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Hundreds of stories and questions have been shared here, so it is a good place to find snorkeling information on locations, equipment, and many other interesting topics.

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World Locations

Best Snorkeling in the World
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South Pacific Islands

Australia - including the Great Barrier Reef

Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.

Indian Ocean Islands - Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, etc.

Europe - Spain (including Canary Islands), Portugal (including Azores Islands), Greece, Italy, etc.

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Snorkeling Equipment
Got a favorite piece of equipment, or a gear question?

Snorkeling Cameras
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First Time Snorkeling Stories
Share what your first time snorkeling was like.

Fish & Creature Identification
Need to know what that fish, coral or creature was?

Snorkeling Health
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Snorkeling Stories & Questions Left By Others

Click below to read the uncategorized snorkeling stories and questions that other people have shared (many more in the categories higher up the page). Feel free to leave a comment or answer a question. Try to keep your comments on topic or start another story in the form above.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Snorkeling in the Galapagos? 
Has anyone been snorkeling in the Galapagos? What time of year is best? I'm looking at trying to plan a future trip - early 2019. Any suggestions fellow …

Red Sea, Egypt - September 2017 Snorkeling Trip Report 
In September 2017 we visited the Red Sea in Egypt again and here is my snorkeling trip report. As usual we split our two week stay over three different …

Short Notice Alternative Snorkeling Destination to St John? 
I need a short notice alternative snorkeling destination for St John (posted September 24, 2017). I have been traveling to St John for 20+ years. Our young …

My First Shark Encounter 
I wanted to share the story of my first shark encounter. In mid-June I had the great experience to stay at one of the islands in Glover's Reef Atoll in …

Help Me Choose - Snorkeling Bonaire, Fiji or Bali Trip? 
I'm trying to decide between Bonaire, Fiji and Bali for a snorkeling two week trip alone (I'm a woman.) I have traveled all over snorkeling. Here are …

Where To Snorkel In New Zealand? 
I'm looking for easy-to-access places where I can snorkel in New Zealand. I'm as sleek as a seal in the water, and as ungainly on land, so I can't hike …

Snorkeling In Puget Sound, Washington? 
Does anyone know of good snorkeling spots in Puget Sound, Washington? Also, we would appreciate recommendations for what kind of wetsuit to use. Thanks. …

Where to Snorkel in Costa Rica? 
Our family will be going to Costa Rica in August, and we are wondering where to snorkel? I have read mixed reviews about snorkeling there. Is it better …

Retiring In A Snorkeling Destination? 
I have been following this great website for years and had a question for the group regarding snorkeling in retirement. I would imagine that some people …

Is Snorkeling Good When It Is Cloudy? 
Is snorkeling good when it is cloudy? We are headed to St. John shortly for a once in a lifetime trip. The weather forecast looks awful with no sun for …

Weather Websites To Choose Snorkeling Spot? 
Do you use any particular weather websites to choose your snorkeling spot for the day? I am just home from a month in St. Croix & a few days in St. …

Snorkeling In The Kerama Islands Japan 
My wife and I had the opportunity to go snorkeling in the Kerama Islands (Okinawa, Japan) over Christmas. It was a wonderful experience. The coral reefs …

The Humor Under The Water 
Over the last several years, my wife and I have been somewhat addicted to underwater photography. We've been to Grand Cayman, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Belize …

Snorkeling Huatulco Or Cuba? 
Does anyone know if there is any decent snorkeling in Huatulco, Mexico or Cuba? Thanks for all of your help.

Snorkeling Bonaire vs. Hawaii 
I was wondering which you liked best for a two or three week snorkeling trip, Kona area in Hawaii or Bonaire? My wife and I snorkeled in Bonaire on …

Atlanta Urban Snorkeling 
If you find yourself in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area there is a snorkel experience available that is unique: the Ocean Voyager tank at the Atlanta aquarium. …

Belize vs. Maui Snorkeling 
In your opinion, what place has better snorkeling, Belize or Maui? Thank you.

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