Snorkeling is great fun, but it’s easy to get so engaged in looking below the surface that you forget to look above! Many of the above swimming rules apply to snorkeling, but with a little extra caution thrown it.
- Practice snorkeling in a pool first. Breathing through a tube may seem easy, but for some people it takes some practice. It’s easy to become flustered or fatigued when you are in the ocean and confused about your equipment.
- Snorkeling can be very distracting, so snorkelers must make an effort to look up every few moments to gauge their position and make sure they haven’t strayed too far from the boat, or into a channel.
- In popular snorkeling spots, there can be a lot of boats coming and going. Wear bright colors, or better yet a bright life jacket or snorkeling vest to make yourself more visible.
Scuba Diving is also a popular sport which requires significant skill and attention to safety. Two of the most essential pieces of equipment for divers, aside from their diving gear, are two identifying flags: the blue and white Alpha flag and red and white diver down flag.