Something About Travel and Snorkeling

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Something About Travel and Snorkeling

Snorkelling is an under-the-sea activity that involves viewing the underwater depths with the help of a snorkel, a proper diving mask and swim-fins. This happens in shallow water where you get to watch the life under the sea for a long period of time. The best part it; you do not need any sort of physical effort. The sport happens in calm and warm seas where the water is clear. The best spots are the amazing coral reefs and the rich seabed.

Something About Travel and Snorkeling  

How you can do snorkeling

  • You can do it from the water surface without any oxygen cylinders and there is no need to go under the waters. Therefore there is no nervousness involved. 
  • You do not need a guide; you can explore the seabed on your own. 
  • This activity does not cost any huge amount so a lot of tourists can take part. 
  • It’s fit for any age provided you are fit. 

Snorkeling gears

Masks are available in various shapes and sizes so try buying/renting the best full face snorkel mask. The mask is supposed to fit perfectly so that it does not leak at all. Don’t settle for a fogging mask or else you won’t be able to see through. When it comes to buying masks, you will be spoilt for choices. The main consideration is the glass quality and the strap. There are masks that come with digital cameras and video recorders. This is great because it helps to capture underwater images.

Now try getting a dry snorkel that comes with a splash guard. Water dripping down the snorkel is a real bad experience. Have fins that fit you just right and do not hurt. Fin is a floating device, a life jacket. These are designed to save lives but there is another advantage as well. You need to work lesser while you are swimming helping you to focus on exploring. If you are doing it for the first time, practice well with your gears and know the skills.

The location factor

Location plays a major role so if you are indulging for the first time, chooses an interesting but calm location. It can be a bit tough for you to jump off from the boat so better go from the beach. Do not touch any underwater life, treat the ocean well.

A good location is all that matters because relaxation should be the aim. If you are not used to snorkeling before, doing breathing practice is a must. You can do this before in a pool or in any shallow water. The breathing should neither be too light or too deep, just accurate. Once you practice and feel confident, go for it.

Cleaning the snorkel

Cleaning the snorkel needs quite a practice as it involves immersing the head and snorkel deep into the water. The best you can do it take a deep breath and blow out via the mouthpiece and water will come out through the tube.

Snorkeling made easy

Are you are first time snorkeler? Take a look at the challenges first time snorkelers experience:

  • Leaking face mask 
  • Fear 
  • Exhaustion 
  • Water accumulating your snorkel tube 
  • Injury 
  • Boredom 


Snorkeling is a fun activity and has basically no such risk. While you are under the waters, there are a few things you must remember. Swim slow and carefully while you take care of the breathing patterns. It is important to judge the distance and see where you go. You are wearing a mask and goggles so things will appear closer than it is. Enjoy the activity, have fun under water and explore sealife at its best.

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  1. I would love to go snorkeling again. I tried it once and really enjoyed it. So beautiful under the sea. :)

  2. I actually learned snorkeling for a while, the surface kind when you dive under, clear the snorkel with a single breath and then go in for me. But I really didn't like not being able to breathe through my nose - I'm used to either being able to or holding my breath entirely. But it always looks so cool!