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Prescription snorkel mask options for glasses wearers have become more affordable. Explore three different types and their pros and cons.
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.
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.
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.
We buy most of our snorkel gear at Dolphin Snorkel Center, and we partner with them because they are supportive of our snorkeling community.
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
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,
If anyone has snorkeled in Sri Lanka, especially on the west coast, I'd love some feedback. I've snorkeled in Raja Ampat, Maldives and Red Sea, and am
Learn about the unique snorkeling rash guards with hoods and leggings we use to protect ourselves from the sun and sea lice stings.
We were a group of four (myself, wife, son and his best friend) that just completed our week of snorkeling all throughout Aruba in July 2019. While it
If you ever find yourself in Melbourne, Australia, there is beautiful snorkeling to be done. Anyone who has watched Blue Planet II might remember the absolutely
Komodo snorkeling is fantastic! The reefs overall are amazingly healthy with lots of fish, abundant corals, and many big creatures. Plus dragons!
Join this unique Alami Alor Resort Snorkeling Trip in an untouched part of Indonesia. Explore the lively diverse coral reefs teeming with fish and creatures.
Alor Snorkeling is simply incredible. This chain of islands in Indonesia is unspoiled, with fantastically healthy corals and an abundance of fish life.
While in Turks and Caicos our guide snapped this photo of what I think is a type of blenny. But I don't know what specific type. Can anyone help ID this
We are newcomers to the hobby of snorkeling and we love it! We just came back from a cruise in the Caribbean and wanted to share our snorkeling adventures.
Olympus has just announced the TG6. It will start shipping out on June 28th.The earlier TG5 is the most popular snorkeling camera. So what is new with the TG6? Our partner Backscatter has a good video that breaks down the changes. The camera physically looks the same, as is the housing. There have been no image quality changes in terms of image sensor or lens. The only physical change is a new LCD screen with over twice the resolution of the TG5, for much sharper details.
There have been a lot of changes to setting options, including some new underwater white balance quick settings for different depths. If you shoot macro, and you are in Aperture Mode you can now use the quick menu to set to macro focus modes, without turning the dial to microscope mode. And there is a way to control aperture that allows for more depth of field in macro mode. Also you can set the camera to 4K and 1080P with the quick menu, without needing to go to movie mode, even in macro mode. There is a new minimum shutter speed option.
Is this camera a game changer for a snorkeler? If you shoot a lot of macro, it is probably worth upgrading from a TG5. And if we were buying new we would certainly buy the TG6.
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Join this extraoridnary Philippines & Palau snorkeling trip to two of the best snorkel destinations in the world for diverse reefs and abundant sea life.
How good is Anse Chastanet snorkeling on St. Lucia? Are there lots of fish and healthy coral? See our review, a snorkel map, and get a snorkel package discount.
Learn about St Lucia snorkeling: types and health of the reefs, fish and creatures, what spots are best, how to access them, and when to go and where to stay.
Does anyone know what kind of fish this is? I spotted it last month on the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks!
Get the Maui Snorkeling Guide to find the most stunning snorkel spots with the most sea life and to avoid the popular crowded beaches with unhealthy reefs.
We are in Bali. We are planning to go to Nusa Lembongan hoping to snorkel with Manta Rays. Any snorkeling tips for this island? Places to stay, excursions,
Tuga Sunwear, a company with such great snorkeling products, and so snorkeler friendly, that we had to partner with them!
Can anyone identify this fish I saw on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia? It's not the greatest photo, but I've been unable to match it to anything.
Could someone help figure out an identification for this fish? I saw it in Indonesia and it reminded me of an angel fish. Thank you.
My wife, 18 year-old daughter, and I just returned from an 11 day trip to Cairns, Australia, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We snorkeled in two
I wanted to share my experience snorkeling in Niue in the South Pacific. I expected the snorkeling would be good there because of the clear sea water.
I'm a fairly new snorkeler, only doing it for little over a year now but I LOVE IT! My hubby is a very experienced scuba diver but I'm just not into that,
While on a trip to St. Thomas and St. John in the USVI we went on a sailing excursion and did some snorkeling in which we used pool noodles to help keep
Join this unique snorkeling photography workshop liveaboard trip in the Caymans. Learn underwater photography skills including safe shallow freediving.
I wanted to share my experience with snorkeling Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida. We had a snorkeling trip booked two days in a row to go out to Looe Key
I am heading to the Riviera Maya in Mexico in about a week (April 2019). I cannot find good information about the condition of the reef for snorkeling
I've snorkeled many places in the Caribbean and Pacific. The most unique snorkeling I've ever done was in the Galapagos Islands, which is located about
We are going to the Destin, Florida area in April 2019 and heard about the SWARA artificial reef system with four reefs installed over the last couple
There are some really decent budget snorkeling cameras under $200. Record your experience without breaking the bank.
I am looking for information about snorkeling the mid-Pacific coast of Mexico. A friend is considering spending 4 weeks at the Ixtapa Palace Resort and
Has anyone been snorkeling in the cayes east of Placencia, Belize? I am going with a few friends on a catamaran out of there (the Moorings) for 5-6 days.
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We are looking for tips or advice on what to do with our stuff (towels, shoes, other personal belongings) while we are out in the water snorkeling. We