These snorkeling travel tips are all about getting from your home to your snorkeling destination, with all your snorkel gear, as comfortably as you can. While the rest of this site is primarily focused on snorkeling destinations and gear, these tips are about the actual traveling, with tips on luggage, how to pack your snorkel gear, other travel gear we love, trip insurance that actually covers snorkelers, and improving your comfort on planes and in airports and hotels.
Check out our favorite travel gear page for tips on what lightweight luggage we love for our travels. We also share a number of products that make our travel time more comfortable, from some electronics, to silicone bottles for our toiletries kit, to our favorite neck pillows. You are bound to find a snorkeling travel tip on that page that helps.
This page has piles of snorkeling travel tips if you need help packing for a snorkeling trip. We share how we pack our snorkel gear, what goes in our carry-on and what goes in our checked bag. We give tips on how to pack for shorter trips with only a carry-on, and many other simple packing suggestions for a snorkeling trip.
Buying travel insurance for your snorkeling trips is a very good idea, and will often be required if you are on a group trip. But many travel insurance policies specifically state that diving and snorkeling related injuries are not covered. An emergency medical evacuation from a remote island can cost more than $200,000. Personal insurance will not cover that. Read our Snorkeling Travel Insurance page to learn what insurance company we use that does cover snorkeling.
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We don't review accommodations or boat tours much on our website, primarily because TripAdvisor.com and other websites already do such a great job of that. We do use TripAdvisor when researching where to stay at our destinations, primarily because of the reviews. And if we want to book a day snorkel tour we also check the reviews on TripAdvisor. There are so many reviews from actual users, that you can get a pretty good idea what you might be in for.
Besides resorts and hotels, and tour companies, you can also find reviews of vacation rental homes and condos on TripAdvisor, like you might find on AirBNB.com, HomeAway.com, and VRBO.com, all of which we use at times.
Flying to an exotic snorkeling destination halfway across the world creates a lot of CO2, which is responsible for the global warming crisis our world is experiencing. Buying carbon offsets can help. We personally purchase three times the carbon offsets created by our flying each year, and on this page we explain how that works, the pros and cons, and suggestions for where and how to purchase carbon offsets. Learn snorkeling travel tips for being a responsible traveler.