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Head Mares Sea VU Dry Snorkel Mask Visitor Review  
My husband and I tried the Head Mares Sea VU Dry Snorkel masks and we wanted to leave our review. While they are quality made and had some definite benefits, …

Thenice Snorkel Mask Visitor Review 
I have a Thenice full face snorkel mask that I got on Ebay from China. I wanted to share my review of it. I haven't had any problems with breathing …

Quality Fins For Large Feet? 
I'm searching for quality fins for large size feet. I wear a size 14/15 shoe and haven't found any fins of that size. Heading to Coco Bay Resort in Antigua …

UV Swim Clothing Instead Of Sunscreen For Snorkeling 
As a very fair red head and not always able to sunscreen every part of everywhere needed to fully protect myself, I have turned to UV swim clothing as …

Snorkel Mask For A Large Nose? 
Do you have any recommendations for a snorkel mask or mask maker that accommodates a larger nose? We live in Panama and there are remarkably no good dive …

Face Sunscreen For Snorkeling? 
I am having a difficult time finding a face sunscreen that does not burn my eyes after I put on my mask for snorkeling. So my nose burns often and is always …

Hooded Rash Guards? 
Do hooded rash guards provide sun protection or do they just get in the way? My hair is thinning and others with whom I snorkel have bald spots. Can they …

Snorkel Set With Fins For Wide Feet? 
I want to buy a snorkeling set with fins for wide feet. Since I have never snorkeled before, I don't want to buy expensive equipment. What brand or …

Getting Another Snorkeler's Attention? 
Any ideas for getting another snorkeler's attention? Hubby and I snorkel together, sometimes close and sometimes we wander apart. Close or far apart, we …

Fillable Weight Belts For Snorkeling 
Do "fillable" weight belts for snorkeling exist? I find a weight belt to be a big help in giving me more stability underwater to get that "perfect" photo. …

Freediving Fins Vs Snorkeling Fins 
How do freediving fins compare to snorkeling fins? I currently use (and love) a pair of Mares Volo Race fins, but I have been growing curious about freediving …

Easybreath Snorkeling Mask 
I just heard about the Easybreath Snorkeling Mask. A company called Tribord, in England, invented this new kind of snorkel mask. I was wondering if you …

Mask Vs Swim Goggles For Snorkeling 
I am a snorkel newbie but advanced swimmer. Do I really need a mask for snorkeling? Or could I use my swim goggles (Aqua Sphere Vista Ladies) that I swim …

How To Buy Boots For Open Heel Fins? 
We think that we want to buy boots or reef shoes and open-heel fins for our trip to the Cook Islands this winter (thanks to those who wrote about their …

How To Clean Neoprene Wetsuits And Booties? 
We are wondering how to properly clean neoprene wetsuits and booties at the end of every day. We have just purchased sturdy dive boots to use on our January …

Weight Belt When Snorkeling In A Wet Suit? 
I was wondering if anyone uses a weight belt when snorkeling? I weigh about 185 lbs and my wife and I live in southern California so we wear wet suits …

Rechargeable Batteries For Snorkel Lights 
I highly recommend rechargeable batteries for snorkel lights. So try to buy one that will use AA or AAA batteries. In Galen and Nicole's snorkel light …

Good Snorkeling Mask For Small Or Narrow Face 
I have a recommendation for a good snorkeling mask for a small or narrow face. I am happily using the SEAC Salina MD Mask. I tried on a number of masks …

Snorkel Bob's Gear? 
Do you have any thoughts on Snorkel Bob's gear, specifically the adult set? We will be going to Maui for the first time this June '12. We are contemplating …

Snorkel Gear Sets For Children 
We are going to Cancun this month and have been searching for information and snorkel gear sets for children. We have 2 girls, one 8 yr old and the other …

Dive Flag Use While Snorkeling 
Just did some great snorkeling off the beach this weekend. We used a dive flag for the first time and had lots of trouble with it. What or how do you recommend …

Where Do I Put My Keys When Snorkeling? 
Where do I put my keys and other valuables when I am snorkeling? I'll be on Oahu and you mentioned that there are some not so safe areas/beaches. Hanauma …

Protecting My Snorkel Mask 
I'm concerned about protecting my snorkel mask. I noticed that you recommend neoprene bags and feel that they are better than the hard plastic cases. I …

Snorkeling With Mustache? 
Any suggestions for snorkeling with a mustache? Are there special masks for this or ways to get a good seal without cutting it off?

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Learning How To Use Snorkeling Fins 
Is there training I can do or a trick to learning how to use snorkeling fins that I am missing? You strongly recommend using fins and the sets that …

Mini Snorkel For Small Mouths 
I just got back from Maui where I tried out my mini snorkel for small mouths and loved it. It's an "Oceanic Ultra Dry Mini Snorkel". It was a little pricey …

Tangled Hair Snorkeling Trick - Swim Cap 
I wanted to thank you for the tangled hair snorkeling trick, a swim cap. I recently went snorkeling when I was on the Big Island of Hawaii at Makaiwa Bay …

Managing All My Snorkeling Gear 
I need some advice on how to manage all my snorkeling gear upon entering the water. I put my mask and snorkel on, go about waist-deep, invariably lose …

Snorkeling With Glasses? 
I have very very poor eyesight and I wear glasses. I will maybe be going snorkeling for the first time, if I can figure out a way to see. My contacts are …

Snorkeling Fins For Feet With Bunions? 
Any suggestions for snorkeling fins for my feet with bunions? Or any other way around my bunion/fin problem, maybe lighter weight open foot fins? We …

Waterproof Box Needs To Be Attached To You 
I am the lucky recipient of the deed of a good samaritan. Snorkeling just off the beach in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, I discovered in a panic that …

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