How do I get over my fear of snorkeling?

How do I stop being scared of snorkeling?

Here are 5 tips that help me get through my fear and enjoy the fish:

  1. I use my own snorkeling equipment, when possible. No, I’m not a germaphobe. …
  2. Snorkel with a buddy. …
  3. Stay close to the shore. …
  4. Wear a life jacket. …
  5. BREATHE.

Should you be scared of snorkeling?

While you might not be aware of it, the lack of control is what truly scares people when they snorkel. Activities on the land make you feel far more in control of the situation, while the water can definitely make you feel helpless. If you want to overcome your fear of the water, then you have to find a way to relax.

Do fish touch you when snorkeling?

You know the fish don’t actually touch you. They just swim around you and have a look. I have lost count of the number of times I have had my snorkel on and looked under the water to see loads of fish, right next to people who were just standing around in the water. They won’t bite you!

How do you clear a snorkel?

The key to clearing water from your snorkel is to exhale forcefully. One quick, sharp exhalation should do it.

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