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Apr 15, 2018

Pulau Lankayan, Malaysian Borneo Snorkeling Trip Report

I wanted to share a story about my snorkeling trip to Pulau Lankayan in Malaysian Borneo. After time seeing wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys, hornbills

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Apr 12, 2018

Is There Good Snorkelng in Bahia de Banes, Cuba?

My husband and I have been invited to stay with friends in Banes, Cuba next winter. We were wondering if there are any recommended snorkeling spots in

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Apr 10, 2018

Has Anyone Been Snorkeling in Nevis?

Has anyone been snorkeling in Nevis lately? It seems to have been largely missed by the storms. Never heard much about snorkeling there. Any information

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Mar 30, 2018

Lady Elliot Island, Australia Snorkeling Trip February 2018

In February 2018 I spent five nights on the small but beautiful Lady Elliot Island, in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia for a snorkeling trip. It's located

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Mar 26, 2018

Bonaire & Aruba Snorkeling Trip Report, January 17 through February 3, 2018

On January 17, 2018, my wife's birthday, we left for a two week snorkeling trip to Bonaire and Aruba and here is our trip report. We flew into Aruba (flights

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Mar 15, 2018

Has Anyone Been Snorkeling in Barbados?

I was wondering if anyone has been snorkeling in Barbados. Any information about how it is and where to go would be great. Thank you.

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Mar 11, 2018

Philippines Snorkeling Trip - 13 Day - Small Group

Join this fantastic Philippines snorkeling trip. This small group of snorkelers will explore three distinct reef areas from ideally situated luxurious resorts.

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Mar 11, 2018

Bali & Komodo Land & Snorkeling Safari - 15 Days

Join this trip exploring the reef snorkeling, culture and landscape of Bali & Komodo in Indonesia.

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Mar 11, 2018

Sulawesi and Borneo Snorkeling Trip - 15 Day Safari

Join this small group snorkeling trip to Sulawesi and Borneo, in the Coral Triangle of Indonesia. This remote destination safari is a great value.

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Mar 11, 2018

Alor And Komodo Snorkeling Trip - 15 Day Safari

Join this small group Alor and Komodo islands snorkeling trip in the Coral Triangle in Indonesia. This affordable 15 day trip is a great value for everything that is included.

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Mar 10, 2018

Snorkeling in the Galapagos?

Has anyone been snorkeling in the Galapagos? What time of year is best? I'm looking at trying to plan a future trip - early 2019. Any suggestions fellow

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Mar 10, 2018

Are These Groupers Graysbys or Coneys?

I'm uncertain if these groupers are Graysbys or Coneys. Does anybody know? They were seen off of Marathon Key on 3/6/18. Thanks!

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Mar 06, 2018

Are the Exumas in the Bahamas a Good Snorkeling Destination?

Are the Exumas in the Bahamas a good snorkeling destination? Has anyone been snorkeling there in the last year or so? I've heard there is a nature preserve

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Mar 03, 2018

Recent Coral Health Update for Belize?

Has anyone been snorkeling in Belize recently? This is March 2018. Can you tell me what the coral health is like? Have there been any recent bleaching

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Feb 27, 2018

Good Jamaica Snorkeling Resort?

Can anyone recommend a resort in Jamaica with good snorkeling from the resort beach or nearby? I realize it is not an ideal snorkeling destination, but

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Feb 20, 2018

Snorkeling Xcaret Reef, Akumal Mexico?

Has anyone snorkeled Xcaret Reef in Akumal, Mexico? I'm visiting Half Moon Bay, west of Akumal, week after next (March 2018), and have heard good things

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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 or 12 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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