What to bring when Travelling to snorkeling?

Do snorkeling tours provide gear?

Most, if not all, Hawaii snorkel tour companies provide complimentary use of snorkel gear. In our experience, the equipment quality on snorkel tours has been very good. Most even offer masks with prescription lens.

What is the best color to wear when snorkeling?

Many factors determine the contrast-ability of your equipment, such as time of day, quality of water, shadows across the water, etc. For the most part, the lighter your gear the more contrast it will have. If you are wanting to blend in, blue or black would probably be your best bet.

What should you not do while snorkeling?

Do not touch corals, fish or turtles. The only thing you can touch safely is sand and rock and water (that means with your fins also). Read our snorkeling etiquette page for learning how to develop skills for taking a break in the water without having to stand. Don’t use harmful sunscreen.

What is the disadvantage of snorkeling?

Keeping water out of your snorkel is very important. Breathing in water can cause choking and other problems. Drowning is a danger when snorkeling. Taking time to learn snorkeling before you go on vacation will also allow you to test equipment.

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Do you need swimsuit for snorkeling?

In terms of the norm, it would be perfectly acceptable to wear your regular swimsuit when you go snorkeling. And it’s also acceptable (and normal, especially for kids who are snorkeling) to wear more than just a regular swimsuit.

How do you pack fins on a carry on?

Simply screw the fin blades off and put them in your large suitcase (if they fit!). This is an option, if you don’t mind the hassle of playing ‘fin tetris’ – trying to fit 30-inch long blades into a suitcase that wasn’t built for it. Most long freediving fins will struggle to fit in your average suitcase.

Can you return snorkel gear?

Bathing suits, mouth pieces, and snorkels are items of personal hygiene and for health reasons may not be returned once used or worn. Items that have never been worn or used in original packaging or with original tags attached are never a problem to return.