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Feb 13, 2018

My Fiji Snorkeling Trip Report December 2017

I wanted to share my snorkeling trip report from my visit to Fiji in December 2017. I am a 59 year old man and I traveled alone primarily for the snorkeling.

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Feb 09, 2018

Inexperienced Snorkelers Really Enjoyed Mangel Halto

It seems it’s been a while since anyone posted about snorkeling Aruba. My husband and I rented a place near Mangel Halto and snorkeled each of the 7 days

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Feb 05, 2018

Best Beaches for Snorkeling on Cozumel?

Where are the best beaches for snorkeling on Cozumel? This is the first snorkeling trip for my grandchildren, they are 11 and 12 and excellent swimmers.

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Jan 29, 2018

Belize or Cozumel Snorkeling Trip?

We are trying to choose between a Belize or Cozumel for our next snorkeling trip. We have enjoyed snorkeling with turtles on Maui, with octopi and expanses

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Jan 29, 2018

Share Your Worst Snorkeling Picture - Win iPhone Case

Finally a way to get some recognition for your worst snorkeling pictures. Share your unappreciated art, and you could win a Proshot iPhone case.

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Jan 25, 2018

Olympus TG4 or TG5 for Snorkeling?

What advantages does the Olympus TG5 have over the TG4, my current model, for snorkeling? I will be on a snorkeling liveaboard in the Maldives in March

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Dec 14, 2017

Misool Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trip - 9 Day Adventure

Join us on this Misool Raja Ampat snorkeling trip, and experience the best reefs in the world.

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Dec 02, 2017

Middle Keys Snorkeling After Hurricane Irma?

Any reports about how Middle Keys snorkeling was affected by Hurricane Irma? What are the conditions of the reefs and is snorkeling worth it? We're heading

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Nov 21, 2017

Where to Snorkel with Sea Turtles in Belize?

I'll be in Belize in March, 2018 and was wondering if anyone knows the best place to snorkel with sea turtles? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Nov 21, 2017

Whale Shark Snorkeling from Ambergris Caye, Belize?

We are planning a trip to Belize in the spring and want to go snorkeling with the Whale Sharks from Ambergris Caye. We will also hit Shark Alley and then

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Nov 08, 2017

Anyone Been Snorkeling in Pulau Weh, Indonesia?

Has anyone been snorkeling around Pulau Weh, Indonesia? The name of the city on the island is Sabang. The snorkeling and diving is reported to be quite

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Nov 07, 2017

Has Anyone Been Shore Snorkeling in Grenada?

Has anyone been shore snorkeling in Grenada? I would appreciate any information. Thank you!

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Nov 06, 2017

Snorkeling Spots in the Seychelles?

Does anyone know about good snorkeling spots in the Seychelles? We will be there for the whole month of February. We know it's not the best period but

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Nov 05, 2017

Our Favorite Non-Snorkeling Travel Gear - For More Comfortable Travel

Here we share our favorite non-snorkeling travel gear that makes flying and travel more comfortable and fun.

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Oct 30, 2017

Red Sea, Egypt - September 2017 Snorkeling Trip Report

In September 2017 we visited the Red Sea in Egypt again and here is my snorkeling trip report. As usual we split our two week stay over three different

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Oct 27, 2017

Seaview 180° Snorkel Mask Review

I've purchased the Seaview 180° Snorkel Mask, and here is my review of it. It looks fantastic and is easy to use, however, I found it really difficult

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Oct 10, 2017

San Andres Island, Colombia Snorkeling Tips?

We are looking for any tips on snorkeling in San Andreas Island, Columbia. We are fairly new to snorkeling (2 years) and fell in love with it. We own gear

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Oct 09, 2017

Has Anyone Snorkeled the Azore Islands?

Just curious, has anyone snorkeled the Azore Islands? It isn't tropical but I want to know if anyone has any experience there! Thanks.

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Oct 03, 2017

Carriacou - Healthy Marine Life for Snorkeling or Not Worth the Trip?

I was wondering if any of you knowledgeable snorkelers know if Carriacou is worth the trip for good snorkeling? Is there healthy marine life to see there?

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Sep 25, 2017

Short Notice Alternative Snorkeling Destination to St John?

I need a short notice alternative snorkeling destination for St John (posted September 24, 2017). I have been traveling to St John for 20+ years. Our young

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Sep 17, 2017

New Kauai Snorkeling Guide 2nd Edition Released

We are happy to announce we have released the 2nd edition of our Kauai Snorkeling Guide. The snorkeling on Kauai has not changed much since our first edition, but we have made many improvements to this 2nd Edition, including many new pictures, a new location, and other updates. If you have purchased the first edition in the past look for an email we just sent out with some special offers.

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Sep 10, 2017

Snorkeling St. John Trip Report - March 18 - April 1, 2017

Here is our trip report for snorkeling St John March 18 - April 1, 2017 (submitted September 8, 2017). Last year, we had decided that we would get Galen

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Aug 28, 2017

Overview Of Puerto Rico Snorkeling

I figured I'd share the wealth of Puerto Rico snorkeling spots! This is the most brief of overviews; I'd be happy to answer any questions about these spots.

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Aug 17, 2017

Has Anyone Been Snorkeling At Turneffe Island Belize?

I am thinking of trying Turneffe Island Resort, Belize for snorkeling. I have been to Glovers Reef twice and loved it. I am wondering if anyone out there

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Aug 10, 2017

Help Identify Yucatan Mexico Fish

Part of a recent whale shark tour off the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico included a snorkeling equipment check in relatively shallow

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Aug 09, 2017

My First Shark Encounter

I wanted to share the story of my first shark encounter. In mid-June I had the great experience to stay at one of the islands in Glover's Reef Atoll in

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Jul 31, 2017

Night Snorkeling On Maui?

We are wondering about night snorkeling on Maui. My husband and I are going there in a couple of weeks, staying in the Kihei/Wailea area, and are thinking

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Jul 11, 2017

Big Island Snorkeling For People With Disabilities

I wanted to share some information about snorkeling the Big Island of Hawaii for people with disabilities. We have just returned from our first trip there.

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Jul 08, 2017

Snorkeling with Giant Cuttlefish, South Australia

Every year the Giant Australian cuttlefish, Sepia apama, aggregate to breed at the top of Spencer Gulf at a place called Point Lowly, South Australia.

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Jul 04, 2017

Do You Need Snorkeling Lip Sunscreen? Find Some That Works.

Prevent burns with snorkeling lip sunscreen. These mineral ones stay on and are the safest for you and the creatures of the ocean.

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Jul 03, 2017

Diveoptx Review - We Tested And Like Them

This Diveoptx review will help you decide if these magnifiers will work for you if you are having trouble seeing your camera or gauges.

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Jun 21, 2017

Good Snorkeling At Coco View Resort, Roatan?

Has anyone snorkeled from shore at the Coco View Resort in Roatan? How is it? Is snorkeling the reef worth staying there? Thanks.

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Jun 01, 2017

Need Identification Of This St John Fish

We encountered this strange fish at Maho Bay on St John last week. Can anyone help with identification? Is it a dogfish or cat shark? The fins are confusing

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May 31, 2017

We Are On The Big Island

We are currently snorkeling on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can join us on Facebook to see pictures we share each day at the link below.

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May 26, 2017

20% Off Slipins Colorful Rash Guards

I am excited to try out the colorful Slipins full body rash guard and zippered minis (long sleeved swimsuits) I received for our Big Island Hawaii trip next week. Get yours at a 20% discount by using the code TropicalSnorkeling at check out. At the link there is a picture of one of the minis I will be trying out.

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May 17, 2017

Help Me Choose - Snorkeling Bonaire, Fiji or Bali Trip?

I'm trying to decide between Bonaire, Fiji and Bali for a snorkeling two week trip alone (I'm a woman.) I have traveled all over snorkeling. Here are

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May 08, 2017

Any Snorkeling From Fort George or Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos?

Is there any snorkeling on Fort George Cay or Pine Cay in the Turks & Caicos? Thank you for any information you can share.

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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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