What Is Snorkeling?

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Snorkeling is the act of using a snorkel to breathe underwater. That’s literally the only requirement. You don’t need a mask, you don’t need fins. If you are breathing through a snorkel, you’re snorkeling. However, many people think of snorkeling as the full-on gearing up that allows you to comfortably (and safely) float through the … Read more

How Does A Snorkel Work?

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A snorkel is a tube with a mouthpiece designed for breathing underwater. When worn properly, a snorkel keeps water out of a snorkeler’s mouth and air flowing in, allowing the person to breathe without surfacing for air. How Snorkels Work At the most basic level, snorkels work by creating a path from a snorkeler’s mouth … Read more

Snorkeling With Glasses (How To Do It)

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If you wear glasses, it can make diving in for a quick snorkel a little more complicated. Snorkeling involves a mask, you definitely need said mask, and simply wearing your glasses underneath it is, generally speaking, not the best idea for a few reasons. First, your snorkel mask may not have the space for your … Read more

What To Wear Snorkeling (How to Dress for Safety and Comfort)

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When you go snorkeling, there are a couple of things you’ll definitely have on – a snorkel, which allows you to breathe underwater, and a snorkel mask, which allows you to see underwater. Fins are also a very common snorkel accessory that helps propel you through the water and that most snorkelers choose to wear. … Read more

7 Snorkeling Tips For A Safe And Satisfying Snorkel Adventure

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Snorkeling is a water-based activity almost anyone can do. It doesn’t require any special abilities or training. In shallow, well-protected waters, it doesn’t even require the ability to swim. (Though, it does help!) For the most part, if you can breathe, you can snorkel. Just because snorkeling is easy, though, doesn’t mean it can’t be … Read more

5 Gorgeous Snorkeling Spots in Kauai

Snorkeling swimmers in Queens Bath near Princeville, Kauai

Of the bigger islands – the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and Kauai – it is Kauai that gets the fewest number of visitors each year. Averaging just over 100,000 tourists per month, that makes the island a perfect snorkeling destination. Kauai gets a quarter the number of visitors of Oahu and less than half the … Read more

Snorkeling vs Scuba Diving: An In-Depth Comparison

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Snorkeling and scuba diving might seem like similar activities. And, in some ways, they are. Both sports are about exploring worlds beneath water, and both use breathing apparatuses to make that possible. However, there are major differences between snorkeling and scuba as well, from how you breathe to how much training you need to do … Read more

Molokini Snorkeling: The Best Snorkeling Hawaii Has To Offer

Molokini Crater

The best spot for snorkeling in Hawaii isn’t on one of its islands. It’s in a caldera off the southwestern coast of Maui. Molokini is a crescent or moon-shaped formation often referred to as a small island. But, technically, it isn’t. What you see jutting out of the ocean from Maui’s shores is the ridge … Read more

Best Snorkeling Spots in Maui (After Molokini Crater)

Honolua Bay in Maui Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii has some of the most rugged, most alluring ocean scenery in the world. And some of the most active ocean wildlife. The last time we were in Maui, we saw whales, dolphins and schools of fish swimming just off shore, crabs crawling over the lava rocks, and turtles out sunning on the beach. … Read more

Get A Good Snorkel Mask For Beginners (2022)

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If you want to get yourself a good quality mask for snorkeling, you are going to want to make sure that it is going to be comfortable and leak proof. Without knowing anything about snorkel masks, it can be quite difficult to determine which masks in the marketplace meet these standards and which fail to … Read more