Snorkeling Guides

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How Do Snorkels Work? (Wet, Semi-Dry, and Dry)

If you think about it, a snorkel is just a tube one can use to breathe underwater. Think of it ...
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How Does Snorkeling Work? – A Beginner’s Guide

Snorkeling is done by breathing through a tube while looking down into the water. You can see all sorts of ...
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How to Keep Your Mask from Fogging Up

You didn’t travel all the way to your favorite snorkeling destination only to have your vacation ruined by foggy swimming ...
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Paddle Fins vs. Split Fins for Snorkeling

Traditional paddle fins have been around for over a century, having been designed in the early 1900s and receiving many ...
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Snorkeling at Night: Tips for First-Timers

Is it safe to be snorkeling at night? How is night snorkeling any different from day snorkeling? How exactly do ...
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Can You Snorkel and Dive with Swim Goggles?

Chances are you’ve got an old pair of swim goggles lying around, and you might be wondering if you can ...
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How Deep Can You Snorkel Underwater?

How deep can you snorkel underwater if you used a really long snorkel tube? Can you stay underwater for as ...
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Short Fins vs. Long Fins For Snorkeling

So you’re deciding between getting short fins or long fins for your next snorkeling vacation, but the number of choices ...
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Snorkeling Fins vs. SCUBA Diving Fins

If you’re new to snorkeling or diving, you might not realize that there are different types of fins that can ...
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Best Underwater Camera for Snorkeling

Few things in life can compare to the magical beauty of snorkeling in a coral reef that is bustling with ...

Snorkeling is a great way for curious adventurers to get a glimpse into what the underwater creatures and ecosystem is like. It requires minimal training and gear, unlike scuba diving. Furthermore, in tropical climates, snorkeling is a very popular activity. Selecting snorkeling gear is easy, and people who rarely snorkel can simply rent equipment at hotels or local scuba stores.

The basic gear you need to snorkel are the mask, snorkel, and fins. Depending on how cold the water and wind is, you may also want to wear a wetsuit to keep warm. The most important piece is a properly-fitting mask. Without it, water will keep rush in and obscure your vision. Next, the snorkel allows you to breath while looking down towards the water.

Lastly, the fins should be flexible and lightweight. They protect the feet from sea animals and sharp coral, and can help you swim better. Even though snorkeling is relatively safe, it is recommended you snorkel with at least one other person just in case.