• Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 44,280+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 516,210+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,441+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

Biggest/best snorkeling forum?

Lil Dragonfly

Well-Known Member
Jun 14, 2009
399
26
118
Most freedivers post on Deeper Blue, most scuba divers post on Scubaboards, so where do most snorkelers post?
 
  • Like
Reactions: DRW

DRW

Vintage snorkeller
Jan 5, 2007
266
105
133
Most freedivers post on Deeper Blue, most scuba divers post on Scubaboards, so where do most snorkelers post?
As a lifelong snorkeller, never a freediver or a scuba diver, I tend to post snorkelling-related messages in the Freediving forum here on Deeper Blue and on the Snorkelling and Freediving forum on Scubaboard. I once chanced upon https://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/snorkeling-equipment-stories.html, even posting a response to one of the threads there, but my answer never appeared and I see that the site has since been disabled because of "technical difficulties". At one time I contributed to a swimming forum where there was a wildswimming section, hoping that somebody there might be interested in talking about outdoor swimming with fins, mask and snorkel, but nobody else seemed interested so I eventually left.

I have long been resigned to the absence of an online forum wholly dedicated to snorkelling. An online forum requires a critical mass of regular contributors with plenty of knowledge and experience to share. Back in the 1960s when I qualified in scuba, pool snorkelling was a skilled, tiring and necessary activity to be completed before scuba could be contemplated. Nowadays I get the impression that some younger divers go straight into scuba without passing through the snorkelling stage and hence they regard snorkelling as an irrelevance at best and child's play at worst. I am happy to counter such opinions when I come across them, but I sometimes wonder why I have to justify a simple, spontaneous lifetime pastime that has given me so much joy over the years.

In conclusion, an online discussion group is what you make of it and if I ever want to discuss snorkelling matters here on the freediving forum, I am always happy to do so. After all, many (most?) freedivers, and many scuba divers too, will argue that snorkelling is just a different form of freediving and hence its practitioners deserve to be welcomed and their voices heard within the "broad church" of the underwater swimming community. :)
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: stefpix

DRW

Vintage snorkeller
Jan 5, 2007
266
105
133
Thank you. I for one would feel much more tempted to post regularly to a snorkelling-specific forum here. I find that most freediving forum threads are unrelated to the on- or just-below-surface swimming with mask, snorkel and fins I practise, e.g. snorkelling, finswimming, swimtrekking etc. Ideally, such a snorkelling subforum would include a strong focus on snorkelling equipment, particularly where it differs from freediving kit, and not just on tourist information about picturesque snorkelling spots. I would be happy to contribute threads about the mid-twentieth-century pioneering days of snorkelling and the gear developed back then to make it possible. :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: stefpix

dcvf

Member
Aug 15, 2015
84
23
23
79
Concern : ‘Biggest/best snorkeling forum?’

Hello,

If you are curious :unsure:please have a look on my forum :



The forum is mainly dedicated to : ‘snorkeling’ and ‘freediving’…I’m only AIDA 3* (+ …) and Scuba 1*

I developed different sub-forum (*)…

Sorry it’s in french but pictures and videos…are easy to watch and understand :love:( Red sea, Maldives, Indonesia, etc…)

Feel free to post in English :cool:


(*)
- Presentation of the forum ... SURVE
- Forum in general: comments, proposals, etc ...
- To introduce yourself ... it's more user-friendly
- The different types of diving.
- The photo and the video: Equipment, Bookstore, Software, Technique, DIY ',…
- La faune et les coraux…la vie sous l'eau
- Destinations ... reports, photos, videos
- Anything that does not fit into one of the above categories
- Travel plans

I hope you will find interesting things there

See you
dcvf
 
  • Like
Reactions: DRW
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing

ABOUT US

ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2021 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.

ADVERT