Snorkeling tips - Beginner's Guide

Posted on May 07, 2016

Some simple and useful tips for more pleasant snorkeling.

1. Add a few drops of defog solution or spittle on the inside of a dry mask and rub around. Rinse off in salt water.  

2. Place mask on your face where it feels comfortable. Make sure that hairs are out of mask. Breathe in through your nose and see if you can create suction. Good suction usually means good fit.

3. Pull strap over head. Keep strap high on the back of your head and above your ears. Make sure it is snug, but not too tight.

4. To clean mask apply pressure to top of mask, blow out your nose, and look up.

5. Bite down gently on bite tabs and place lips over mouthpiece. If you smile you will break the seal and water will come in. It’s easy to get the water out of the snorkel. Say the word “two” with force and blast the water out the purge.
6. Breath deep and slow, be relaxed. Look out in a 45-degree angle to keep snorkel out of water.

7.  Place foot in foot pocket (there usually is no right or left). Stand up and lift heal up and down. If the heal stays snug the fin fits.  Don’t walk around with your fins on. This is not shoes.

8. Move your legs slowly from your hips and bend knees only slightly. Keep fins underwater. Avoid bicycle kicking or flutter kicking.  Keep arms to side.

9. Please do NOT stand on or touch live corals. You will harm this delicate creatures and ultimately the entire ecosystem. Also avoid to touch any kinds of fish -
and don’t make too sudden movement to them if you want to avoid being stung or bitten. Normally, local animals are not aggressive.

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