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It’s an old battle – the push and pull between development and conservation.
Mexico’s Baja region may be in for a shock as plans for major resort development take shape.
This area is among our many favorite places to snorkel – we’d love to see more nice places to stay, but not at the expense of the natural beauty of the area.
We’re starting to think about where we might like to go for a snorkeling vacation later this year. Should we go someplace totally new to us? Seek out an under-the-radar, exotic locale? Revisit an old favorite?
As we begin to assemble our list of contenders, Hawaii comes to mind. Though we’ve snorkeled a few idyllic spots in the Hawaiian Islands, we’ve never spent much time around Waikiki.
We all know the basics of snorkeling safety, don’t we?
Being mindful of your surroundings at all times is of paramount importance.
We don’t know if this snorkeler had floated a diver-down flag when he was struck by a 25-foot boat in a hit and run accident recently. But it’s a good idea to use a diver-down flag (whether its legally required or not) so you’ll be easier to spot in the water.
They’ve managed to cap the oil well that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the gulf, but the tourism industry has yet to recover.
CNN Money highlights the problems businesses in Destin, FL are facing – including a snorkeling business that’s been hit hard.
I often think of the spectacular vistas snorkelers can experience as a feast for the eyes.
When you combine snorkeling with scalloping, you can get a feast of an entirely different order.
The name Michigan is derived, after all, from the Ojibwe word mishigama, meaning “large lake.”
Michigan borders four of the Great Lakes, and there are more than 11,000 inland lakes.
Bottom line: Michigan is a great spot for freshwater snorkeling.
There’s an interesting article by Eric Sharp in the Detroit Free Press about some of the snorkeling opportunities to be had in Michigan. Well worth a read!
While snorkeling for a living may seem like a dream job, safety should always be your first priority – there may be some unexpected hazards in the workplace!
Consider the story of the central Florida man who was snorkeling in a nature park – just another day in the office for this environmental services monitor – when he was “nailed in the neck” by an 11 1/2-foot, 525-pound alligator.
The man suffered a broken jaw but is expected to recover.