Water Sports

Water Sports

Plan Your Next Water Sports Adventure

Looking for a fun way to stay active during the summer? Here at Active Weekender we think that water sports offer the best activities when it comes to keeping cool while staying active.

From low key fun like snorkeling to adrenaline-packed wakeboarding sessions, we’ve got something for everyone. 

Check out our guides and resources below to get tips on water-based fun that will get your heart pumping. From beginners to more advanced skill levels, we’ve got you covered.

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Why Are Wetsuits Black?

Wetsuits offer protection for a variety of activities or sporting competitions. They are often worn by people that spend a considerable amount of time in the water. People that have little to no experience with purchasing or wearing wetsuits may wonder why they are black. Some athletes may wonder, “Why are wetsuits usually black?”   Learn

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Is Scuba Diving Expensive? (2021 Cost Estimates)

If you are interested in learning how to scuba dive, you might be wondering how much it costs as a hobby. Scuba diving opens you up to all kinds of new experiences. There truly is no experience quite like it. However, scuba diving has a reputation as a pricey activity with lots of ongoing costs. 

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What Does A Diver Down Flag Look Like?

When it comes to the ocean, safety matters. Whether you’re fishing or cruising near the shore, you’ll need to keep an eye out for divers in the area. Understandably, it isn’t easy to spot divers–or even snorkelers. Even if they’re exploring the depths near a boat, accidents can still happen. Ocean-Bound Safety: Hazard Gear This

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DIY Homemade Pool Clarifiers

A nice cold swim on a summer afternoon sounds like an activity many would enjoy. If you try closing your eyes and imagine a pool, you will most likely picture a clean swimming pool. Nobody likes swimming in a cloudy pool as it is unpleasant to look at and definitely not healthy. Cleaning your pool

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Intro To Windsurfing: What You Need To Know

Windsurfing has a name that sums itself up well. Maybe you have never surfed a wave, but surely you can imagine the excitement of riding a tiny craft skimming the surface of the water driven along by a natural, noiseless energy. Just trade the wave with a windsail and use the wind for that natural

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How To Swim Sidestroke (Tips, Techniques & Drills)

Learning to swim includes becoming familiar with many different swimming styles. These have different uses and benefits, such as in emergencies, leisure, and exercise.  Certain swimming styles are especially important for practical and even life-saving applications. You may have heard of the sidestroke and its uses in emergencies. This useful swim style makes it easier

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12 Awesome Kneeboarding Tricks Explained

If you are just becoming familiar with kneeboarding, you might wonder what tricks you can do with the sport — or if it’s even possible while kneeling in the water. Here is everything you need to know about kneeboarding tricks.  What Is Kneeboarding?  Kneeboarding is a water sport wherein you ride behind a boat by

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Kneeboarding Vs. Wakeboarding: What’s The Difference?

If you are just beginning to get into the world of water sports, you have probably heard about kneeboarding and wakeboarding. The two sports might seem similar at first, so it is easy to get confused. However, as you come to learn more about them, you’ll learn that they actually have important and distinct differences. 

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Kneeboard Buying Guide: Finding The Best Kneeboard For Beginners (2021)

If you have a passion for water sports, then you might consider starting knee-boarding as a hobby. Besides being more fun than other water activities, this sport helps you achieve better control, balance, strength, and endurance. However, you will be required to have the right kneeboard for this activity. Kneeboards are quite a lot in

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Types of Swimming Strokes and Styles

With water covering three-quarters of the globe we live on; it would seem to behoove us to at some point in our lives to learn how to swim.  Indeed, there is a myriad of reasons why you might want to learn swimming skills, and a partial list of those reasons includes lakes, hotel swimming pools,

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Butterfly vs Breaststroke: What’s The Difference?

On the surface, the breaststroke and butterfly look like they have similar mechanics. Both strokes require the bringing forward of the arms in an arcing motion and a flexed knee kick of the legs. They’re also based on forward propulsion and require the lifting of the head out of the water at a specific point

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Pool Flocculant Basics: What You Should Know

A pool is a great place to relax, especially when it’s hot. But what happens when it becomes cloudy and you want to have a swimming session as soon as possible? Or when you have just planned an outdoor party with your friends only to realize your pool is full of algae?  The answer is,

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Why Do Scuba Divers Dive Backwards?

Scuba diving is a super fun sport that can allow you the ability to see the underwater world that many people never have the opportunity to see in all its glory. That being said, scuba diving can also be incredibly dangerous and difficult, especially if you are not taking the right precautions. And have you

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How to Tread Water (Techniques, Exercises, and Drills)

Being in the water can be a lot of fun, as long as you know how to swim or stay in a shallow area. Most everyone feels comfortable in the water as long as their feet can touch the bottom and their head is sufficiently out of the water. However, there may be times you

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Breaststroke vs Freestyle: What’s The Difference?

Breaststroke and freestyle are two popular swimming strokes. Swimming has a lot of benefits and each stroke also has its own unique benefits.  Below we’ll cover the differences between these two popular swimming strokes.  What Is Freestyle Swimming? Freestyle is one of the most common types of swimming strokes. This swimming technique is often seen

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What Is Sculling Swimming? (And How To Do It?)

Sculling is a technique to help swimmers improve form and build strength. Using this technique, swimmers can feel the water and focus on the pitch of their hands in the water. Sculling is similar to rowing. In rowing, the paddle is in the water and it turns, stops, and drives the boat. In swimming, the

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Can You Open Your Eyes In The Ocean?

If you live in an area where it’s 40 degrees or colder for about half the year, you usually want to enjoy the outdoors without shivering while you can. If you love the water, you especially welcome the thought of swimming if it’s now the middle of summer and at least 90 degrees outside. What’s

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Jet Skiing: A Comprehensive Overview for Beginners

Jet skiing is a high-octane water sport that looks a lot lazier than it is in its modern inception. Though many people today know the sit-and-ride version of this favorite craft as the most common type of “jet ski,” the original water jet ski was actually a stand-up model invented by Clayton Jacobson. Jet Ski

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Stand-Up Jet Skis: Everything You Need To Know

The first successful consumer jet ski was a stand-up model by Kawasaki actually called the Jet Ski. (This is where we get the generic term “jet ski” for all personal watercraft.) Today, sit-down models of personal watercraft (PWC), which carry more people and have more room to relax, outsell stand-ups by a wide margin. But

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Jet Ski Price: How Much Is A Jet Ski? (2021 Cost)

Considering buying a jet ski? If so, you might be wondering how much it will cost to make that dream come true. The answer is, it depends. Personal watercraft, or PWC (the generic term for jet ski) run the gamut in terms of utility and capability. What you want to do with your jet ski

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The Ultimate Jet Ski Stand Buying Guide (2021)

When you decide to buy a jet ski, picking out the craft itself is the fun part. Unfortunately, it is not the only purchasing decision you’ll have to make. A personal watercraft (PWC) requires several accessories just for everyday upkeep. First things first, you’re going to need someplace to put it. How to Store a

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Jet Ski Boat: What You Should Know

There are few things better than cruising crystal clear waters on a hot sunny day. It’s great on a jet ski, and even better on a jet ski that gives  you more space to chill out and relax. Jet ski boats are unique accessories that put a twist on the standard jet ski. These converters

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Jet Ski Riding: How To Ride A Jet Ski

Exploring the water from the back of a personal watercraft (PWC) is a classic summer activity many people look forward to (or look forward to trying) each year. With the proliferation of rental companies at many of the world’s top beaches, getting on a jet ski is fairly easy to do. If you’ve never ridden

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Kayak Life Jacket Laws By State [All 50 States]

Venturing out on a kayak is one of the most fun ways to explore nature. If you’re ready for a new adventure on a kayak but aren’t sure if you need a life preserver on board, you’re not alone. All fifty states in the U.S. have different laws regarding life jackets.  Wearing a personal flotation

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How Long Should A Canoe Paddle Be?

Canoe paddling is a calming and meditative sport. And depending on where you choose to do it, it can also be exhilarating. It’s got other health benefits, too, such as providing a cardio workout and improving muscle strength. But have you ever used a paddle that’s too long or too short? It’s a whole new

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How Many People Can Fit In A Canoe?

There are several ways to figure out the number of persons that can fit a canoe at any one time.  For most of the canoes in the market, the manufacturer usually provides the maximum number of passengers. Although the majority of them hold a maximum of two people, it isn’t rare to find some with

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What Size Kayak Do I Need?

Kayaking ranks high on the list of the most satisfying and enjoyable leisure activities around. It’s highly addictive, whether you’re doing it for fun, touring or fishing, spending relaxed weekends on the lake with family and friends, or getting your adrenaline pumping by beating whitewater rapids. Owning your kayak can be a thrilling thought. However,

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What Is Flatwater Kayaking?

Flatwater kayaking is the simplest and most common type of kayaking.  It can occur on any smooth body of water without waves or harsh currents. It’s an easy-going approach to kayaking that’s enjoyable for both beginners and experienced kayakers looking for a relaxing day. This type of kayaking is mainly done on small bodies of

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How Do Jet Skis Work?

While most jet ski riders are content to just enjoy the speed and leisure offered by a jet ski without needing to know how the magic happens, those with an affection for physics might wonder at some point during their ride “How do jet skis work exactly?” Like a boat, a jet ski, or PWC

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Jet Ski Clothing: What To Wear Jet Skiing

Riding a jet ski is a favorite activity for many water sports enthusiasts. Hitting the waves and gliding across the water at rapid speeds brings a shot of adrenaline for anyone onboard.  You can ride a jet ski on any large body of water, whether it’s an ocean, lake, or large river. Where and when

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Buying A Jet Ski: Is It Worth It? 

Have you tried jet skiing and fell in love with the sport? Maybe after renting a few times, you’re starting to wonder if it’s time to finally make a big purchase. But is buying a personal watercraft (PWC) worth it? Should you take the plunge and invest in your very own jet ski, available for

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How Much Does A Jet Ski Weigh?

Whether you have a jet ski that needs to be towed or are thinking about how a new jet ski might handle on the water, knowing your jet ski weight is of importance to all jet ski owners. Along with the weight of your jet ski, it is essential to understand both how much weight its

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Winterizing A Jet Ski: What You Should Know

Riding a jet ski (personal watercraft, PWC) is an exciting pastime for many people during the spring or summer months. You can even ride in the fall and winter if you’re feeling ambitious and wear the right clothes. But, if you live in a state where temperatures drop drastically in the winter, you’ll need to

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Florida Kayaking Laws (What You Should Know)

Florida is known for its water sports more than almost any other recreational activity. The state is home to more than 1,000 miles of coastline. It’s the perfect place for beach lovers, boaters, and kayakers alike.  Before taking your kayak out on the water, it’s important to understand the laws for owning and operating a

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What Is A Scanoe?

Made by Coleman, the Scanoe is a skiff and canoe hybrid. A Scanoe is broader than a typical canoe and boasts a square back to mount a trolling motor. Be wary when seeking out a Scanoe, as they are often imitated, but never duplicated. The original Coleman Scanoe is the real deal. Buying a Scanoe

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Types Of Canoes (Beginner’s Guide)

When you think of canoes, you may be only thinking of the one you used a few summers ago when exploring the great outdoors with your family.  However, there are a wide variety of canoes. Canoes can vary in material, construction style, and seating capacities.  This article will cover the different types of canoe materials,

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Do Kayaks Have Weight Limits? (What You Should Know)

You’re looking at kayaks, and you didn’t realize how much there is to consider before you make a decision. There’s a lot to consider before making a final selection. Whether you want a kayak for family fun or want to go fishing – there’s a kayak that will meet your needs. You’ll find below a

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Do You Have To Register A Kayak Or Inflatable Kayak?

Ah, nature. There’s nothing like a kayak for getting away from the modern world. You can slide into your favorite waterway and find serenity communing with the outdoors. Who doesn’t enjoy the zen-like lapping of the water and scanning the horizon for elegant wildlife? But wait…you might have to fill out some forms first.  Yes,

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Ohio Kayak Laws (What You Should Know)

Ohio is a water sports haven, owing to its Midwestern location among the Great Lakes of the United States. There are over 3,300 rivers and streams and more than 60,000 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs in the Great State of Ohio. The Ohio River forms the state’s southern border and takes up at least three-quarters of

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How Old Do You Have To Be To Drive A Jet Ski?

Riding a jet ski on a pristine lake is one of the best ways to enjoy the water on vacation. Families often bring their kids along on these trips, which raises the question, how old do you have to be to drive a jet ski or personal watercraft (PWC)? Although jet skiing is an activity

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Flying On A Jet Ski: Three Ways To Get In The Air

Freestyle jet skiers know you don’t need any extra equipment to make a jet ski fly. Performance jet skis are designed for trick-riding – jumping, flipping, and skimming the waves. But that takes a lot of skill, and, let’s face it, most of us aren’t that committed. We just want a chill afternoon on the

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Jet Ski Brands (A Short History of Jet Skis)

As a hot sporting commodity (and pricey product with a decent profit margin), jet skis have blipped the radar of many a major brand over the years. Some of the most popular auto and recreational vehicle manufacturers in the world have thrown their hats into the ring and built their own personal watercraft (PWC). But,

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What Is The Most Reliable Jet Ski?

Nobody wants a great day out on the water ruined by mechanical problems that require an expensive visit to the mechanic. Reliability is a key aspect of a jet ski, just as important as its top speed or the way it looks. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best jet

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Awesome Freestyle Jet Ski Tricks (For Experienced Riders)

There are few things more mesmerizing on the water than a supercharged jet ski tearing up the surf. Unlike boats, which are somewhat staid by comparison, jet skis are rebellious on the water, offering loads of potential fun if you develop the skills (and nerve) to ride freestyle. While not every jet ski can perform

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Sea Doo vs. Yamaha Waverunner vs. Kawasaki Jet Ski

The three major brands of personal watercraft (PWC), these companies make up the vast majority of the market. Sea-Doo PWCs represent over half of all jet skis sold, Yamaha Waverunners take second place, and Kawasaki, with their limited Jet Ski line-up, comes in third.  How can you decide on the right jet ski for you?

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How To Get Sand Out Of Shoes After A Day At The Beach

After a long-awaited trip to the beach, it can feel like you have annoying little grains of sand stuck in every item you brought with you! Fortunately, we know some of the most productive ways to get sand out of shoes, towels, clothing, bags, and any other items that became casualties.  While we’ll focus on

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Oar vs Paddle: What’s The Difference

If you’ve been hanging out with other water sports enthusiasts, then you’ve probably noticed that people use the words “oar” and “paddle” interchangeably.  But are a paddle and an oar the same thing? Or are they different from one another? The truth is that they are not the same and have some distinct differences. The

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Get a Triathlon Watch. Your PR is Waiting!

If you’re reading this, chances are you have already crushed a few hills and swam plenty of laps. You’re ready to take the next step and milk the most out of your multi-sport training. Keep your eyes on the sweet prize of crossing the finish line as you browse the triathlon watch options, while keeping

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What Is Snuba? Is it Worth Doing?

Snuba, as the portmanteau implies, is a fusion of snorkeling and scuba diving. In snuba, a diver uses an air cylinder and a regulator to breathe under the water. This makes snuba more closely related to scuba diving than to snorkeling, but it does have some commonalities with both forms of underwater exploration. What is

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Best Kayak Lights For Night Paddling (2020)

Exploring the water in a kayak gives a sense of peace and serenity and doing so in the dusk or dawn, or even overnight, can really enhance the experience.  Wildlife is more likely to be active at these times, the weather is cooler, and the world is more quiet. Safety is key when kayaking, especially

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Do You Need A License To Drive A Boat? (Laws For All 50 States)

Whether you’re planning on going swimming out in the lake, doing some fishing, or just joyriding in the water, you might be wondering if you need a license to drive that boat. The truth is the that boating laws vary from one state to the next. So, whether you’re interesting in the laws of your

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What Is Snorkeling?

Snorkeling is the act of using a snorkel to breathe underwater. That’s literally the only requirement. You don’t need a mask, you don’t need fins. If you are breathing through a snorkel, you’re snorkeling. However, many people think of snorkeling as the full-on gearing up that allows you to comfortably (and safely) float through the

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How Does A Snorkel Work?

A snorkel is a tube with a mouthpiece designed for breathing underwater. When worn properly, a snorkel keeps water out of a snorkeler’s mouth and air flowing in, allowing the person to breathe without surfacing for air. How Snorkels Work At the most basic level, snorkels work by creating a path from a snorkeler’s mouth

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Should You Buy A Used Paddle Board?

So, you’ve decided to make this the year that you try stand up paddle boarding and you’re shopping around for a SUP. But, the prices are bit more than you’d like to pay, so you might be wondering about buying used paddle boards. Is it a good idea to buy a used stand up paddle

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Safe & Secure Stand Up Paddle Board Storage Ideas (2021)

When you’re not using your paddle board, you might be tempted to just lean it in the corner of your garage or spare room. While that might seem like a smart idea, it’s really not and it may damage your SUP. You’ve probably spent a fair amount on your paddle board, so protect that investment

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Snorkeling With Glasses (How To Do It)

If you wear glasses, it can make diving in for a quick snorkel a little more complicated. Snorkeling involves a mask, you definitely need said mask, and simply wearing your glasses underneath it is, generally speaking, not the best idea for a few reasons. First, your snorkel mask may not have the space for your

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What To Wear Snorkeling (How to Dress for Safety and Comfort)

When you go snorkeling, there are a couple of things you’ll definitely have on – a snorkel, which allows you to breathe underwater, and a snorkel mask, which allows you to see underwater. Fins are also a very common snorkel accessory that helps propel you through the water and that most snorkelers choose to wear.

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How To Store Your Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

When you’re not using your inflatable paddle board, you might be tempted to leave it blown up on a rack or leaning up against a wall. This is definitely not the proper way to store your iSUP, even if it’s only for a short period of time. It doesn’t matter if you’re putting it away

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Don’t Paddle Board Without These 14 Must Have SUP Accessories

Stand up paddle boarding is an awesome way to spend an afternoon on the water, but you can make that experience even better with the right accessories. So, if you’re looking to expand beyond that leash and paddle, then let us share some of our favorite SUP accessories. With these, your paddling adventures will become

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7 Snorkeling Tips For A Safe And Satisfying Snorkel Adventure

Snorkeling is a water-based activity almost anyone can do. It doesn’t require any special abilities or training. In shallow, well-protected waters, it doesn’t even require the ability to swim. (Though, it does help!) For the most part, if you can breathe, you can snorkel. Just because snorkeling is easy, though, doesn’t mean it can’t be

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5 Gorgeous Snorkeling Spots in Kauai (and 2 You Should Skip)

Of the big four islands in Hawaii – the Big Island, Oahu, Maui and Kauai – Kauai gets the fewest number of visitors each year. Averaging just over 100,000 tourists per month, it’s graced by only a quarter the number of visitors of Oahu and less than half the visitors of Maui. That limited tourism

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Snorkeling vs Scuba Diving: An In-Depth Comparison

Snorkeling and scuba diving might seem like similar activities. And, in some ways, they are. Both sports are about exploring worlds beneath water, and both use breathing apparatuses to make that possible. However, there are major differences between snorkeling and scuba as well, from how you breathe to how much training you need to do

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Molokini Crater

Molokini Snorkeling: The Best Snorkeling Hawaii Has To Offer

The best spot for snorkeling in Hawaii isn’t on one of its islands. It’s in a caldera off the southwestern coast of Maui. Molokini is a crescent or moon-shaped formation often referred to as a small island. But, technically, it isn’t. What you see jutting out of the ocean from Maui’s shores is the ridge

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Honolua Bay in Maui Hawaii

Best Snorkeling Spots in Maui (After Molokini Crater)

Maui, Hawaii has some of the most rugged, most alluring ocean scenery in the world. And some of the most active ocean wildlife. The last time we were in Maui, we saw whales, dolphins and schools of fish swimming just off shore, crabs crawling over the lava rocks, and turtles out sunning on the beach.

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Can You Get A DUI On A Kayak?

Do you pack a six pack of beer in your dry bag when you’re heading out on the lake or river with your kayak? And are you ever worried about getting ticketed for a DUI (driving under the influence) if you drink a little too much? I know, it’s sounds crazy right? If you can’t

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How Long Does It Take To Swim A Mile?

If you’ve started doing some swim training, the you might be focused on your mile time. You’re probably wondering what’s a good one-mile swim time in freestyle. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned swimmer, we’ve got some data to share with you so you can see if you’re a fast swimmer, an average swimmer,

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Last Minute Shopper? These Make Awesome Gifts For Outdoorsy People

Got someone active and outdoorsy on your gift shopping list? Whether you’re shopping for a mountain biking enthusiasts or a snowshoer, there are a few gift options out there that are perfect for all outdoor lovers. It doesn’t matter the occasion – Christmas, birthdays, or some other special day – the gift ideas below are

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How To Identify A Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth Snakes)

There are many people out there that erroneously assume every swimming or water snake is a water moccasin. Nothing could actually be further from the truth. In fact, most snakes can technically swim, even those you might not think could like the diamond head rattlesnake. And in the places where water moccasins actually live and

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Get Your Dog Boat-Ready With These Easy Steps

There’s pretty much nothing cuter than spotting an adorable doggo out on the water with his or her owners for a boat day. But, you need the proper preparation if you’re going to bring your own furry friend out on the water. If you’re not sure how your dog feels about the water, don’t make

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The Benefits of Swim Training During Off-Season

Staying motivated to swim during the off-season isn’t exactly a walk in the park. You have to brave the uncomfortable feeling that comes with not having a routine and set reasonable goals that work for you. While taking a break from swimming will help to refresh the body and the mind, it shouldn’t go past

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What To Wear Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing water sports one can pursue. Whether at a beach, lake or some other popular waterway, stand up paddle boarding is a great way to commune with the water, get a little exercise and sun, and just melt the cares of the day away.

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Why Does Swimming Make You So Hungry?

Swimming, much like all other water activities, is a fun and refreshing pursuit—an activity enjoyed by millions of people the world over. Swimming is also a competitive sport that boasts some of the leanest and greatest athletes of our time. A great aerobic activity, swimming is a great way to get some much-needed exercise and

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SUP Surfing: Get The Right Paddle Board For The Waves

You’re feeling confident on your stand up paddle board in the rivers and lakes, so it’s time to conquer some waves. Whether you’re looking to master small waves or bigger ones, there are plenty of SUPs that are designed for wave riders like you. For the best paddle surfing experience, you need a paddleboard that

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Best SUP For Big Guys (and Ladies, Too!)

Stand up paddle boarding isn’t just for people who are fit and at their ideal weight. In fact, people of all sizes and weights can enjoy taking the SUP out on the water. However, heavier people do have to shop for a SUP with a higher weight limit for the best experience. Fortunately, there are

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Is Kayaking Hard If You’ve Never Done It?

If you have ever been to a lake, river, bay or even the beach and seen kayakers happily paddling you may have wondered how difficult the sport is to learn. You may even want to try your own hand at kayaking. Kayaking is an exhilarating sport that is enjoyed by millions of people around the

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Stand Up Paddle Board Fin Placement Tips

If you are interested in checking out your fin options for your new SUP, then you will notice that you have some variety to choose from when it comes to SUP fin types. They differ in style, size and shape. And the placement of fins on your stand up paddle board is the #1 factor

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How To Select A Stand Up Paddle Board For Beginners

If you have done any stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) while on vacation or with friends who are paddle boarders, then you might be interested in getting yourself a new standup paddle board. Paddle boarding beginners can easily get overwhelmed when shopping for a good SUP because there is a lot involved in choosing a good

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Know Before You Buy: The Different Types of Kayaks

Are you thinking about buying a kayak to enjoy a little water fun? If so, you should know that there are many different types of kayaks on the market today, each slightly different from the next and each designed for different purposes. To help you make the best purchasing choice for your particular needs and

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What’s The Difference Between Canoes And Kayaks?

Are canoes and kayaks the same? This is a question that many people have asked at one point or another, but actually, they are not, even though the two are often confused and even used interchangeably. Despite how people use the two terms, canoes and kayaks are really quite different from one another. Each has

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How to Paddle a Kayak Without Getting Wet

In a perfect world, most of us would like to be able to paddle our kayaks without getting drenched in the process. Is this always possible, though? Not exactly. However, there are some steps you can take to ensure you stay mostly dry during your kayaking outings. To help you do this, below we have

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Start Paddling With A Good Kayak for Beginners

Kayaks come in all shapes and forms, and there are plenty of models designed with the beginner in mind. With recreational kayaks to fishing vessels out there, knowing just where you’re heading with your kayaking future can help take out some of the confusion. Are you looking at just taking your kayak out for a

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Getting Fit On The Water: SUP Yoga Health Benefits

Love the water? Love keeping healthy? What a better way than combining both. SUP Yoga is hugely beneficial for your health. Why? It workouts all areas of the body and also helps bring a sense of calmness to your life which we all know is the real secret to a long, happy life! Don’t just

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Ultimate Insider Guide to Surfing In Europe

Surfing in Europe is very different to surfing anywhere else in the world. There are hundreds of surf spots along the Atlantic Coast and most of them are beach breaks. The different countries and cultures that you come across make surfing in Europe so unique. In Europe, a ten minute drive across the border means

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How To Lift Your Kayak Without Injuring Your Back

If you’re new to kayaking, or even if you’re not, there is a decent chance that you’re risking back injury each time you lift that kayak out of the water and off your vehicle. I know what you’re thinking, lifting one of these is a pretty simple and straightforward process. And yeah, that’s true if

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What To Wear For Cold Weather Kayaking And SUPing

Whether you’re going out paddling somewhere with a cooler climate, like Ireland, or doing some winter kayaking, you can still enjoy your time out on the water despite the lower temperature. The important thing to remember is that you need to be dressed warmly enough that you don’t get too cold while you’re out there.

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Wear The Best Rash Guards Out In The Water

If you are an avid swimmer or surfer then a rash guard should be of extreme importance to you. You want to be able to keep warm when you are out in cold water and you also want to make sure that you are protected from the sun’s UV rays. This page contains some affiliate

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Reviews: Best Beach Carts for Soft Sand

If you haven’t owned a beach cart before, buying one isn’t easy. With all of the options that are on the market, it can make it difficult to find a style and a size that suits your needs. To make things even harder on you, it is a good idea to setup a budget for

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Get A Good Snorkel Mask For Beginners

If you want to get yourself a good quality mask for snorkeling, you are going to want to make sure that it is going to be comfortable and leak proof. Without knowing anything about snorkel masks, it can be quite difficult to determine which masks in the marketplace meet these standards and which fail to

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Get Your Pup A Dog Life Jacket For Kayaking, SUPing and Boating

There are many who feel that their dog doesn’t need a life jacket. He’s a natural born swimmer, right? That’s not exactly the case. Some dogs are all about the water while others don’t mesh with it so well, but regardless, there’s no predicting what could happen while you’re on or near the water that

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