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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

Where Is the Good Snorkeling in Tobago Cays & Carriacou, Caribbean Windward Islands?

Can anyone tell me where the good snorkeling is in the Tobago Cays and Carriacou, Caribbean Windward Islands? We are doing a 10 day charter from Grenada

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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 24, 2020

Better Snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo or Zihuatanejo, Mexico?

We are considering a trip to Cabo Pulmo or Zihuatanejo, Mexico and are wondering which place has better snorkeling. My husband and I will be traveling

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Feb 09, 2020

Curacao Self-Catering Snorkeling Accommodations?

We are hoping to visit Curacao in late April or early May this year and we are looking to find a good self-catering snorkeling accommodation. We last visited

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Feb 03, 2020

Has Anyone Snorkeled Cat Island, Bahamas?

Has anyone snorkeled on Cat Island in the Bahamas? We are headed there in May 2020. What are the best snorkel spots? Are they accessed from shore or by

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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 05, 2020

Snorkeling in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Snorkeling in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, is good all year round. Beware that it gets ridiculously hot between May - October (45C/113F) and wearing

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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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Dec 01, 2019

Are There Any Good Snorkeling Spots in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

We have an upcoming trip to Puerto Vallarta. Are there any good snorkeling spots there? Any recommended snorkeling excursions? Thanks for any information

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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 18, 2019

Is the Snorkeling Better in Cancun or Isla Mujeres, Mexico?

We are staying three days on Isla Mujeres and five days in Cancun, Mexico. We have a couple people in our party that are very excited about snorkeling.

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Nov 18, 2019

Snorkeling Nose Bleeds from a Full Face Snorkel Mask?

Has anyone experienced nose bleeds or nasal septum damage due to the pressure in a full face snorkeling mask? Thank you.

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Nov 14, 2019

Better Snorkeling in Eilat, Israel or Aqaba, Jordan?

Is the snorkeling better in Eilat, Israel or Aqaba, Jordan? Of course when we look at advice forums, each tout they have better snorkeling. We need objective

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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 23, 2019

Where Can You Snorkel Multiple War Machine Wrecks?

My husband had seen on TV a shallow area with multiple sunken war machines and ships that we could snorkel. I've been searching the internet for awhile

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Oct 07, 2019

Any Good Snorkeling in the Cape Verde Islands, Africa?

Does anyone know if there are any good snorkeling spots in the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa? Thank you.

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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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Oct 01, 2019

Snorkeling Red Frog Beach, Bocas Del Toro, Panama?

Does anyone know about snorkeling Red Frog Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama? I have read about bad rip tides there. I was wondering if anybody has any information

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Sep 26, 2019

Any Good Snorkeling in Ibiza or Palma de Mallorca, Spain?

Has anyone had good snorkeling in Ibiza or Palma de Mallorca, Spain recently? If there are reefs and/or lots of pretty, tropical fish there, I'm in! Thanks

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Sep 05, 2019

Best Snorkel Spots in Puglia, Italy?

We are wondering if anyone has snorkeled anywhere in Puglia (AKA Apulia), the heel part of southeast of Italy, and has some tips on best snorkel spots?

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Sep 01, 2019

Sardine Run Snorkeling & Land Safari, South Africa - Abundant Wildlife

Snorkel with huge sardine bait balls being fed on by dolphins, whales, sharks and birds. Then go on a land safari to see lions, elephants, and other big game.

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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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