Snorkeling Guides

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Are There Full Face Snorkel Masks for Glasses Wearers?

For years, glasses wearers have been wondering if they could wear their prescription glasses under their snorkel mask while snorkeling ...
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Full Face Snorkel Masks: Plastic or Tempered Glass?

When buying a full face snorkel mask, there are many factors to consider (fit being the most important), but a ...
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Can Full Face Snorkel Masks Be Worn With a Beard?

Fellas. If you last went snorkeling without a beard and now you have a glorious mane, you might be wondering ...
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How to Keep Full Face Snorkel from Fogging Up

When your mask fogs up, it’s one of the most annoying and frustrating problems that can ruin your snorkeling experience ...
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Should You Get a Flat or Curved Full Face Mask?

With how popular full face snorkel masks have gotten over the last few years, manufacturers have made many tweaks to ...
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Which Side of the Head Do Snorkels Go On?

You might not think which side of the head you wear the snorkel on makes a difference, but this can ...
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Are Barracudas a Danger to Snorkelers?

When people think of dangerous marine life they might encounter while snorkeling, they often think of sharks. However, what they ...
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Can You Get the Bends From Snorkeling?

Even if you haven’t gone scuba diving before, you likely have heard about the dangers of “the bends”, or decompression ...
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Is it Better to Wear Split Fins for Snorkeling?

Compared to the tried-and-true paddle fins which have been around for over a century, split fins are a relatively new ...
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What to Do if You Encounter Sharks While Snorkeling

Sharks are everybody’s quintessential apex predator of the ocean (that title actually belongs to the killer whale who prey on ...

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.