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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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Sep 05, 2017

Dual Snorkeler Safety Buddy

Last time while snorkeling in Mexico, my wife kept drifting too far away for my comfort. She's not a good swimmer. Hopefully this device I made will help

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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 22, 2017

Glovers Reef Or Culebra For Our Next Caribbean Snorkeling Adventure?

My sister and I love snorkeling in the Caribbean. We have been to Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Roatan, Ambergris Caye, Bermuda, Curacao as well as

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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 16, 2017

Manta Ray Snorkeling In Fiji - Any Experiences?

Hi, I am looking at going to Fiji soon and have a couple of questions that I hope some people can help with. 1. I have seen there are a couple of places

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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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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

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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