Snorkeling Guides

Flippers or Fins for Snorkeling

Should You Wear Flippers or Fins for Snorkeling?

The title of this article may be a bit confusing considering flippers and fins refer to the same thing, but ...
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Do You Wear Socks With Water Shoes?

If you’ve ever been on a liveaboard dive boat, you probably have seen people wearing water socks. Water socks are ...
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Can You Snorkel in a Drysuit?

In order to snorkel, all you really need for equipment are the snorkel, mask, and fins. You can wear an ...
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Are Dry Snorkels Better Than Wet Snorkels?

When you’re just getting started with a hobby and are learning all about the equipment you’ll need, it can be ...
how does a dry snorkel work

Are Dry Snorkels Dangerous? What You Need to Know

The concept of snorkeling - breathing through a tube while submerged underwater - has been around for literally thousands of ...
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Can You Breathe Underwater with a Full Face Mask?

Many people, after seeing the design of a full face mask, have noticed that there is more room in the ...
what is a dry snorkel

Can You Breathe Underwater with a Dry Snorkel?

If you’re new to snorkeling, the distinction between a wet, dry, and semi-dry snorkel can be confusing. All snorkels get ...
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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 ...

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.