Get your fins on and mask ready!
Snorkeling is often an underrated activity. For many travelers in tropic destinations, it’s presented as something anyone can do, and often involves plowing through the surface with rental gear and a swim vest on. But snorkeling can be so much more!
In fact, modern scuba diving grew out of snorkeling, or skin diving as it was known then.
Snorkeling can be a very rewarding activity. It benefits from its simplicity, where you can simply grab a mask and some fins, rather than hauling a bag full of heavy dive gear. This also allows for more flexibility, allowing you to bring your gear on trips where bringing tons of scuba gear isn’t a possibility. And the lack of bubbles means you can often get closer to marine wildlife than with scuba gear on.
To really make the most of your next snorkeling trip, and leave the newbies in your wake, a bit of preparation is helpful.
- Improve your swimming
If your swimming skills aren’t the best, take some swimming lessons at your local pool.
Swimming is one thing – Swimming with fins on is something else entirely.
The extra drag and weight of the fins put extra toll on the muscles, which is why you might experienced cramping up if you’re not used to swimming with fins.
So take a pair of fins to the local pool and do laps with them on.
- Improve your breath hold
Many snorkelers simply stay at the surface, and use the snorkel to breathe while looking down. A number of more advanced snorkelers, though, move into skin diving territory by doing occasional dives below the surface while holding their breath.
Do you wanna do some snorkeling? Let’s go then!
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