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Sep 06, 2020

Sulawesi Snorkeling Photography Trip - 14 Day Workshop

Join this Sulawesi snorkeling photography trip. Learn to take better pictures from two stunning island resorts in the famed Coral Triangle of Indonesia.

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Jul 05, 2020

Triton Bay & Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trip -13 Days in the Coral Triangle

Snorkel with whale sharks and explore the extremely abundant reefs of Raja Ampat on this 13 day group snorkeling adventure of a lifetime.

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Jun 07, 2020

French Polynesia Snorkeling Trip - From an Exclusive Catamaran Yacht

On this French Polynesia snorkeling trip swim with schools of pelgaics, including sharks, manta rays, and dolphins, and explore healthy hard coral reefs, too.

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Jun 07, 2020

Philippines Liveaboard and Resort Snorkeling Trip - 12 Day Safari

Join this unique small group Philippines liveaboard and resort snorkeling trip. Snorkel abundant Coral Trinagle reefs from wonderful varied accommodations.

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May 03, 2020

Join This Amazing Misool & Wakatobi Snorkeling Trip in Indonesia

Join this guided Misool & Wakatboi snorkeling trip in Indonesia, and experience the best snorkeling in the world on the abundant reefs of the Coral Triangle.

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May 03, 2020

Belize Resort Snorkeling Trip - 9 Days of Bliss on Turneffe Atoll

Join this Belize resort snorkeling trip, exploring the beautiful reefs by boat from your stunning accommodations on Turneffe Atoll.

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Mar 26, 2020

Our Bonaire 2020 Snorkeling Report

First off, thanks to the Tropical Snorkeling Bonaire Guide and all the great advice and information. Day 1: Arrival and settling in Day 2: Klein Bonaire

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Mar 26, 2020

Get Help With Fish Identification on iNaturalist

Did you know you can get help with fish identification on iNaturalist.org? I want to encourage everyone to post your fish photos to iNaturalist.org. It's

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Mar 11, 2020

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip - 7 Night Guided Group Trip

Join this Roatan and Utila liveaboard snorkeling trip. Your small group will explore stunning shallow reefs full of fish and maybe see young Whale Sharks.

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Mar 10, 2020

Misool Snorkeling - Raja Ampat, Indonesia - One of Our Favorite Places

Misool snorkeling is easily one of our top favorite places on earth, for the incredible amount of sea life, and the outstanding conservation work.

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Feb 25, 2020

Is There Good Snorkeling at Buck Island off St. Croix, USVI?

Have any of you been snorkeling at Buck Island off St. Croix within the past 1-2 years (2018-2019)? We are planning our first trip to St. Croix, USVI (after

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Feb 02, 2020

Palau Resort & Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip - Join Galen & Nicole

This extroidinary Palau snorkeling trip combines a wonderful resort stay, with boat snorkeling trips, and then a liveaboard exploration of the islands.

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Feb 02, 2020

Ambergris Belize Snorkeling Trip Report January 2020

My adult son and I just got back from snorkeling in Belize in January 2020. Incredible trip! The reef is very healthy and most is part of a nature preserve,

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Jan 18, 2020

What Night Snorkeling Light to Get? - A Buying Guide - 2020

Our favorite night snorkeling light has an adjustable beam angle. Learn how bright your light should be, what beam angle is best, and our favorite lights.

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Jan 17, 2020

Stream2Sea Sunscreen Review - Tested in the Tropics & Snorkeling

This Stream2Sea sunscreen review comes from years of testing on our many snorkeling trips, against other reef safe sunscreens. It's what we use.

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Jan 05, 2020

Borneo & Sulawesi Snorkeling Trip - 16 Day Safari

Join this small group snorkeling trip to Borneo and Sulawesi, in the Coral Triangle of Indonesia. Snorkel wonderful reefs, see lots of sea life, and more.

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Jan 03, 2020

Snorkeling Travel Insurance - Many Policies Exclude Snorkeling

Buying snorkeling travel insurance can be a bit tricky, because many travel insurance plans exclude snorkeling accidents. Learn what company we use.

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Jan 03, 2020

Packing for a Snorkeling Trip - What to Take & How to Fit It All In

Packing for a snorkeling trip can be challenging, to get all your snorkel gear in, without being overweight. Learn our tips for what to take and how to pack.

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Jan 03, 2020

Snorkeling Travel Tips - From Luggage to Packing to Travel Insurance

These snorkeling travel tips are about getting from your home to your destination, with all your snorkel gear, in comfort.

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Dec 20, 2019

An Underwater Tripod Is Great for Fishy Snorkeling Videos - Learn How

Get exciting snorkeling videos full of fish using an underwater tripod. Watch the video, learn what camera and tripod to use, and get tips for success.

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Dec 07, 2019

Snorkeling the Red Sea, Egypt - 2019 Updated Suggestions

I have written two other stories about snorkeling in the Red Sea, Egypt on this site. I wanted to share my updated suggestions from my trip in September

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Dec 04, 2019

Is There Good Snorkeling in New Caledonia?

Is there good snorkeling in New Caledonia? I'm intrigued by this destination and am wondering if anyone has been there. I'm a fairly experienced snorkeler.

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Nov 30, 2019

Sulawesi and Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trip - 15 Days of Sea Life Bliss

Explore the fantastic diversity of sea life in the Coral Triangle, from two stunning resorts, on this unique snorkeling trip to North Sulawesi and Raja Ampat.

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Nov 30, 2019

Misool Eco Resort Snorkeling Trip - Raja Ampat, Indonesia

This Misool resort snorkeling trip allows you to explore the most biodiverse and densely alive reefs in the world, in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

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Nov 03, 2019

Philippines Resorts Snorkeling Trip - 13 Day Coral Triangle Safari

Join this fantastic Philippines Resorts snorkeling trip. Explore distinct vibrant reefs from two ideally situated luxurious resorts.

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Nov 03, 2019

Misool Raja Ampat Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip - 13 Days of Bliss

Join this all snorkeling liveaboard trip to explore the reefs of Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, world epicenter of ocean biodiversity. Snorkeling at its best.

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Nov 03, 2019

Papua Explorers Resort Snorkeling Trip - 9 Days in Abundant Raja Ampat

Join this Raja Ampat resort snorkeling trip to Papua Explorers and behold the incredible biodiversity of the Coral Triangle.

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Nov 01, 2019

A Snorkeling Dive Flag That Solves Handling and Tangling Problems

A snorkeling dive flag is often required for safety around boats. But most flags are just are not made for snorkeling. There is a product we love though.

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Oct 06, 2019

Full Face Snorkel Mask Reviews - What Brands Are Safe - Pros & Cons

Full face snorkel mask reviews for models that are tested for CO2 levels. Learn the pros and cons of using a full face mask, safety and fitting tips.

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Oct 06, 2019

Flying to Snorkel Hurts Reefs - We Buy Carbon Offsets to Help

We love traveling and snorkeling, but flying produces global warming gases leading to reef damage. We buy carbon offsets to fund projects that help. Learn how.

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Aug 31, 2019

Fujifilm XP140 Review - By a Snorkeling Photographer

For this Fujifilm XP140 review we took it snorkeling in St. Lucia & Indonesia. See picture examples. It's better than earlier camera models, but there are cons.

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Aug 20, 2019

Snorkeling Duck Key, Florida Keys?

We’re headed to Duck Key in the Florida Keys in March 2020. Has anyone been snorkeling that area? Advice or opinions? Thank you.

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Aug 20, 2019

Snorkel Set Buying Guide - Save Money But Sacrifice a Good Fit

You can get a snorkel set for less money than separate pieces of gear will cost, but you may sacrifice a perfect fit.

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Aug 10, 2019

Prescription Snorkel Mask - Wear Glasses? Learn All Your Options

Prescription snorkel mask options for glasses wearers have become more affordable. Explore three different types and their pros and cons.

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Aug 03, 2019

Snorkeling Mask Buying Guide - Tested to Fit Different Faces - 2020

Read our snorkeling mask recommendations. We have tested ones that fit most faces, wide and small. Also learn how to choose a mask and what features to look for.

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Jul 28, 2019

Snorkel Buying Guide - What We Use & Our Test Winners - 2020

Learn what snorkel to buy and what features you need. Learn about dry top valves, bottom purge valves, flexible tubes, and what to avoid if you dive down.

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Jul 24, 2019

Best Snorkeling Fins - Our Hands-on Tests & Reviews - 2019

Snorkeling fins buying guide from our in the water testing. Fins can be open heel or full foot, be stiff or flexible, and vary in length for travel.

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Jul 24, 2019

St John, USVI Snorkeling Trip Report: Post 2017 Hurricanes

There has been a fair amount of discussion on this website about the state of the snorkeling in St John, USVI post 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria. I have

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Jul 23, 2019

My Snorkeling Vacation to Culebra and Vieques, June-July 2019

Recently (late June-early July 2019) I took an off-season snorkeling vacation to the islands of Culebra and Vieques off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico,

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