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We love to see the kids enjoying the water. It can be magical as they explore a whole new world. But nothing can destroy that magic faster than a bad fitting mask or snorkel; or cheap plastic fins that keep falling off. SnorkelCity.com has created matched snorkeling sets specifically designed for kids. These sets include the mask, snorkel and fins in age-appropriate sizes. That’s so important for enjoying a day in the water. Fitting a toddler for their first time snorkeling? No problem. We have sets for even the youngest snorkeler. There are also sets for hard-to-fit teenagers. Quality gea...
When you call the SnorkelCity customer service center you will likely talk to someone who is a snorkeling fanatic. We love to snorkel and we want you to enjoy your time in the water, too. That’s why we’ve created mask, snorkel and fin sets. Our product standards are so high that you can even use most of our sets for SCUBA diving. Each set is designed to work together to bring you hours and hours of enjoyment. No fuss making sure the snorkel works with the mask. Our packaged sets are guaranteed to work out of the box and into the water. In fact, if you’re not happy with your purchase from Sno...
Snorkeling is great fun, unless you can’t see the difference between your snorkeling partner and a Bluefin tuna. Fortunately SnorkelCity.com has just what you need for stock and custom prescription masks. Most snorkelers who require corrective lenses to see can fit into our pre-ground lenses that we stock and install ourselves. You’ll be amazed that SnorkelCity can prepare an optical mask for you and ship the same day. We can even add a purge valve into your optical mask to make clearing water out of the mask easier. If you have a more complex prescription, SnorkelCity can custom cut your le...
Welcome to SnorkelCity. If you’re looking for the right snorkeling gear and accessories, you’re going to find it here on SnorkelCity.com. Snorkels, masks, fins. Hoods and gloves. Wetsuits. Boots and socks. Complete sets for the novice and the seasoned pro. All kinds of accessories. Underwater cameras. Gear bags. Even travel suggestions and snorkeling tips. Oh, did I mention snorkel vests? SnorkelCity.com is number one. We have an incredible selection of everything. Looking for the hard to find item? Say, a prescription mask in hot pink? We have you covered. And the prices at SnorkelCity are ...
      Great. Now you are in the water and you want to move around. The best way is to kick slowly keeping your fins underwater without splashing. If you slap your fins against the water – in addition to frightening the fish you are also wasting energy because it doesn’t help move you around. Dog paddle and bicycling movement are also pointless and tiring. When fining, your arms are generally not of much use and can even become obstacles it’s better to let your forward thrust to come exclusively from the force of your fins. You can hold your arms straight along your sides or ...
As you ascend, it’s important to keep one arm pointing upward. This will prevent you from bumping unexpectantly into your friend or object on the surface. Remember to leave extreme stunts to athletes and the professionals. For you a few feet are all you need to fully enjoy everything the ocean has to offer. You shouldn’t stretch your dive beyond your limits. Learn not to over estimate yourself. As soon as you feel the need to breath- return to the surface immediately. Ear plugs are fine for swimming at the surface, but they can be dangerous when snorkeling and more specifically when breath ho...
It’s important to know where you can enter the water and how. In many Countries use of a marker buoy is obligatory and it’s always advisable. This highly visible device will indicate your presence at great distances, and boats should stay well clear of you. You must not enter the water near ports and boat launching stages or ramp areas, or in mooring and anchorage areas and the like. Even when using a marker buoy- always keep an ear open for the sound of propellers coming your way and don’t hesitate to wave your arms and splash water to show the boater where you are. Unfortunately sail boater...
Our friends at Sports Diver recommend snorkeling in Caymen!!!For those looking to take in our sunken sights without going too far from shore, snorkeling is a great option. Clear and current free, the water in Cayman lends itself beautifully to snorkel excursions. Of course, the world famous Stingray City promises excellent marine action just below the surface. Devil’s Grotto and Eden Rock are also awe-inspiring snorkel spots.  Grab a mask and plan your trip today at www.caymanislands.ky.
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  Set on the west side of the big Island, Kahaluu is a snorkeling hotspot and one with the largest amount of fish and turtle life in Hawaii. Kahaluu itself is a popular Hawaiian beach park set inside a shallow cove, (most areas are less than 10 ft deep) which makes it ideal for snorkelers of all ages. Another plus of the cove are the large rocks which surround it and keep most waves out, leaving calm, relaxing waters for all beach-goers. The fish at Kahaluu are unique and known for being very friendly and outgoing towards people; they’re known to swim up and around snorkelers frequently....
  One of the most popular snorkeling destinations in all of Oahu, Hanahamu Bay is located just outside Waikiki and is a top quality marine nature preserve. The bay is actually made up of a submerged volcanic crater which forms and outside barrier from rough waves. The water is shallow in most places and gets deeper more farther out. In the shallower areas, large amounts of coral can be spotted, which brighten up the ocean floor.  The water here is crystal clear and stunningly blue which contrasts the over 400 species of colorful fish located here, including the former State fish the...
Parrotfish are beautiful, colorful fish found in all of the world’s oceans. The largest concentration of these fish is in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, meaning you have the chance to see them off the coast of Africa all the way East through the Hawaiian Islands. These fish like to spend most of their time swimming along shallower reefs or in seagrass beds. Of the 90 species of parrotfish out there, most of them only reach sizes of 12-20in long. One species however, the humphead parrotfish can get up to lengths of 4ft! The parrotfish earns it name from its teeth, which are fused together to form a pa...
Behold one of the oceans most misunderstood creatures, the moray eel. Eels have a reputation for being ferocious, ill tempered, and nasty towards humans which is very misrepresenting. Moray eels are shy, secluded creatures who prefer to spend their days resting and waiting for prey from the safety of their burrow. While they are carnivorous, morays have no interest in attacking humans and are usually quite calm around us; they prefer to eat smaller fish, mollusks, and various crustaceans instead. If there is a case of a moray being aggressive towards a snorkeler it’s more than likely from bein...
10)  Addition of upper torso floatation 9)   Safe neon yellow vest for visibility 8)   Locking inflator on BOTH the S.O.S. Vest and the Visual Safety Marker Tube 7)   One complete system making travel easy 6)   Audible Safety Whistle for gaining attention 5)   Visual Safety Marker Tube for alerting boat crew of your position 4)   VISABILITY 3)   Made with Pride in the USA 2)   Sizes for YOUR Entire Family 1)   Peace of Mind, for the most enjoyable snorkeling experience possible!!!   ...
Witnessing the crystal clear underwater world has always been an unbelievable experience. However, snorkeling tours can become a bit crowded at times with some tour operators filling the boat or having multiple boats dropping off excited snorkelers at the same sites.  At SnorkelCity.com, your safety has always been our first concern! While SnorkelCity.com has always offered top quality snorkeling gear to our customers, we have seen a need for the snorkeling community to be able to alert the tour/boat operators when the snorkeler has wandered away from the group, totally engrossed in the s...
If you’re looking for a snorkeling adventure way down under, than make sure to add a visit to Byron Bay on your vacation list. Bryon Bay is rated as one of the top snorkeling spots in Australia and is home to the protected Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, which means there is no shortage of spectacular sea creatures for you to observe. Sea turtles, cuttle fish, eagle rays, and moray eels are just a few of the many regulars hanging around the Bay all year. Some other individuals that come in for part of the year are the nurse sharks in the winter and the leopard sharks in the summertime with the oc...
Isla Mujeres is a small island located less than 10 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula of Cancun, Mexico and is visible from there as well. The name of the island translated to “The Island of Women” which reflects back to the previous century when women of fishermen would find refuge on the island while the men were away on the high seas. Because of its close proximity to Cancun, it is a widely visited vacation and snorkeling spot with incredible sights to offer.                A popular snorkeling attraction at Isle Muje...
Not enough can be said about the beauty and vastness of the Great Barrier Reef. At over 1,600 square miles, the reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and is Earth’s largest single structure constructed exclusively by living organisms; it’s even visible from space! The reef draws tourists and snorkelers from all over the world by its great biodiversity and sheer spectacle. The reef rests off the coast of Queensland, Australia which makes for a quick boat ride before you can jump into the water and start exploring.      The species of marine creatures w...
The Caribbean island of Bonaire is home to some of the best shore snorkeling in the world. There is no shortage of locations for snorkelers of all ages and experience to enjoy on the island. Each of the different snorkeling destinations are marked with a yellow rock by the side of the road or street. All you need to do is keeping traveling until you come across one and then dive on in! Some of the more popular sites are Bari Reef, Karpata,  Klein Bonaire, 1000 Steps, just to name a few. Certain snorkeling sites offer different types of snorkeling such as drift or night snorkeling, adding ...
Want the feel of an isolated tropical island that is only minutes away from the city? Arashi beach is located on the northwestern tip of Aruba and is less than 10 minutes from the nearest bus station. This beach purposely has limited facilities, nothing more than beach huts (palapas) for some shade, to allow its visitors an escape into a truly remote, private snorkeling getaway.  Before you even set foot in the water you will be breath taken by the beautiful powder sand beach which extends for miles and the gentle, lush turquoise water.  While the beach alone is enough to draw travel...
A frequent debate among snorkelers is whether or not to buy your own gear or simply rent it wherever you are going snorkeling; there are benefits to doing either. A big determining factor on whether or not to buy your own gear is thinking how frequently you plan on snorkeling.  An advantage to renting your gear is not having to take all your own gear with you everywhere you go, and to just drop it off at the rental shop once you are done.  Most snorkeling places will offer rental gear, but it is important to keep in mind on how worn the gear is and how well it has been cleaned in-bet...
If you are an avid lover of the ocean or marine life or are just curious about it then you simply must take up snorkeling as a hobby. Snorkeling allows you to see an underwater world completely unique and isolated from our own.  Unlike SCUBA diving, you do not need an entire setup of gear. A mask, snorkel, set of fins, and snorkeling vest are all basic gear you will need. If you do not have all your own gear before vacation no worries, nearly every snorkeling location you will visit offers rentals on everything you will need for a great snorkeling experience. Snorkeling is appropriate for...
                Fins themselves come in two traditional blade styles: a split or paddle blade. Both styles have pros and cons to them with distinct characteristics. A split blade is a more novice blade for a snorkeler in a sense. These fins allow water to pass through the split in the blade on your upward fin stroke, causing less resistance and more propulsion. This compensates for incorrect kicking techniques which make split blade fins ideal for beginners; you won’t waste all your energy and attention on kicking and c...
The other option of snorkeling fin-wear is closed heel fins. These fins differ than open heel in that the fin silicone extends to completely surround your foot and heel, which makes the foot pocket much smaller than the open heel fins. Because of this, socks are not able to be worn with the fins which leave them a popular option typically reserved for warmer waters. Since full foot fins do not have adjustable straps, it is very important to get the proper size for your foot. The fin should not be able to wiggle around on your foot but also should not be too tight to where it may cause cramping...
    Deans Blue Hole, extending down to a vast 663ft, is thought to be the world’s deepest ocean blue hole.  Dean’s Blue Hole is located on the tropical Long Island of the Bahamas and is truly a place of wonder for snorkelers and scientists  like.  Once you enter the shallow waters off the white sand beach, only about 5 ft., you are just a few kick strokes away from the drop-off.  The Hole is almost completely surround by cliffs bases which keeps currents out and makes for easy, relaxing snorkeling. The hold itself is not the only attraction here though, keep you...
Fins are an essential part of comfortable snorkeling or diving; they work with your legs muscles to push you through the water with ease and comfort while using the least amount of energy possible. As with any other piece of equipment, fit and comfort are the top priorities when choosing your fins. The sizes of today’s fin blades are typically larger to provide maximum power with minimal effort but various sizes are available to meet an individual’s size needs. The fins themselves come with varying designs of slits and vents on the blade to channel water different ways and enhance their perfor...
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There are two types of fins, open heel (pocket) fins and closed heel fins. Open heel fins are the more popular fin design of the two. These fins slide right over your foot and have an adjustable fin strap that tightly secures your foot in the pocket. With the open heel fins you will have to wear lycra or the 3mm socks which are made to fit snugly inside the foot pocket. Wearing the socks with your open heel fins is helpful in keeping your feet warm while in the water and also keeps your heels from rubbing against the heel strap, which can lead to blistering and ruin your snorkeling experience....
The Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (hoo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-poo-ah-ah), or the shortened Humhumu, is the official state fish of Hawaiian and is also known as the reef or wedge-tail triggerfish. The Humuhumunukunukuapuaa’s name, translated to mean “the triggerfish with a pig snout”, is earned from its oddly shaped face and sound it makes. Along with having an odd name, this little fish has many interesting characteristics to go along with it. The humuhumu’s oddly shaped snout and teeth are the reason it can make its strange grunting “pig-like” noises, which are believed to help alert other hu...
  Chankanaab is one of the biggest attractions in Cozumel. This park has so much to offer in terms of snorkeling and experiencing marine life. There are large coral reefs resting under just a few feet of crystal clear water, allowing snorkelers to easily see all the reefs details. There are underwater statues throughout the park and are popular photo spots as well. The waters here are warm, calm, and full of marine life; most of the fish here are accustom to snorkelers and will swim near you. In addition to snorkeling, Chankanaab offers visitors the chance to interact and sea lions, mana...
  There are several excellent snorkeling locations throughout the Bimini Islands with many spectacular sights to offer.  There are several shallow coral reef formations along the islands which house a large spectrum of underwater life, including  pods friendly and playful spotted dolphins. The dolphins here are known to frequently swim and interact with snorkelers, making for an unforgettable experience! In other areas of the Biminis you have to luxury of snorkeling over shallow wrecks, including the S.S. Sapona which lies only 14 ft under the surface.    Google
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