Buyer's Guide Freediving is the sport of diving down to recreational SCUBA depths on one’s own breath. Recreational freediving has had spurts of increased popularity in recent years, and even PADI (known for SCUBA training) now also offers freediving courses. Experienced snorkelers and SCUBA divers often find themselves drawn to this remarkable sport. That means you likely already have most of the equipment, like a basic mask and snorkel, to start freediving. However, you will need to … [Read more...] about Top 5 Freediving Fins for Beginners
Getting gifts for people is hard. At least it is for me! There's a special kind of anxiety associated with gift shopping, isn't there? After all, this is your chance to show a person just how well you know them! That's why I love it when my friends and family have very obvious interests and hobbies. Snorkelers and divers are usually very vocal about their affinity for all things ocean. So that makes your job a little easier. Watersports are activities, so it's not difficult to get gifts for … [Read more...] about Gifts for Snorkelers and Divers (That They’ll Actually Use!)
If you're new to snorkeling, or even just swimming at a beach, deciding what you should wear can be a bit intimidating. This is especially true if you're a woman or otherwise femme-presenting. So let's go over what makes for good water sports attire. I'll even give you some examples of the best swimsuits for snorkeling that I've personally worn and encountered! Hollywood movies and popular TV shows give the impression that beaches are full of jocks with washboard abs and bikini-clad … [Read more...] about Best Swimsuits for Snorkeling (Top 5 and an Unlikely Bonus!)
Are you looking to get yourself some top quality snorkeling gear for your next adventure? Is renting sub-par equipment that's been used by hundreds of other people just not your thing? Well, you've come to the right place! Below, you'll find my handy list of top quality snorkeling gear that I personally love and recommend. Just so you know, most of the links I provide are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you buy something after following the link (at no … [Read more...] about Snorkeling Gear: Recommendations for All Experience Levels
Did you know the purge valve was once a standard feature on almost all dive masks? In the early days of SCUBA when dive masks looked more like fishbowls, purge valves were a popular mechanism. That's because these vintage masks were characterized by high internal volumes and no molded nose pocket. The skirts on these masks were also made of natural rubber, not the soft silicone modern masks use. All these factors meant purge valves were a big help for clearing the dive mask. What is a purge … [Read more...] about Purge Valves on Dive Masks: Gimmick or Useful?