Should you wear a wetsuit when snorkeling?

Is wetsuit necessary for snorkeling?

A lot of people wonder what type of wetsuit they need for a snorkeling trip, if any at all. My recommendation would be yes, no matter where you go snorkeling and how warm the water, purely for protection from the sun.

How do you stay warm while snorkeling?

7 Tips for Staying Warm Underwater

  1. Cover your head. You wouldn’t go skiing without a hat; don’t go diving in cold waters without a hood. …
  2. Keep the water out. …
  3. Bare nothing. …
  4. Stick to shallow waters. …
  5. Surface if you shiver. …
  6. Wrap up on deck. …
  7. Have a hot drink.

Do I need wetsuit in Hawaii?

Even though the waters are warm, you still need a wetsuit to scuba dive in Hawaii. … A 3mm thickness is just right for Hawaiian waters. Remember, your wetsuit actually provides more bouncy as it gets thicker, so keep that in mind when putting your weight belt together.

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.

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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.

Do wetsuit boots go over or under?

Always wear your wetsuit over your booties. This is what happens when you do the opposite and water can’t flush out!

Does a wetsuit keep you dry?

Wet suits don’t keep you dry, but they can keep you warm. Wet suits are made of waterproof, closed-cell, foam-rubber (neoprene) which insulates even when wet. … After you’ve warmed up the water inside a wet suit, the neoprene can do its job — insulating you from the water outside the suit.