to August. I know it is the rainy season in many areas so I'm wondering if anyone
Is there a way to improve camera screen visibility when snorkeling? Is it just me or is a LCD screen useless underwater in bright sunlight and you can
This is a little off subject, but it might be interesting to fellow snorkeling travelers. We just got news from our United MileagePlus Explorer credit card that starting June 1st they will stop charging foreign transaction fees. It's a nice change. We used to use a Capitol One card when in foreign countries because it had no transaction fees. But we prefer to put all of our charges on the United card because of the free plane tickets we get from miles. Now we will get many more miles for all of our trip expenses.
I wanted to share my research about waterproof cases for iphones. I found this site a few weeks back when my wife and I were in Playa del Carmen and my
I found this beautiful creature while snorkeling at Napili Bay, on Maui. I cannot for the life of me find out what this is. Can you help? I have more photos
Can anyone tell me what the best time of day is to snorkel the Florida Keys? I'll be there in a few weeks, and will definitely be snorkeling. I snorkeled
We have always used the skin tight style of rashguard for sun protection, but there are many of the loose style becoming available, that fit more like a t-shirt. They would certainly be easier to get on and off. Have you used one, and do you like it for snorkeling?
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I wanted to share that there is snorkeling at St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, Florida. There is a jetty at the end of the peninsula that forms a sheltered
Any suggestion on where and when to snorkel the Philippines? I'd like to go to a very special place and I understand that the Philippines is a good choice.
I am currently looking at Bequia, south of St. Vincent, BVI, as a snorkeling destination and am wondering if anyone has any information to share. We are
Yesterday I updated our snorkeling camera pages to include some exciting new cameras.
Some of the most interesting are on the waterproof digital camera page. There is a new Olympus TG-2 that now has blazing fast focus speeds, a real breakthrough, making it even better than the TG-1. And in an attempt to compete with Olympus, Pentax's new WG-3 has a fast F2.0 lens, which is great.
And on the compact snorkeling camera page there are also some new options. The Canon G15 is a great camera with it's F1.8 to F2.8 lens.
See all the new cameras at the link.
OtterBox just released some new waterproof boxes that are wonderful for snorkelers. The new Pursuit 40 is just the right size for a couple of passports (we tried it), keys and a few other items. What makes it better than almost any other box we have seen is that it has better seals, a better closing latch, and belt loops at every corner. See the 40 at the link below.
We are looking for information about snorkeling in Guam, Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). We will be in Guam on a business trip. If anyone
This year, as part of our annual trek to Grand Cayman, we were able to spend the first week snorkeling Cayman Brac. This was our first time to go to the
Is there any good snorkeling anywhere in the Dominican Republic? We were thinking about taking a trip there, probably somewhere on the Samana Peninsula
I found this fish on the west side of Oahu. It doesn't look to me like a Lion or Turkey fish. It basically looks like a Cicada. When it moved the wings
The government on the Big Island of Hawaii has placed a moratorium on all kayaks on Kealakekua Bay. Some licensed tour companies may soon be able to provide guided trips, but you will not be able to rent your own kayak for an undefined period of time. Read more on our site at the link.
Curacao snorkeling is very good, with great beaches, and some wonderful spots, but finding the best spots can be a challenge.
On one of our Big Island trips my girlfriend and I pulled up to two step for a snorkel on a overcast and rainy day. The place was deserted. We climbed
The first thing you should know about a Crystal River Manatee snorkel is that there is nothing particularly crystalline about the Crystal River. The springs
Florida's southeast coast has some great places for shore snorkeling, especially if you like seeing lots of tropical fish. The video below shows the top
Last September my husband and I went snorkeling in the northern Bahamas at Walker's Cay and West End, Grand Bahama. We sailed over in our 38' boat and
I'd like to recommend snorkeling Jibacoa, Cuba as a great destination. We recently spent four days snorkeling at Jibacoa. We did not stay at the all-inclusive
Watch the movie at the link below. Within about a week we will have our new Curacao Snorkeling Guide eBook and webpages posted.
I am interested in kayaking to snorkel 2.5 miles south of San Pedro from our resort pier. I would head directly out to the barrier reef (600 yards?) and
Do you have any experience with 'bag' style snorkel camera housings? My wife and I will be snorkeling for the first time in a few weeks. I have a Samsung
We are looking to do a quick snorkeling trip in a few weeks that won't break the bank - places under consideration are the Bahamas, Puerto Rico (east end),
I am looking for some Cook Island snorkeling information. I am soon to embark on a journey from Australia to the Cook Islands for two weeks with friends
Olympus, Fuji and Panasonic are all coming out with new waterproof cameras in March. Once we get full details about them we will update our snorkeling camera pages.
Panasonic has two, the DMC-TS5 & TS25.
Fujifilm has a new Finepix XP60.
Olympus has a new TG-830 iHS and TG-630 iHS.
And Olympus also has a new TG-2 iHs, that will be waterproof to 50 feet, and has a new extreme macro function.
Click the link below to see the TG-2.
We found this unusual coral in Curacao that we can't identify. We thought at first it was Black Coral. But that is normally in deeper waters. Click the link below to see the picture.
We just got our plane tickets for a little over three weeks of snorkeling on Bermuda this summer.
We had thought we might be headed to St. John in the spring, but the timing was not going to work with all the projects we need to get done first.
We can't wait. We have a huge list of beaches and offshore spots to visit.
I can't believe I never thought of doing this. But in the video at the link below from the Virgin Islands, Steve clamped a GoPro camera to a rock, turned on video, and then would place it in spots with lots of fish, and then leave for a number of minutes to let the fish come back and cruise by for some fantastic video. You could also set your camera to shoot interval still shots. You can do this with most any camera, but it might be easier with the tiny GoPro. Although, I just learned that the new GoPro remote control will not work underwater. There is more about the GoPro camera on our site here: http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/gopro-for-snorkeling.html