Grand Cayman Activities for Non-snorkel Days

Somedays it’s cloudy or the waves are a tad choppy. Set aside your snorkel gear and try these other Cayman activities. You’ll need a rental car to reach the sites. Try Andy’s Rentals, which has a place on 7-mile as well as at the airport. Leave plenty of time for the drive because what looks […]

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Snorkeling the Florida Keys

It’s been a while since we SnorkSnorkers visited the Keys. (Guess we need an invitation!) But we don’t want to neglect this home grown American snorkeling site. So we’ve gathered a few of the useful links. A good book source would be Lonely Planet Guide Diving and Snorkeling the Florida Keys. A good starting place […]

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Desktop Photos For Snorkelers

Here is a great source for underwater desktop images to keep you happy when you’re looking at your computer instead of out of a snorkel mask. The National Geographic has free photo wallpaper, including some images of sharks and corals. http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/underwater/

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Snorkel Upgrade

We come from snorkel purists. If you didn’t buy it cheap 20 years ago, and it isn’t rotting, it’s not a real snorkel. My mom uses a snorkel that’s not far, technologically, from a hollow marsh reed. So it wasn’t until two years ago that I gave in and…gulp…upgraded to an Aqua Lung snorkel, complete […]

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Snorkeling With La Jolla Sharks

Visit La Jolla, CA, and try some snorkeling. Just offshore of the main beach are stingrays and Leopard Sharks. Go out to where there’s 6-8 feet of water as these harmless sharks forage in the sand. They’re basically living vacuum cleaners. We snorkeled with them just below our feet. Look for a lot of folks […]

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Snorkeling Monterey, CA

Lots of people inquire about snorkeling Monterey, CA. But it seems the consensus is…um, don’t. The water is cold. A few dive sites are promising for those with thick wetsuits. But visibility from the surface just isn’t that grand. Go farther south, to San Diego, for snorkeling. That said, there are other ways for snorksnorkers […]

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Better Snorkeling With Manatees

Manatees are an endangered species. Should people snorkel with them?¬†Before we went to Crystal Springs, Florida, to snorkel with manatees, I called a park in the Crystal Springs area to talk to a naturalist about the issue.¬† I asked, straight out, if there was any controversy about this closeup interaction with the species. She said […]

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Snorkeling with Manatees in Crystal River, FL

Snorkeling with manatees was on our lifelong dream list. To accomplish the deed we took a thousand mile sidetrack in a chilly February to Crystal River, Florida. Then, as we drove from Atlanta south, the temperature reports grew worse. The newest weather reports indicated it would be 28 degrees in the morning. Uh, oh. Captain […]

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