There you are, gliding through cool tropical water on a sunny day. Your mask isn't leaking, your snorkel is comfortable, and there's a beautiful coral reef a few feet below you. Fish of all shapes and sizes abound, and then you see it... A sea turtle has come up right beside you! All you have to do is reach out with your hand and... Stop! I know it can be tempting to reach out and pet that sea turtle swimming next to you, or to pick up that cool-looking seashell you spied. Humans are not … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Touch Coral, Fish or Other Sea Life While Snorkeling
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.
If you’ve decided to buy your own snorkeling gear, you’re looking for a more personal connection with the water. Renting and impulse buying won’t cut it for you. I think that’s awesome! Even if you’re a total beginner, investing in your own gear is a wise decision you won’t regret. When taken care of, a quality mask, snorkel, and fins will last you 25+ years! You’re making a long-term investment that will set you forth on all kinds of adventures. That includes not only snorkeling but SCUBA and … [Read more...] about Where To Buy Snorkeling Gear That’s High-Quality
There are few things more frustrating for a diver or snorkeler. There you are trying to appreciate the jaw-dropping underwater vistas around you when your eye starts twitching... that light trickle over the sensitive skin just below your bottom eyelid is one of the most annoying feelings! Or maybe you notice a cold puddle building up in your nose pocket, the salt stinging the sensitive tissue inside your nostrils... Ugh! How can you stop this unpleasantness once and for all? Is there such thing … [Read more...] about No-Leak Dive Mask: How to Get a Perfect Seal
So you're looking to fit in some snorkeling on your next vacation (lucky you!) and you're doing some gear shopping. Snorkeling, due to its accessibility, is a sport that has rapidly grown in popularity over the last couple of decades. While that's great, it also means there's a dizzying variety of equipment to choose from. Fins, in particular, come in all kinds of different styles. Some fins are very short, only adding a few inches to your feet, while others are nearly a meter long! So how do … [Read more...] about Short or Long Fins for Snorkeling? Which is Best?
In the old days of SCUBA, when most divers were frogmen, SCUBA equipment looked very different than it does today. The dive mask has traditionally been a piece of the gear that brings to mind a modern VR headset. Solid, large viewing windows, a bit like a fishbowl strapped to your face. While more traditional dive masks are still in production (they do have their merits), a different trend has rapidly overtaken the market in recent years: the low-volume mask. This term is nearly unavoidable at … [Read more...] about What is a Low-Volume Dive Mask? (They Aren’t Just For Freedivers!)