What is snorkeling?
Snorkeling is swimming with fins, a mask, and a tube called a snorkel that allows you to have your face down in the water and still breathe.
What is the difference between snorkeling and scuba diving?
Snorkeling doesn’t require tanks and other expensive equipment like regulators. Scuba diving allows you to breathe underwater, while snorkeling allows you to breathe while you are on the surface with your face down. Snorkeling doesn’t require any certification, while scuba diving requires certification.
Why do people snorkel?
Because it’s loads of fun. 🙂 Fair enough?
Is snorkeling safe?
One of the wonderful things about snorkeling is that people of all ages can participate.
But don’t I need to be a good swimmer?
Well it sure can’t hurt, but it’s not required. It is recommended that you do have some comfort and experience when you are in water though. A few things to consider is that your fins help you a great deal in terms of movement, and they float. 🙂 As well, the mask that you wear will have air trapped in it will helps you float as well. If you don’t feel safe enough, you can also borrow floatation devices that you can lay on top of.
What equipment do you need to snorkel?
Mask: This is what you put on your face. This allows you to see underwater without getting your eyes and nose wet.
Snorkel: Well, this is what makes you a snorkeler. A snorkel is a hollow curved tube that is placed in the mouth that allows you to breathe while you are face down in the water. So basically, while you looking down into the water, the snorkel is sticking out of the water on one end while the other end is in your mouth.
Fins:This is what makes life a lot of fun. Fins allow you to swim like a fish. There are 2 kinds of fins, but for snorkeling in warm water, most people will do just fine with the close heeled kind. The open heeled kind is more for Scuba Divers which requires a special boot (bootie), or for colder waters. Any ways, make sure that the fins are a good fit, or else you will either be cutting off circulation to your feet, or they will easily come off. Make sure that they are a snug fit, but you should be able to wiggle your toes.
Hey! I have my equipment. What should I do now?
Well, it’s a good idea to get comfortable with your equipment before you go out to the reef.
Can you go underwater with a snorkel? What if I want to get closer to things?
Although many snorkelers dive underwater, I have found that some people would rather not, or don’t find the need to do so. If you see a fish several feet below you though, and you want to get a closer look, you’ll have to dive down. By doing this, your snorkel will fill up with water, and you will not be able to breathe until you clear the passage of your snorkel of water once you have resurfaced. It sounds a bit iffy, but it’s a common thing for more experienced snorkelers to dive down and fill their snorkel with water.
Do I need to be an experienced snorkeler?
We cater to both novice and experienced snorkelers. Every program is distinguished by snorkeling instruction on whatever level is needed, whether it’s how to put on a mask, or how to improve your free diving skills.
What does the tour fee include?
Tour fees include Free Return Transfer by air-conditioned car, Speed boat / boat on site, Snorkels, Goggles, Fins, Life Vest, Lunch box, Cold drinks, Mineral water, clean towels, shower room, Guide, Insurance,
What does the tour fee exclude?
Tour fees do not include Waterproof Camera, Sun screen/Sun block, and beer