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Snorkeling for Kids | Of all water sports, snorkeling is one of the most simple to learn and it is a great way to enjoy all that the sea has to offer. This sport is a great activity for vacationing in warm destinations and it also is a great starting point for even more adventurous water sports, like scuba diving.
Snorkeling for Kids
Of all water sports, snorkeling is one of the most simple to learn and it is a great way to enjoy all that the sea has to offer. Snorkeling is an activity that you can do almost any place you find water, although it is the most fun and interesting when there are fish and other creatures to watch. This sport is a great activity for vacationing in warm destinations and it also is a great starting point for even more adventurous water sports, like scuba diving.
Anyone with the ability to swim or float using an inflatable vest without panicing can discover the wonders beneath the waves. As a first time snorkeler you will need a few basic skills and pieces of equipment. You will need to have the ability to swim, or at the very least understand the movements of swimming. If you aren't an expert swimmer or lack confidence, you could use a floatation device. Should you decide to use the aid of a flotation device you will be a little bit limited, since you won't be able to dive. Snorkeling with a floation device can help children gain the confidence and motivation to become better swimmers.
The only required pieces of equipment are a mask and a snorkel. The mask covers your eyes and nose, so that water stays out of your eyes and nose, facilitation seeing and breathing through the tube. The snorkel is a long tube, which straps to your mask strap, on one end of the snorkel there is an opening and on the other end there s a mouthpiece. The mouthpiece should securely fit into your lips, held there by your teeth end the end.
After you have your snorkel equipment you will need to learn to take proper care of your snorkeling equipment. Sometimes the masks get foggy, there is a type of liquid that can prevent some fogginess in the mask. In addition, you should always test your equipment before you venture into the water. Your mask should suction to your face and prevent water from leaking in. You should also make sure that your snorkel is facing the correct direction since the wrong angle can allow water to enter your sheets.
To start snorkeling, put your mask and snorkel on, you may also want to use flippers. Test to make sure that all of the equipment is working. Then proceed out into shallow and secure water. Put your face into the water before starting to swim. You need to become comfortable with having your face underwater. You also need to learn to breathe through the snorkel comfortably. This is essential practice since it can be much scarier once you are in the water.
As you become more confident and snorkel more you will notice that waves and splashes can get water into the snorkel. Clearing your snorkel of this water is very simple; exhale through your snorkel forcefully. This will blow the water back out of the snorkel. Also ,you will notice that sometimes your mask may develop a tiny lead, which will eventually fill it with water. To clear your mask, lift your head out of the water and pull forward on your mask to open a gap at the bottom of the mask. This will allow the water to flow out of the mask.
Always remember never to snorkel alone, just as you would not go swimming alone. You will be able to practice snorkeling almost anywhere, in a pool in the ocean and more. Practice will prepare you to more fully enjoy all of the fascinating species of sea life that you will seen in some of the more tropical regions