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Dec 10, 2018

Using Stick-On Magnifiers at the Top of Snorkel Mask

I have a new mask with +4 corrective lenses. That's the correction I need for far vision. I have to add +3 stick-on magnifiers for close vision. Everybody

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Dec 09, 2018

Introducing Kids to Snorkeling in Antigua?

I need advice on introducing kids to snorkeling and good spots in Antigua. In honor of my granddaughter's 10th birthday, we are taking her, her 7 year

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Dec 02, 2018

Carrie Bow Caye, Belize Snorkel Trip Report

In November 2018, I had the good fortune to snorkel for three days in the vicinity of Carrie Bow Caye, about 15 miles southeast of Dangriga, Belize. I'm

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Dec 02, 2018

State of Alabama's Artificial Reefs After 2018 Hurricanes?

What happened to the new artificial reefs put in the Gulf near Alabama after the hurricanes in 2020? Are they still in place? Thank you.

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Dec 02, 2018

Great Snorkeling Spots in Martinique?

I am interested in finding great snorkeling spots in Martinique. Many years after so many storms and the rise in temperature issues, I am still disappointed

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Nov 26, 2018

Packing Snorkeling Gear to Fit in a Carry-On?

I have a question about packing snorkeling gear to fit in a carry-on. My wife and I always have to pack one half of a large checked suitcase to travel

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Nov 26, 2018

San Diego Snorkeling - Mission Point

One of the best places to snorkel in San Diego, is Mission Point. There are no crowds and the parking is good, even in summer as long as you get there

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Nov 14, 2018

Water Distortion When Snorkeling

I have a question about water distortion when snorkeling. I was in Guam last week for work, and got a few chances to go out and snorkel. It was beautiful,

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Nov 05, 2018

Snorkeling in Maui After 2018 Hurricane Season

I am wondering about snorkeling in Maui after the 2018 hurricane season. Can anyone report on the condition of the reefs in Maui after the storms that

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Oct 30, 2018

Looking for Information About Snorkeling in Southern Portugal

I am looking for information and feedback concerning snorkeling in southern Portugal. Thank you!

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Oct 16, 2018

Snorkeling the Middle Florida Keys Post Hurricane Michael?

We're thinking of planning a snorkeling trip to the Middle Keys Florida for the first two weeks of December 2018. How is the water visibility after Hurricane

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Oct 09, 2018

Any Good Shore Snorkeling in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba?

Is there any good shore snorkeling in Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba? While saving for our dream vacation to Fiji, we are still in desperate need of a nice vacation.

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Oct 09, 2018

Snorkeling Trip Report - Panglao Island Bohol Philippines

My husband and I have recently returned from Panglao Island Bohol Philippines on a mission snorkeling trip. This by far was our best snorkeling trip to

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Oct 07, 2018

Komodo Resort Snorkeling Trip - A 7 Day Coral Triangle Adventure

Join this Komodo Resort snorkeling trip and explore the reefs and abundant sea life in Komodo National Park. On this 7 day trip in the heart of the Coral Triangle, you will see mantas, schooling pelagics and turtles along with reefs teeming with fish.

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Oct 07, 2018

Cuba Snorkeling Trip - 7 Days Touring a National Park on a Liveaboard

Join this Cuba snorkeling trip aboard the Jardines Aggressor II liveaboard yacht, exploring the stunning reefs of the Gardens of the Queen National Park.

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Sep 24, 2018

TS Exclusive Stream2Sea Coupon

Don't miss out on this exclusive coupon for Stream2Sea, our favorite, and the only tested reef safe snorkeling sunscreen! They are offering our Tropical Snorkeling readers a free Cherry Sun Protect Lip Balm with any 3 oz sunscreen purchase. Just visit their store at the link and enter the coupon code tropicals2sbalm in the shopping cart.

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Sep 15, 2018

What is the Snorkeling Like in Trinidad and Tobago?

Does anyone have any information on what the snorkeling is like in Trinidad and Tobago? I am looking for a trip in March. Thanks.

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Sep 02, 2018

Roatan - A Gem For Snorkeling

As a solo older person I found my two weeks in Roatan for snorkeling and freediving quite good. For my first week I stayed at Cocoview Resort which is

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Aug 06, 2018

Our French Polynesia Snorkeling Trip Report, Vahine Island & Bora Bora

My husband and I enjoyed a nine day snorkeling trip to French Polynesia in April 2018. We flew from LAX directly to Papete, Tahiti. From there we took

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Aug 06, 2018

Any Snorkeling in the Abacos Islands, Bahamas?

Has anyone snorkeled in the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas? We have a trip scheduled there for May 2019, and we love and LIVE to snorkel! We're staying

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Aug 05, 2018

Does Anyone Have Experience Snorkeling in the United Arab Emirates?

I am wondering if anyone has experience snorkeling in the United Arab Emirates? Any information about snorkeling this area of the Persian Gulf would be

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Aug 05, 2018

Wakatobi Snorkeling Trip - 7 Days Of Coral Triangle Snorkeling Heaven

Join this fantastic Wakatobi snorkeling trip to a resort in the heart of the Coral Triangle, with the world's most fish and coral species. Snorkel the house reef whenever you want, and go for two snorkel boat trips per day too.

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Aug 05, 2018

Belize Snorkeling Trip - 7 Day Liveaboard - Glovers & Turneffe Atolls

Join this unique liveaboard Belize snorkeling trip aboard the Belize Aggressor III, exploring the healthy reefs of two atolls on the outer boundary of the second largest barrier reef in the world.

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Jul 24, 2018

Snorkeling at Beqa Lagoon Resort, Fiji

I stayed and went snorkeling everyday on the house reef at the Beqa Lagoon Resort, Fiji in July 2017 and loved every minute. My husband is a diver and

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Jul 19, 2018

Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria Update on Snorkeling St. John, USVI?

We are considering a snorkeling trip to St. John, USVI in 2018 but wonder how damaged the reefs are after 2017's Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Has anyone

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Jul 08, 2018

Our Boat Snorkel Trip Report from Ambergris Caye, Belize in May 2018

We wanted to share a report of the boat snorkel trips we took from Ambergris Caye. This was my husband’s and my first trip to Belize. We went in May 2018.

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Jul 08, 2018

Dock Snorkeling, Ambergris Caye, Belize, May 2018

In addition to boat snorkeling, you can also snorkel off of docks on Ambergris Caye in Belize. You won’t see the beautiful coral that you see on the reef,

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Jul 08, 2018

Our June Snorkeling Trip to the Maldives

We just got back from our June 2018 snorkeling trip to the Maldives. We took a gamble on wet season, as it was very cheap! We did have a couple of days

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Jun 25, 2018

Is There Snorkeling in South Padre Island, TX?

I am traveling to South Padre Island, TX on business, and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a decent snorkeling spot there or further south? Thanks.

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Jun 11, 2018

May 2018 Galapagos Snorkeling Trip Report

Wife and I just got back from our May 2018 eight day, seven night snorkeling trip to the western islands of the Galapagos. We were on a liveaboard, the

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Jun 06, 2018

Any Snorkeling from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands?

I am going to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands during January. Is there any worthwhile snorkeling on any of the islands - land based or going by boat?

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Jun 05, 2018

Tonga & Fiji Snorkeling Trip - Humpback Whales & Stunning Reefs

Join this rare Tonga & Fiji snorkeling trip to swim with Humpback Whales in Tonga and explore Fiji's Great Astrolabe Reef.

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Jun 05, 2018

Palau Snorkeling Trip - 7 Day Liveaboard + 3 Day Resort Adventure

Join this incredible Palau snorkeling trip to one of the most remote Coral Triangle destinations full of coral reefs, mantas, reef sharks, schooling fish, all in superb visibility.

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May 24, 2018

Our 2018 Curacao Snorkeling Trip Report

We just returned from two weeks snorkeling Curacao. We really enjoyed our first trip and we did an awful lot of snorkeling. We want to thank tropicalsnorkeling.com

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May 24, 2018

Will Be Snorkeling Roatan 2018 - Looking for Updated Information

Hello. Our group of snorkelers is going to Roatan for two weeks in July 2018. Unfortunately, there is not a detailed guide! :> I have used the guides on

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May 20, 2018

Any Recommended Snorkeling in Greece?

Does anyone recommend snorkeling in Greece? Sometime in the next couple of years I will be traveling there on a Road Scholar Tour. I would like to stay

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May 12, 2018

Snorkeling in L'Estartit or Medes Islands, Spain?

Has anyone snorkeled in Spain? Specifically the area around L'Estartit and the Medes Islands? I'm planning a trip for our 25th anniversary in September,

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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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