Snorkeling can be an exciting new adventure. Learning to breathe for the first time underwater is a strange, but exhilarating sensation, floating weightlessly like animals bigger than you swim below and seeing all the colorful plant life that lives below the surface of the water is something that animals are made of. dreams It’s easy to get distracted and forget about safety precautions, but remembering these three details could make the difference between a horrible experience and the adventure of a lifetime.
First, consider the elements. Check the weather before heading out in case something new has started to prepare. This is very important, especially if you plan to go quite far from the coast. The weather can change quickly, so be prepared if it does. Know the currents. If the waves look rough and the water is not clear, don’t go in. Ask locals if they know of places that are better than others, look for flags and signs that direct you to areas that are considered safe for swimming and snorkeling. Look for lifeguards on duty or hang out with reputable snorkeling companies that will put your safety first.
Second, select a location worth seeing. If you don’t do your research and just grab your snorkel gear and go, you might see sand, for miles, leaving you wondering what all the hype is about. Be sure to select a lively spot for an amazing experience, but don’t miss out on your snorkeling. A coral reef will offer you a plethora of colors and countless fish, manta rays, turtles, moray eels and other exotic creatures depending on the location. Now, that’s the type of tourism to stand out. However, you don’t have to go to a reef to find interesting underwater adventures. Some other ideas are shipwrecks that have great stories, places where your favorite marine animals swim, and beaches that have a trademark like shark teeth hidden in the sand.
Lastly, be good to yourself and the ecosystem. You need to make sure that you are well hydrated and that you are wearing the proper sunscreen. Some sunscreens are harmful to the marine ecosystem, especially the coral reef, so be sure to use a safe or biodegradable ecological / marine sunscreen, which is now becoming a requirement for some countries like Mexico. Make sure your gear fits snugly and is not annoying as you try to enjoy your adventure. Make sure not to touch the animals, for safety for them and for you, and remember not to stand on the coral reef as it is alive too. Unfortunately, much of the reef has been dying because people don’t know or care enough to change their actions.
Have an amazing snorkeling trip!