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For those who are snorkeling for the first time, and can’t wait to visit the waters of Maui, you may feel nervous and unsure of what to expect. Gemini Sailing Tours would like to share some tips for those beginners who will be diving into open water to experience ocean life to the extreme. With these tips you can fully enjoy your snorkeling experience.
Snorkeling Tips for Beginners
Many first time snorkelers will first experience a little bit of fear before they take the plunge. After they get past the fear, they might also experience leaking face masks, water in your snorkel tube, and even exhaustion. None of these are any fun, especially for the person’s first experience in the ocean. To avoid these negatives, you will first want to make sure you have good equipment. If you’re renting or buying your own snorkeling gear, you will want to have good quality. If you’re renting, make sure you get you get a dry snorkel or a snorkel with a splash guard to keep the snorkel tube from flooding. Additionally, get fins that fit perfectly. You don’t want fins that are too small or too big. Of course too small fins are just unforgivable. If your fins are too big, they are a hazard and can cause serious problems.
After you get your snorkeling gear, take some time to get use to how each piece feels and functions. If you own your own snorkeling gear, it is good to practice with it in a pool or calm shallow waters. When you’re practicing or testing out your gear, make sure there are no leaks or flooding in your face mask or tube. Then practice putting your fins on and off in the water and out of the water.
Learning to Swim Slowly with Snorkel
When you’re snorkeling, whether you’re practicing in a pool or you’re out swimming the reefs, remember to swim slowly. Don’t become so exhausted that you can’t swim back to the boat. When swimming, stay relaxed and swim slowly. Take your time and enjoy the sights of the sea, don’t swim so fast that you get out of breath. It is necessary for your safety to maintain your stamina.
Best Places to Snorkel in Calm Weather
Before scheduling your first day out in the big ocean, check weather conditions and make sure waves and surges aren’t high. Calm weather is optimal for snorkeling. If the waves seem a bit rough around the area you’re planning on snorkeling in, you may want to reschedule for a calmer day and calmer waters. When you pick your snorkeling area, make sure you find an interesting spot that will help improve your experience.
Snorkel Sail Tour Adventures in Honolua Bay, Lahaina, Ka’anapali Beach, Turtle Town in Olowalu, Molokai, Lanai, & West Maui, Hawaii
Gemini Sailing Tours provides snorkeling tours where we can take you to the west side of Maui where you can see breathtaking reefs. Here you’ll be able see our local sea turtles and other oceanic wildlife. We also provide snorkeling instructions and rent reliable gear. Gemini Sailing Tours can guarantee a good time. If you’re in Maui, want to get your feet wet and see our beautiful island from a different perspective, schedule your snorkeling tour with Gemini Sailing Tours today!