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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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Cameras for Snorkeling

Some snorkeling photos really wouldn’t benefit from a better camera. (There’s no help for how some snork snorkers look when involved in their favorite sport!) But for those of you wanting to photograph other creatures, the options have definitely expanded in the last couple of years. We found a good 2009 review of underwater cameras […]

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The Right Fins

Why wear fins?¬†Used properly, fins can help you travel farther, float better, and more safely return to the boat/shore with less effort. Not having to kick to keep your legs up, and being able to easily shift direction can help you in observing wildlife. You can float quietly, barely moving, as turtles, squid, and fish […]

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Snorkeling 101

While looking up the names of my favorite swim fins, I found the company’s website which has some how to photos and video about snorkeling. Here it is: Snorkeling 101 by Aqualung Sport http://www.aqualungsport.com/us/content/view/66/67/

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The #1 Problem with Mask Seals

is . . . drumroll . . . caused by us snorkelers. We put on the masks too tight. I’d been snorkeling for years before an experienced diver pointed this out to me. I didn’t believe it at first, but then I tried it out. If you’ve got mask face (deep lines where the mask […]

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