Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Waterproof

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Steve Miller once proclaimed “everything’s better when wet,” (see “Jungle Love”), and, as snorkeling enthusiasts, we’d have to agree. Except when it comes to computers.

Now, due in no doubt to the overwhelming demand (what’s the text format for sarcasm?) for a tablet you can take underwater, we’ve got this.

Snorkel Bob Rages Against the Machine

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

We all love reef fish. But most prefer to see them in the ocean, not in a fish tank. But a big retailer has another take on things, and that’s got Snorkel Bob hot under the collar, so the speak.

Snorkeling Safety

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Avid snorkelers know the importance of safety when snorkeling. Part of that is protecting your body and being mindful of your surroundings.

Do we need to go over the rules again?

Saving Coral Reefs

Friday, September 9th, 2011

If you enjoy snorkeling, you know how important it is to help preserve coral reefs.

Among the basic rules of snorkeling safety is being aware of your surroundings – and that includes respecting the reef.

We like to hear about the good work people like Reef Check are doing – like this project in Haiti.

Snorkeling Back in Time

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

We’re always looking for a new, exciting snorkeling experience.

This sounds like just what we’re after: an underwater archeological park in the Bay of Naples.

Roman ruins and snorkeling – what a great combination.  We can’t wait to try it!

Left Behind

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Remember that movie Open Water? The one about scuba divers left behind by a careless dive operator? The one where, you know, they get eaten by sharks?

Well, this snorkeling tourist was left behind on an Australian snorkeling outing, but he met with a happier ending.

Where to Snorkel

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

If you need an excuse to go snorkeling in new places more often, you can blame it on divecaching – an underwater update to the geocaching fad of a few years ago.

Read all about it!

Thing to do in Denver when you snorkel

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Denver may not be the best place for snorkeling – it hasn’t made our Snorkeling Destinations page (yet) – but we were intrigued to learn that you can snorkel at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver.

You can get up close and swim with a 400 lb. Queensland Grouper, Moray Eels and Nurse Sharks and many other undersea creatures.

Next time we’re in Denver, we’re going to the Downtown Aquarium!

Lionfish Invasion

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

A couple of years ago, we posted about Lionfish invading the Florida Keys.

We were reminded of that as we read this post about Lionfish in Belize.

Lovely though these fish may be, it seems they are quite the peril…

Have you seen any Lionfish recently? When and where?

Reef Building

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

An artificial reef designed for snorkeling is under construction in the waters off of Pensacola Beach. Several reef modules are being installed about 450 feet into the Gulf, just east of the Portofino Resort. Construction should be finished in a few days, weather permitting. This site will be a nice addition to the snorkeling scene in this part of Florida.