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Snorkeling is a great way to introduce yourself to the ocean.
But like any sport/activity, it is important to be aware of
basic safety rules to ensure that your snorkeling experience
Choose calm conditions to enjoy a safer snorkel. Make sure
the water and weather conditions are safe. One day the waves
can be a meter high, and the next day the water is still.
Calm water will make the snorkeling experience more enjoyable
especially for beginners. Typically, a morning snorkel is
best, while afternoon snorkeling may have more of a current
and sea breeze.
It is important that the snorkeling equipment properly fits
snorkelers. Choose a pair of swim fins that fit your feet
comfortably and a snorkel that will fit easily in to your
mouth. Fins that are too large will often slip off swimmers
feet when they are swimming. Masks that do not properly fit
will often allow water in.
The best thing anyone can do to stay safe around the water
is to learn to swim. While non-swimmers can snorkel using
a life vest, it is generally a better snorkeling trip when
able to swim. While snorkeling, it is important to keep your
bearings. Following fish can be a fun pursuit, but be careful
not to swim to far from the shore or boat. It is also important
to be aware of any current; if you feel yourself drifting
to far from other snorkelers or the boat be sure to signal
Study the Site
Prior to diving find out the potential problems or conditions
that surround a specific dive site. If the particular site
is well-known for the waves, currents, shallow spots, difficult
entries or exits be sure to wear a life jacket. Being aware
of your environment prior to snorkeling will mean that you
can focus on snorkeling when you are in the water.
Do Not Touch
Don't put bare hands into crevices or holes. Never touch,
handle or feed marine life except under expert guidance and
following locally-established guidelines. Where possible,
walk on bare surfaces to avoid trampling marine life.
Learn the Basics
Learn how to clear water from the snorkel and learn how to
put your mask back on when you tread water. It is important
that even beginners know how to clear water at the surface
and resume free breathing without removing snorkel their mouth.
Take your garbage home with you, especially things that require
special disposal, such as batteries. Be respectful of the
environment so that others to can continue to share the beauty
and fascination of the underwater world.
About the Author
Rob Daniels is an avid snorkeler and outdoor enthusiasts
more at Snorkeling Shop http://snorkeling-shop.com
and Kayak Escape http://www.kayak-escape.com