Palau has long been on my bucket list of destinations to visit, in fact, Palau was the first place on my personal bucket list primarily because it was the world’s first shark sanctuary, and I’m a bit of a shark enthusiast. Over the years I learned more about Palau from friends who’ve been and it

As Snorkel Venture’s self-appointed Tsar of Sun Protection, I have to share with you my latest discovery. As you all know, as snorkelers, we spend a lot of time floating on the surface of the water with the intense equatorial sun beating down on our backsides. No matter how melanin-rich your body may be, those

Next to Marsa Shagra Resort’s house reef, Marsa Nakari Resort’s house reef is one of the biggest house reefs we visit on any of our resort-based snorkeling safaris. Similar to Marsa Shagra’s, Marsa Nakari’s reef starts just a few meters offshore where the northern and southern sections of the reef come together to make the

You might think you don’t need a hood for a snorkeling safari as the tropical waters are similar in temperature to bathwater. However, we would argue that you really do need a hood, and more than that, one that fits snugly on your head. It doesn’t matter if you have a nest of thick locks,

Papua Explorers, located in the northern region of Raja Ampat has a great house reef accessible by your water bungalow at high tide, or the long jetty at any point of the day, no matter the position of the tide. The end of the jetty is right where the reef slopes off into deeper water