Tips and Techniques You Must Know on Snorkeling
Snorkeling can be so relaxing that’s why many people are engaging this activity. Floating, immersed, seeing and enjoying the scenery underwater can surely relieve your stress. Before engaging the activity of snorkeling, you should know the secret first on how to do it in the right way. Well it will be very simple if you follow these tips and techniques on snorkeling.
Many beginners find it difficult to breathe underwater through a tube but there’s nothing to worry about that because you will learn from it just after a few tries. One great advice for all the beginners in snorkeling is that they should learn to breathe through a tube first in shallow waters preferably on a sandy beach or in a pool. You can start with laying flat of your stomach and float placing your face in the water just about 45-degree angle. You then bite the mouthpiece gently and allow your lips to seal around it while holding the snorkel in place. It is an important rule to remember that whenever you put the snorkel in your mouth, you make sure that you must exhale before inhaling or else there will be water in it. You must test also the snorkel by taking regular breathes through the tube. Breath slowly and cautiously through your snorkel. You don’t have to panic because anytime you can lift your head above the water if you want. You just need to relax and be aware of your breaths.
The next important thing that you should practice and be able to learn is that the snorkel clearing technique. Before attempting out into open water, you should measure first and test your skills in how to use the snorkel. You can start with placing your head below the water and see that the snorkel is immersed below the surface. Always remember that you must hold your breath when you feel that the water is entering the snorkel barrel. It may seem unnatural to hold your breath while opening your mouth, but surely it is easy. Always keep in mind that never inhale when the water has entered the snorkel. The next step you need to do is to clear the water from the snorkel. You can only do this task if you have raised your snorkel above the surface of the water. Never try to exhale when your snorkel is underwater because if you did that you what you will only get is water. All you need to do in blasting up the water inside the snorkel is to surface your head without lifting out of the water and forcefully exhale into the snorkel. This method of blasting out the water will clear out all of the water inside the snorkel.
To end with, you can also keep into consideration these following pointers to improve your skills in snorkeling. To conserve your energy, you should swim in a steady comfortable pace. Always streamline yourself and keep your arms at your side. Breath cautiously and avoid choking on the water that may enter through the snorkel.