What to bring when going snorkeling?

What are the 7 basic equipment in snorkeling?

A snorkel: A curved plastic tube that snorkelers can breathe through while underwater. A mask: Snorkeling masks protect the nose and face, and allow snorkelers to see underwater. Diving fins: Snorkelers wear these on their feet to make it easier to swim. Free divers also use them to make it easier to dive to deep …

What should you not do while snorkeling?

Do not touch corals, fish or turtles. The only thing you can touch safely is sand and rock and water (that means with your fins also). Read our snorkeling etiquette page for learning how to develop skills for taking a break in the water without having to stand. Don’t use harmful sunscreen.

What color should I wear snorkeling?

Many factors determine the contrast-ability of your equipment, such as time of day, quality of water, shadows across the water, etc. For the most part, the lighter your gear the more contrast it will have. If you are wanting to blend in, blue or black would probably be your best bet.

What is snorkel gear?

A snorkel is a device used for breathing air from above the surface when the wearer’s head is face downwards in the water with the mouth and the nose submerged. It may be either separate or integrated into a swimming or diving mask.

How much weight should you snorkel?

The general rule of weights is: 5% of your body weight wearing a 3mm wetsuit when spearfishing, freediving and snorkeling. 10% of your body weight wearing a 5mm wetsuit when scuba diving.

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