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5 Tips to Snorkeling for the First Time 0

Posted on February 07, 2018 by Dan Parker

snorkeling-silfra-hiAccording to statistics of snorkelers in the United States between the years 2006 and 2016, the number had been reducing and increasing by a fair margin. In 2016, the numbers stood at 8.72 million which was a drop from 8.87 million in 2015.

So what is snorkeling?

This is the kind of swimming done in deeper bodies of water while wearing a face mask and a snorkel, a breathing tube.

As much as it is fun and adventurous, there are essential skills that you require in order to have a great first-time experience snorkeling. Some of these tips include:

1)    Ensure you get a fitting gear

When you get a mask, ensure that it fits your face perfectly. Trying it on before embarking on your adventure is vital. You should be completely comfortable with the mask; it should not fit too tight or too loose. You can also work on practicing how to use the two first, that way you will ease into them, get comfortable and have a tremendous time snorkeling.

2)    Get yourself a decent mask and snorkel

Be sure to confirm that your mask of choice does not leak and can be thoroughly cleaned to avoid unnecessary fogging. For your snorkel, a dry one comes in handy. This kind has a built in mechanism that prevents water from blocking your snorkel and hence eases your first experience. Have no idea which one to get? Look at some of the best full face snorkel masks reviewed. Read the rest of this entry →

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