What is snorkeling?
Snorkeling involves observing the underwater depths with the aid of a diving mask, a snorkel and, usually, swimfins. It generally takes place in shallow water, where you can watch undersea life from the surface of the water.
Snorkeling allows people to observe underwater life over a long period while generally making only a limited physical effort.
The ideal places to practice snorkeling are in warm, calm seas with clear water. Coral reefs, due to the richness of the seabed and underwater life, are favorite spots for snorkeling.
Although, even today, snorkeling is seen as the “younger brother” of scuba diving, the activity has several advantages of its own. Snorkeling can be done:
– From the surface of the water, without oxygen cylinders and without the need to be completely under water. As a result, less nervousness is involved than in scuba diving.
– Without any qualifications and without a guide: in snorkeling, you are free to explore the seabed at your own pace and in your own way, most often without any constraints of organization
– Without major expense: a few dozen euros is enough to cover the equipment, and snorkeling is very often done from a public beach, without any particular costs.
– Without any great physical effort. As a result, it is adapted to almost any age, since snorkelers can just let themselves float at the surface of the water.
Snorkeling is a great opportunity to develop an interest and curiosity for the wealth of the undersea world and the preservation of biodiversity.