Choosing Snorkeling Fins

Fins

How to choose and use fins In previous posts we’ve looked at choosing a mask and choosing a snorkel. In this post I’d like to focus on choosing snorkeling fins. While you can easily snorkel without a pair of fins they are very useful for swimming long distances, swimming fast, swimming into currents and swimming underwater. There are dozens of different makes and models on the market. Ignoring most of Read More …

Avoiding Seasickness

Tips for avoiding seasickness What is seasickness? Misery and discomfort, often including vomiting associated with the motion of a ship or boat. Motion sickness is the same condition caused by other vehicles such as cars, planes, fairground rides or even elevators. It’s not a sickness as in a disease but rather a normal reaction in an otherwise healthy person. What causes se sickness? A mismatch of motion signal inputs in Read More …

Caring for snorkeling gear

Defog your mask

Caring for snorkeling gear Your snorkeling equipment will probably come with the manufacturers advise for care and maintenance and you should follow that. Below are some general guidelines on caring for snorkeling gear to help extend the life of your equipment. Before you use your new mask for the first time it’s necessary to remove a thin layer of silicone off the mask lens which is left over from the Read More …

Choosing a snorkel mask

Mask

Choosing a snorkel mask Choosing a snorkel mask is essential to an enjoyable snorkeling experience. Without a mask the underwater world will look decidedly blurry (unless you were raised as a Moken sea gypsy who’s eyes have adapted to underwater vision). A mask should be comfortable, should offer clear vision and should not leak. If it does any of these things it will be at best a minor annoyance and Read More …

Thailand Snorkeling FAQ part 2

Q. When is the best time of year to snorkel in Thailand? On the Andaman Sea side of Thailand’s west coast the best season for snorkeling is Nov – May. From June – October you can still do excellent snorkeling at Racha Yai, Phi Phi and Koh Kai but the Similan and Surin National Marine Parks are closed to tour boats. Q. Which type of snorkeling boat? We mainly offer Read More …

Thailand Snorkeling FAQ Part 1

whale shark

Q. Where is the best place to snorkel in Thailand? The Similan Islands has the clearest water, the biggest fish and the largest schools of fish. This is the closest you can get to being inside an aquarium. Turtles are common here. The Surin Islands are less visited than the Similan Islands and the hard corals are better. Reefs are shallower too so it’s ideal for snorkeling. Phi Phi Islands has a huge Read More …