Humans have been using snorkels for centuries. Whether it was sponge farming in ancient Greece or "human submarines" spearfishing in the 1930s, a hollow tube is an intuitive solution for uninterrupted below-water activity. Because the basic idea of the snorkel is so intuitive, most folks don't give them a lot of extra thought. However, there's more to how snorkels work than meets the eye. Most modern snorkels don't look anything like a simple hollow reed, after all! Modern snorkels are … [Read more...] about How Do Snorkels Work? (Wet, Semi-Dry, and Dry Snorkels)
You'll find all my posts related to snorkeling here. Most of these articles target beginners, but I like to challenge my readers. That means even experienced snorkelers could learn something new! The articles include gear and clothing guides, reviews, tutorials, and techniques.
So you've just arrived at the beach with some new snorkeling gear. You've never used a mask and snorkel before, but how hard can it be, right? Being able to see underwater and breathe without always lifting your head up feels awesome! And yet, maybe not as awesome as you were hoping... Perhaps you find yourself accidentally inhaling some water, feeling out of breath, or getting a sore jaw. When snorkeling, how you should breathe is not as simple as sticking a tube in your mouth and continuing as … [Read more...] about Snorkeling: How to Breathe Like an Expert (Breath and Buoyancy Control)
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