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11 Luxurious Vacation Ideas for the Entire Family

Family trips allow members to spend time and make memories together outside their scheduled daily lives. The pandemic shut down global borders and not only limited travel from place to place, but also confined many to staying home. Over the last year, family gatherings have been limited to video calls or virtual hangouts and many…

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October 25, 2021

Top Ten Amazing Snorkeling Destinations Around The World – YOU MUST VISIT!

Earth is known as the blue planet for a reason. Its vast bodies of water are home to the most breathtaking coral reefs filled with millions of marine life which take up more than 70 percent of its surface. With up to 80 percent of life living in the oceans, it is certain that you…

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May 24, 2021

Been a while since you snorkeled? Here’s a refresher.

Aloha friends! The other day, I had a chance to run down to the ocean from our upcountry home and take a dip in the ocean. As usual, I had my snorkel gear so I cruised the south reef off of our home beach, Maluaka. I love this reef and have learned just about every…

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October 1, 2020

What You Can Do For The Ocean

I have lived close to the water all of my life. I remember the first time I ventured inland with my family when I was a kid. We went to see our cousins that lived on the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range, east of Seattle. I distinctly remember the feeling of, “Whoa… there’s…

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June 8, 2020

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Valentine’s Day in Paradise

For those lucky enough to find themselves wandering down a perfect beach on the Island of Maui around mid-February, there’s a tendency to think, “This place is romantic enough.” After all, there’s whales breaching everywhere, the air is warm and your boss is a few thousands miles away. Those who are thinking this are often…

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February 12, 2020

The Harsh Truth About Coral Reefs in Maui

When you think about coral reefs, do bright and vibrant colors come to mind? Chances are, the answer is yes, and you aren’t wrong at all. However, the coral reefs of Maui are quite different and sport more earthy colors. Some tourists think that these are dead coral reefs, but they are actually quite healthy…

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January 2, 2020

Maui Whale Watching Tips for the Upcoming Season

One of Hawaii’s larger islands, Maui, is a premier location for snorkeling. You can see a plethora of colorful fish and exciting aquatic life that you have likely only seen in photos. Perhaps you have seen a live whale before, but you probably haven’t seen them Maui style! With whale watching season fast approaching, here…

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December 26, 2019

7 Hidden Secrets of Maui That You Need to Know!

When it comes to enjoying the island of Maui, there are definitely many great attractions for you to choose from. Whether you want to soak up the sun on one of several beaches or experience the local culture, you can’t really go wrong. Nonetheless, you can guarantee a great vacation by learning about the island’s…

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December 19, 2019

What is the Best Food in Maui to Eat on Vacation?

The tropical island of Maui is home to some wonderful sights and is a premier destination for ultimate relaxation. Many come here for the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, which make them great for swimming and water sports like snorkeling. The laid back island of Maui is also a great spot to taste all…

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December 12, 2019

Differences Between a Dry Snorkel Tube and Semi Dry Snorkels

Did you know that the breathing tube on your snorkeling mask is actually made in different styles? Two popular styles include the dry snorkel and a semi dry snorkel. Both are fantastic for keeping water out of your mask, but they are both used quite differently. Depending on how you want to snorkel, you’ll want…

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December 5, 2019

Simple and Effective Underwater Camera Care

The greatest part about snorkeling is all the beautiful water creatures you’ll see. You can keep this memory in your head, but you can also take a picture and have a physical reminder forever. Because you’re going in the water, you will still need to practice care for you underwater camera. Fortunately, we’ve got some…

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November 28, 2019

7 Beginner Swimming Tips for Snorkeling

Snorkeling is an incredible adventure everyone should get to experience one day! Because you need to be in the water to snorkel, you might be hesitant if you aren’t a strong swimmer. There are several useful things you can do to improve your swimming skills. Here are seven swimming tips you should remember for you…

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November 21, 2019