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Snorkeling is one of the easiest, safest and most pleasant
ways to enjoy the underwater world. Snorkeling is great entertainment
for all member of the family no matter what the age.
Snorkeling is a fascinating experience that can be enjoyed
by anyone who is comfortable in the water. No special training
is required, only the ability to swim and to breathe through
the snorkel. Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity,
particularly at tropical resort destinations and many places
recreational scuba divers venture. All you need are fins and
a mask allowing even the beginner a glimpse at the amazing
undersea world. Equipment is available at most island resorts.
The most common type of snorkel is a simple tube that is
allowed to flood when underwater. More advanced snorkels features
a valve arrangement in the top which effectively closes the
snorkel when it is submerged. This is a great way for beginners
Snorkeling in shallow sandy areas may allow sighting of rays
and various flatfish. The advantage to snorkeling in shallow
water is that there is much to see in shallow water right
off the shore.
Reefs are perfect for snorkeling with gin clear waters and
lots of fish. Prior to snorkeling it is importation to learn
all you can about coral reefs. They are fascinating and fragile
environments. Preserving the reef is a top priority for a
good reason. Coral is a living animal that could be killed
or injured even with a whack of a flipper. Coral is an integral
part of the underwater ecosystem. Thoughtless snorkelers and
divers break off pieces either by accident or for souvenirs,
while yachts anchoring over a reef can tear up entire chunks.
Maintain a comfortable distance from the reef, so that you
are certain you can avoid contact. And finally, do not walk
or step on the corals, to protect yourself and the corals
from injury and damage. Snorkelers also need to take care
around fire coral. Fire coral can cause a burning sensation
to any area that it touches.
While snorkeling is a great way to view the underwater world
it is also important to remain cautious.
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