Snorkeling is considered more a leisure activity than a sport. Snorkeling requires no special training, only the very basic swimming abilities and being able to breath through snorkel. We recommend that for snorkeling safety one should not snorkel alone, but rather with buddy, a tour grouo or a guide.
Thinngs to do and not to do during Snorkeling Activity
Hydrating well before entering the water is highly recommended, especially if one intends to snorkel for several hours.
Proper hydration also prevents cramps. Snorkellers who hyperventitate to extend sub-surface time can experience acapnia (deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood tissue) if they hypetventitate prior to submarging. This can in turn to lead to shallow water blackout. Snorkeling with buddy and remaining aware of the buddy’s condition at all time can help avoid these defficuties.
When snorkeling ona a near coral reefs, avoid to contact with delicate coral, and it is poisonous inhabitants, usually by wearing protective gloves and being careful of one’s enviroment. Coral scrapes and cuts often require specialized first aid treatment.
Avoid Interaction and Contact with the marine life during encounters. While seals and sea turtles can seen harmless, they can become alarmed if approached or feel threaten. Some creatures like morey eels can hide in coral holes and will bite fingers in response too much prodding.
It is danger to Snorkellers are inshore and leisure craft such as jetskis. Since these craft can ply the same area’s snorkelers visit, the chance for accidental collisions exists.
The wearing appropriate covering such as Rush Guard and Sun Block will reduce burn bodly. Snorkeler’s back and ankles can be exposed to the sun for extended periods and can burn bodly without being noticed in time.