Snorkeling is the best way to get in the water and see what is underneath the surface to get to experience the beauty of the underwater world. It’s a fairly easy thing to get to hang up, so obviously if you know how to swim, you’re five steps ahead of the game.
If you don’t know how to swim, you need to have some type of flotation device when you go in.
One thing to always keep in mind when snorkeling is you have to check your surroundings. If you’re going off a beach or a inland structure you have to make sure there’s not a lot of wave action you don’t want to be get in a situation where you’re washed up on shore.
If you’re out in the boat snorkeling, always have a dive flag follow all diving safety regulations and always always snorkel with a buddy.
That’s the most important rule, it always helps out anywhere you dive you want to make sure you have a dive flag it is regulation and it’s for your own good.
Allright, so now we’re ready to snorkel. The first thing we’re going to do is to make sure we defog our mask. So defogging the mask just basically is putting some type of surface on the inside pains of the mask so the mask will not fog up when you’re snorkeling in the water with the temperature change.
Few different ways to do this you could buy anti fog from a dive store a little baby shampoo always works. My tried-and-true method just go ahead and spit in the mask rub it around seems gross but wash it out and you’re good to go. You will be getting fogged up once the mask is defog you’re ready to go out and snorkel.
A couple things to remember, when you’re actually in the water. fins are a huge help they propel you well make sure you can get from point A to point B. Tt caused a little less panic because you have a controlled rhythm out there.
The second thing to remember is make sure, you have to focus on your breathing. Don’t want to be breathing quickly, don’t be panicking. The slower and easier you go the more fun you’re going to have and also the more controlled you’re going to be.
If you’re all over the place, it’s easy to get water in your snorkel causing you to choke. A variety of things can happen so take it slow focus on your breathing and have fun.
Snorkelling is one of the greatest things you can do in the water and I hope to see y’all out there.