Are you an adventure sports lover? Do you love to go snorkelling whenever you visit any island or water sports destination during your vacation? Irrespective of your level of expertise, there are few basic points that you must always remember, before you venture into water sports like snorkelling, scuba-diving and the like.
If you are about to snorkel for the first time in your lives, it is quite natural to experience a sense of fear and anxiety within you. However, be assured that with the right approach, equipment and gear, you will complete your trip successfully. Ensure that you never lose focus of these points:
1. Never Be Stingy While Renting Equipment
Once you have the correct quality of snorkelling equipment, you are done with almost half of the activity. Therefore, when you are renting your snorkel gear, fins, mask and other related stuff, ensure that you invest in the right product. Do some research beforehand to know the leading brand names in this field and rent equipment that is made from reputed brands, so that they don’t betray you in the midst of your activity. Try them on to check to if they fit you and if they allow you to swim freely. This is the first and foremost tip that you should keep in mind before you venture out into the waters.
2. Choose The Right Partner
Snorkelling is an activity that is offered as part of the tour package by many tour operators if you are travelling to famous island destinations. Ensure that you choose the operator who focuses on your safety and not offers you this activity just to showcase to the world how good they are. How do you know if one operator is better than the others? Check the tour package in detail to see if-
- They give you high quality gear
Provide professional assistance in times of emergencies
Have expert divers on standby mode always
Provide first-timers with complete training,
Offer to cover all the exotic snorkelling spots in the place of your vacation so that you can witness the best of coral reefs and marine life in their full form
In short, choose an operator who gives you a complete package so that you can wipe off any fears that you might have about this activity and enjoy your trip to the fullest.
If you are a first-timer, ensure that you have practice sessions with professionals with their gear on, so that you prepare yourself well. Never attempt to jump off from a boat when you try snorkelling for the first time; always try to approach the waters from the beach. Ensure that you practice when the waters are calm, so that you can use your equipment with ease and also gain more confidence while swimming. Never disturb the fishes, turtles, dolphins, corals and other marine life that you find deep within the waters. Ensure that you don’t touch them even with your fins. Get the thrill and peace of snorkelling by absorbing in the beauty of these under-water creatures in a very tranquil way.