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Apr 07, 2019

Snorkeling Photography & Shallow Freedive Workshop Caymans Liveaboard

Join this unique snorkeling photography workshop liveaboard trip in the Caymans. Learn underwater photography skills including safe shallow freediving.

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Mar 29, 2019

Snorkeling Higgs Beach - Key West, Florida

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

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Mar 27, 2019

Snorkeling Locations Along Maya Riviera, Mexico?

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

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Mar 26, 2019

Galapagos Islands: Most Unique Snorkeling in the World

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

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Mar 04, 2019

Any Insight on Snorkeling the SWARA Artificial Reefs Near Destin & Miramar Beach, Florida?

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

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Feb 25, 2019

Budget Snorkeling Camera - The 2019 Best Options Under $200

There are some really decent budget snorkeling cameras under $200. Record your experience without breaking the bank.

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Feb 22, 2019

Snorkeling Mid-Pacific Coast of Mexico?

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

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Feb 21, 2019

Snorkeling the Cayes East of Placencia, Belize?

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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Feb 19, 2019

About Galen & Nicole - Snorkeling Nuts

Learn a little more about Galen & Nicole and the history of TropicalSnorkeling.com.

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Feb 12, 2019

What to Do with Towels, Shoes, Etc. While Snorkeling?

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

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Feb 12, 2019

Snorkeling Paradise Island, Bahamas – From Beach and By Boat

In late April of 2018 we traveled to Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas. My wife loves water parks and I prefer to snorkel so we hoped to find the best

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Feb 10, 2019

Snorkeling from Gaya Island, Malaysian Borneo?

Has anyone been snorkeling from Gaya Island in Malaysian Borneo? We are traveling there next year (2020) and are looking to spend a few days at the Bunga

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Feb 07, 2019

Snorkeling at Marazul Dive Resort, Curacao?

We are planning a trip to Curacao for June 2019. So far, I have decided on a 10 day stay, divided between Avila Hotel and somewhere else! I have read some

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Feb 05, 2019

Information about Snorkeling Guadeloupe?

Does anyone have any information to share about snorkeling Guadeloupe? Is there off the beach snorkeling? Where are the best places? Thanks!

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Feb 04, 2019

Snorkeling Vieques and Culebra After the 2017 Hurricanes?

Has anyone been snorkeling in Culebra and Vieques, Puerto Rico since the 2017 hurricanes? I'm wondering about the condition of the reef? I'm headed there

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Feb 03, 2019

Caribbean Snorkeling Destination with Golf?

I am looking for a good Caribbean snorkeling destination with golf. Thinking about Jamaica, or Dominican Republic, or Grand Cayman. I heard that Dominican

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Feb 03, 2019

Philippines Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip - 7 Days - The Visayan Islands

Join this unique small group Philippines liveaboard snorkeling trip aboard the Atlantis Azores. Your ship will take you to the best snorkeling sites in the Visayan Islands, with clear waters, healthy reefs, and abundant sea life.

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Jan 28, 2019

Has Anyone Snorkeled Wakatobi, Indonesia?

Has anyone ever been to Wakatobi in Indonesia for snorkeling, if so how do you rate it, compared to other places you have been? Thank you.

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Jan 24, 2019

Favorite Snorkeling Islands in Fiji?

What are your favorite snorkeling islands in Fiji? I’ve been there but the reef was quite a distance from the resort I stayed at. It took around 40 minutes

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Jan 21, 2019

Snorkeling Maui From SUP or Kayak for Whales?

Can anyone share experiences about using a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) or kayak for snorkeling on your own in search of whales during calving season off

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Jan 19, 2019

Has Anyone Tried the Scubapro Spectra Dry Snorkel?

Has anyone used the Scubapro Spectra Dry Snorkel and do you recommend it? I’m buying my first snorkel. Thanks!

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Jan 11, 2019

Snorkeling Anegada, BVI After 2017 Hurricanes?

Has anyone snorkeled Anegada in the BVI since the hurricanes hit in 2017? I have read reports of bleaching as well and wondered if anyone had recent experiences

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Jan 10, 2019

Snorkeling at Freeman’s Bay, Antigua

My wife and I went to Antigua last month, December 2018, and tried a number of different snorkeling sites. We go mainly to relax and enjoy the beach, but

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Jan 06, 2019

Cozumel Snorkel Trip Report May 2018

I stayed on Cozumel for the month of May 2018 and did mostly shore snorkels plus a few boat reef snorkels and here is my trip report. Over the past couple

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Jan 02, 2019

Coral Bleaching in the Seychelles?

We are thinking of going on a snorkeling trip to the Seychelles in November 2019, but have heard there is bad coral bleaching. We would really appreciate

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Jan 01, 2019

Our Big Island and Maui Snorkeling Trip - Sept 7 - Oct 2, 2018

I wanted to share our Big Island and Maui snorkeling trip report. On September 7, 2018, my wife and I had the wonderful opportunity to fly to Hawaii to

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Dec 21, 2018

Good Snorkeling Spots Eastern Yucatan Peninsula Mexico?

We are flying into the Cancun area for 10 days and are looking for specific suggestions on good snorkeling spots in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula Mexico

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Dec 16, 2018

Snorkeling Heron Island, Australia?

I am looking for information about snorkeling Heron Island in Australia. My wife and I will be visiting there in in April 2019. It is in the southeast

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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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